6 Eradicate extreme hunger and poverty

Where we are

Roma family living in the area of Shuto Orizari (PHOTO: UNDP/GORGI LICHOVSKI)

Reduce the proportion of the population living below the poverty line to 9.5% by 2015.

It is realistic to expect that by 2015 the current poverty rate (29.4%) would drop to 27%.

UNDP's work in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

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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