In recent years, the Government of Pakistan has demonstrated increased commitment to social sector development, consequently leading to some notable successes. In particular, the country is celebrating the recent achievement of the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) for sanitation, halving the proportion of the population without sustainable access to basic sanitation. Over the past two decades, the government has also made notable strides in combatting polio, increasing routine immunization and decreasing the number of out-ofschool children.
UNICEF, along with its partners, is supporting the Government of Pakistan to achieve the MDGs and will continue to do so in the post-2015 era
This progress report take a deeper look into the issue of birth registration, including the latest data and how government interventions have positively impacted children and communities in Pakistan.