Assessing district progress on MDGs : trends from 2000 to 2006
What progress the districts of Bangladesh are making on getting all the children into schools or mothers getting trained attendants for delivery? This paper looks into the trends coming out of three UNICEF-supported national scale household surveys in Bangladesh taking place in 2000, 2003 and 2006 and measures progress based on a Child Risk measure index. A total of four districts have evolved over the period from high-risk for children and mothers to medium-risk category while seven districts moved from low-risk to medium-risk category. Out of 15 variables assessed to explain the difference in performance between the districts, only two variables emerged: poverty and geographic isolation.