Country

Country infoMadagascar

Statistics:
Population: 22.29 million (2012)
Per Capita Income: USD 430/year (2012)
Poverty rate*: 75% (2010)
Literacy rate: 64% (2010)
Human Development Index: Index: 151th out of 187 countries (2012)

 

Madagascar has been suffering from a political crisis since 2009 and is not expected to reach the Millennium Development Goals by 2015. The poverty rate has sharply increased since 2009, with three quarters of households living under the poverty line. The Goals for child mortality and primary education enrolment and completion can no longer be secured in time. In addition, the country is particularly vulnerable to natural disasters, including cyclones, droughts and floods. It is also faced with the challenge of preserving its unique environment and biodiversity of global significance.

Sources: indexmundi, UNDP, UNICEF, World Bank
*The percentage of the population living below the national poverty line.

Support for an agricultural college
FERT

 

The project aims to rehabilitate, outfit and develop the Ambatomainty agricultural college in the Alaotra Mangoro region.

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Drinking water for sixteen villages
J'aime Madagascar (formerly TIM-SFV)

 

The project aims to provide clean drinking water to 16 remote villages of the remote Amoron’ny Mania region in Madagascar, thanks to the implementation of a water chlorination method called Watalys.

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