Millennium Development Goal 8 (MDG 8) consists of six targets. The targets are intended to enhance the situation in several fields: (target 1) develop the financial and trade systems; (target 2) upgrade transportation and customs infrastructure; (target 3) monitor external debt; (target 4) reduce youth unemployment; (target 5) ensure access to essential medicines; (target 6) build an information society.
The particularities of MDG 8 derive from the diversity of issues included in this goal. Most targets have an economic essence (except the target aimed at access to medicines), nevertheless, it is difficult to ensure a continuity or connection among the issues subject to analysis. Such a variety of issues generated much confusion among the respondents. Thus, several business entities tend to under-estimate their contribution to MDG 8. Or, such respondents consider they have a direct impact solely on one target. In the same time, the in-depth interview showed that the activity of the company/SCO is to a certain extent related to two or even three targets of MDG 8.
This report makes the analysis of the role and contribution of civil society organizations and private sector to achieving the targets of Millennium Development Goal 8 „Create sustainable partnerships for development” (MDG 8). The major goal of the survey is to point out the contribution and the role of civil society organizations and private sector in achieving MDG 8.