Progress: Lebanon on track to meet key targets
Lebanon is on track to meet key targets of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). This is particularly so for goals relating to children and women including hunger, child mortality, universal primary education, gender parity in education and achievements related to maternal health.
However, progress is not uniform and socio-economic gaps are widening across the population. Lebanon is a country of pronounced inequities despite its upper-middle income status. Significant and increasing regional disparities include poverty and unemployment and translate into differences in childhood development indicators in health, education, protection and water and sanitation (WASH).
Disadvantaged and marginalized children as a result of social exclusion include: