The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have challenged the world to measure and quantify progress in an unprecedented way. New resources including publications, databases and web portals on the goals are launched every year making valuable contributions to the task of monitoring progress. Making the MDGs time-bound and measurable has played a significant role in helping produce enormous amounts of MDG-related information. It has also revealed the tremendous gaps that persist in key statistics especially in terms of gender-disaggregated data.
This guide presents a selection of relevant resources on women and the MDGs in Africa for policy-makers, development practitioners and journalists. The resources presented here have been selected by the Africa Progress Panel Secretariat and compiled with contributions of numerous organizations working to help achieve the MDGs in Africa.
For each goal, the guide presents a snapshot of the situation of women in Africa and lists the key resources available for that particular goal or target.
This guide will be continuously updated and welcomes contributions that will help enrich it.