The First Annual Report on the Implementation of the Millennium Development Goals in Montenegro – 2011

10 Dec 2011


The report defines 44 indicators for the first seven Millennium Development Goals that are specific for Montenegro that is still a transition country to some extent, which is fully committed to reforms in the context of Euro-Atlantic integration. The main finding from this report is that the most significant challenges in the long-term development of Montenegro are related to the regional economic, social and cultural disparities, social exclusion, rule of law and democratisation and integration of environment in sectoral development policies and strategies. Total poverty rate in 2009 has increased, as well as the depth and severity of poverty.



  • Share of persons living in poverty has increased from 4.9% in 2008 to 6.8% in 2009.
  • In the school year 2010/2011 there were 13,176 children in pre-school institutions, while in 2011/2012 there are 14,340 children, meaning that the coverage of children is increasing year after year.
  • Female employment rate in 2009 was 34.4%, while in 2010 it reduced to 33.8%. Female unemployment rate was 33% in 2004, while in 2010 it was 20.7%. It can be noted that the share of women in the total number of the unemployed is continuously reducing.

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