There are eight major Millennium Development Goals (MDGs): (i) eradicate poverty; (ii) achieve universal primary
education; (iii) promote gender equality and empower women; (iv) reduce child mortality; (v) improve maternal
health; (vi) combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases; (vii) ensure environmental sustainability; and (viii)
develop a global partnership for development. This study determines the status and progress of Nepal in
achieving the eight MDGs by looking at Millennium Development Indicators (MDIs). The study examines some
socio-economic indicators at the sub-national level and regional level for three points of time during 1990, 1995
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