The Dominican Republic is a middle-income country, with the largest economy of Central America and the Caribbean. The country has weathered the global economic crisis well and in 2010 experienced one of the highest growth rates in the region.
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When, in 2000 the UN launched the Millennium Development Goals, even the most optimistic people couldn't have guessed that Latin America would be one of the best performing regions.In particular the r... Show More +egion has reduced extreme poverty by half from 1990 to 2010 and is also on the way to providing universal basic education -94% of children go to school compared to 97% in developed countries. However, Latin America still lags behind when it comes to health and sanitation.Find out how the region is performing goal to goal: 1. To eradicate extreme poverty and hunger2. To achieve universal primary education3. To promote gender equality and empower women4. To reduce child mortal5. To improve maternal health6. To combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases7. To ensure environmental sustainability8. To develop a global partnership for development Show Less -