In Armenia's context, new indicators are added to address environmental conservation of Lake Sevan, specifically, raising the water level and preventing lake swamping. The access to drinking water in rural areas is of special concern. While in 2003 a centralized water supply was available for 98% of household living in urban areas, in rural areas this indicator was as low as 81%. To measure the progress towards this target, new indicators have been set.
Nationalized MDG Targets and Indicators:
Target 1: Integrate the principles of sustainable development into country policies and programs and reverse the loss of environmental resources.
Proportion of land area covered with forests
Ratio of areas protected to maintain biological diversity to surface area
Energy use (kg oil equivalent) per $1000 GDP
Carbon dioxide emissions per capita
Consumption of ozone depleting CFCs (ODP tons)
Proportion of population using solid fuels
Elevation of Lake Sevan above sea level, in meters
Average translucence of Lake Sevan
Average oxygen content in Lake Sevan
Target 2: Increase access to safe drinking water in rural areas.
Proportion of population without access to safe drinking water in rural areas
Number of population using transported water as compared to the total number of water users
Target 3: Improve housing conditions by 2015.
Ratio of slum population (households living in make-shift/temporary shelter), per 1000 households
Proportion of population with access to improved sanitation, urban and rural
Proportion of communities with more than 300 households with access to reliable natural gas supply