Asia-Pacific Regional MDG Road Map 2008-2015
main objective of the regional MDG road map is to provide a framework
for ‘delivering as one’ – in the form of a regional
partnership – in adding value to national development strategies
and processes in the ‘off-track’ countries and in
those below the Asian average in achieving the MDGs. In identifying
these countries, both the trends and the absolute levels of their
performance have been considered. Attention is also given to ‘on-track’
countries so that they do not fall behind, and lessons learnt
from their successful experiences can be studied and disseminated.
It should be emphasized that this is not a road map for the countries
to reach its MDG targets. Each country, given its own circumstances,
is expected to have in place a variety of development strategies,
plans and programmes. The regional MDG road map takes these policies,
strategies and processes as ‘given’ and aims to add
value to national-level efforts by regional-level action.