Millennium Development Goals

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Millennium Development Goals Report 2008

Since 2002, rising prices for minerals and agricultural raw materials have contributed to the remarkable run of economic growth in all developing regions, according to the UN's Millennium Development Goals Report 2008. more

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MDG Good Practices

This document sets out guidelines for best practices in achieving the Millennium Development Goals. It features practical projects and programmes that governments and their partners have developed in their efforts to achieve the MDGs. more

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Strategy for Scaling Up Support to the MDGs

This document outlines a strategy for strengthening the UN system’s support to governments to accelerate progress towards MDGs by combining policy support for the MDGs with capacity development for service delivery, strategic planning, and resource mobilization. more

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Achieving the MDGs in Africa

The concrete Millennium Development Goal results identified in this document map out a set of minimum thresholds in agriculture, nutrition, education, health and infrastructure that, if fully achieved, will allow African communities and countries to raise productivity and compete successfullymore

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MDG Gap Task Force Report 2008

There has been much progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals by 2015, but in most parts of the world much more needs to be done. With respect to the eighth goal—to create a global partnership for development—Member States have made concrete commitments focusing in particular onmore

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Delivering on the Global Partnership for Achieving the MDGs

There has been much progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals by 2015, but in most parts of the world much more needs to be done. With respect to the eighth goal—to create a global partnership for development—Member States have made concrete commitments focusing in particular onmore

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External Debt and the Millennium Development Goals

This second discussion paper on debt and Millennium Development Goals presents an innovative framework for restructuring payments on external debt. The proposed framework links debt payments to a country’s ability to meet the MDGs (or what countries can afford after their vital MDG expendituresmore

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Human Rights and the Millennium Development Goals

This primer is based on the views and experiences of development practitioners on linking human rights and the Millennium Development Goals in their work. It provides basic guidance on how to make the link and explores the key questions that practitioners will face in doing so. more

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MDG-Consistent Debt Sustainability

The third in a series of discussion papers on Millennium Development Goals and debt sustainability, this paper makes suggestions for a more MDG-consistent debt sustainability concept. For countries that have achieved debt sustainability, it proposes new debt sustainability indicators, whilemore

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The Role of Civil Society Organizations in Millennium Development Goals-based National Development Strategies: Training Modules

This training course from 2007 provides guidance to UN Country Teams and their development partners on the key areas and entry points for working with civil society to design an MDG-based national development strategy. It is a tool to help engage civil society at each stage of the policy process -more

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