To track the Millennium Development Goals, they use something known as the quarterly project. Most of the population in Cambodia is considered poor, and even some of those who aren't still can't afford to provide for their family and themselves. Since the MDG's have been put in place, this goal has had little to no movement in the right direction. Since 1994, the percentage of people living in poverty has only decreased by nearly seven percent.
achieve universal primary education
This goal is one of the key goals in developing any country. An ignorant country accomplishes nothing. To better a country, first you must educate the people. But, in Cambodia it is rather difficult to educate many people due to their situations. Cambodia seeks to have every citizen complete nine years of basic education. Cambodia has made progress in making education more accessible to the common Cambodian, but many still do not attend.
Promote gender equality and empower women
In many societies/cultures it is common for women to not be looked at as equal or even relatively close to being equal. In the most radical of cultures, the family pet is above the common woman. In Cambodia, women had one job, and that was to obey the man, they were the house wife. But, since the MDG's have been put in place, Cambodia has gotten much better, and actually met their checkpoint for this goal, which was for men and women to have similar educational results. Although they met that checkpoint, Cambodia still has a major issue with domestic violence and it seems rather difficult for that to be fixed by 2015.
Reduce child mortality
Child mortality is the governmental way of saying children dying. In many countries, children are dying from many diseases across the globe. Countries where the Child Mortality rate is high, are usually in countries that are considered to be undeveloped. Cambodia happens to be one of the countries that falls under the category of being undeveloped. The reason the mortality rate is so high is because many parents do not have access to what they need to keep their own children healthy. Although, since 2000, the mortality rate has dropped significantly, and they are close to reaching their goal for 2015.
Improve maternal health
Maternal health is the health status of a mother. Sadly, there are many countries that have problems with keeping mother's healthy. Cambodia happens to be one of those countries. In 2005, there was just over 500 mothers who died that year, shortly after giving birth, this doesn't account for the mother's that became very ill in that time as well. In recent history, there hasn't been enough information gathered to determine if there has been any progress made in this MDG.
combat hiv/aids, malaria, and other diseases
Many countries have problems with preventing the spreading of deadly diseases such as AIDS and Malaria. Fortunately, Cambodia has not had any recent issues with such terrible diseases. Due to their geographic location, they do not have many carriers of the disease coming through their area. This MDG has been a problem for many undeveloped country, but Cambodia has actually succeeded in fulfilling their requirements for this MDG.
Ensure environmental sustainability
Sustaining an environment is all about giving the people access to healthy necessities, such as clean water. A lot of water in this world, is undrinkable due to all the chemicals that we have dumped into our water supplies. In Cambodia, the percentage of people with access to clean water has risen almost at an exponential rate. Besides, clean water, it seems that Cambodia is struggling with the other requirements, or there is not enough conclusive data to decide otherwise.
develop a global partnership for development/de-mining the land
Cambodia hasn't really focused on developing global partnerships, due to the fact that they are still trying to remove leftover explosives from previous wars. Though there are many mines left to rid of, they did reach their checkpoint for removing mines in contaminated areas, in 2012. Cambodia is still working on de-mining the rest of their land.