6 Eradicate extreme hunger and poverty

Where we are

Poverty dynamics in Kyrgyzstan
Poverty dynamics in Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan has already reached the target indicator of the extreme poverty level and got to the level far below target (12.9% by 2015), although political events and the inter-ethnic conflict of 2010 had negative impact on the existing dynamics of poverty. If since 1998 the rate of extreme poverty had decreased from 19.1% to 3.1% in 2009, by 2011 it increased up to 4.5% (data of the National Statistics Committee). Increase in poverty was observed in both urban and rural areas.

Another aspect of poverty, affecting health and normal development of the population, including children, is the status of nutrition. According to the official data, the percentage of population consuming less than 2,100 calories a day decreased from 60.5% in 2000 to 44.7% in 2011. And the percentage of children aged 1 - 6 years was 6.9% in 2011 while the target for 2015 is 3%. As noted in the second report on progress towards the MDGs in the Kyrgyz Republic, progress on these indicators, as well as on the indicator of consumption, is relatively slow, at the same time there is no reason to say that these targets are unreachable.

UNDP's work in Kyrgyzstan

Targets for MDG1
  1. Reduce by half the proportion of people living on less than a dollar a day
    • Proportion of population below $1 (PPP) per day
    • Poverty gap ratio
    • Share of poorest quintile in national consumption
  2. Achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all, including women and young people
    • Growth rate of GDP per person employed
    • Employment-to-population ratio
    • Proportion of employed people living below $1 (PPP) per day
    • Proportion of own-account and contributing family workers in total employment
  3. Reduce by half the proportion of people who suffer from hunger
    • Prevalence of underweight children under-five years of age
    • Proportion of population below minimum level of dietary energy consumption