Millennium Development Goals

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Achieving Debt Sustainability and the Millennium Development Goals in SIDS

This discussion paper explores critically high levels of public debt and debt service across many small island developing states. It asks to what extent debt may be hampering progress towards poverty reduction and the MDGs and puts forward a series of policy measures to support SIDS reduce theirmore

The Macroeconomic Management of Foreign Resource Inflow

This paper discusses resource flows to developing countries. The findings show that many countries had managed to attract an increasing volume of foreign resources. However, their global allocation remained uneven, with the majority of resources –  even foreign aid – flowing to middle-incomemore

Active Macroeconomic Policy for Accelerating Achievement for the MDG Targets

This paper argues that, although the global financial crisis is undermining the achievement of the MDGs, active macroeconomic policies can mitigate the negative impacts. The paper shows that MDG-focused countercyclical macroeconomic policies: fiscal, monetary and exchange rate are feasible inmore

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Unlocking Progress: MAF Lessons from Pilot Countries

Reviews of MDG progress in various countries have revealed many successes, but also the need for urgent, focused action. In the absence of enhanced efforts, many countries risk missing one or more of the targets by the deadline. In others, even if the target will be reached by the country as amore

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Active Macroeconomic Policy for Accelerating Achievement of the MDG Targets

This paper argues that, although the global financial crisis is undermining the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals, active macroeconomic policies can mitigate the negative impacts. The paper shows that MDG-focused countercyclical macroeconomic policies: fiscal, monetary and exchangemore

What Will it Take to Achieve the MDGs? An International Assessment

Due to the combination of high food prices, climate change and the impact of the international financial and economic crises, disparities in MDG achievement can be seen within and between countries.  This report identifies a concrete action agenda which informed the outcome of the Worldmore

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UN Millennium Development Goals Report 2010

Annual assessment of global progress towards the Millennium Development Goals more

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Beyond the Mid-Point: Achieving the Millennium Development Goals

Beyond the Midpoint: Achieving the Millennium Development Goals is UNDP’s forward-looking review of the factors that shape MDG progress, along with the constraints and bottlenecks that have hampered MDG achievement in many countries. The findings build on MDG assessments in 30 countries that weremore

Innovative Approaches to Promoting Women's Economic Development

The report identifies key ingredients to women’s economic empowerment and recommends that all actors involved commit to report to the 2010 MDG Summit on specific actions taken to empower women and more broadly, accelerate the achievement of MDG3.  In addition, ‘Innovative Approaches’ makesmore

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Organizations are central to meeting the MDGs

Measures to meet most of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have to be intensely local or have strong local components – because, to succeed, they have to change outcomes in each particular locality, especially for those with the least income and assets. Most of the MDGs are about improvedmore

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