Millennium Development Goals

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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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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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Debt Sustainability and the MDGs in Emerging Market Economies

The fifth in a series of discussion papers on MDGs and debt sustainability, this paper reviews a highly diverse group of middle-income countries and their sovereign debt. It assesses the IMF approach to debt sustainability and makes recommendations on how the MDGs could be incorporated into themore

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MDG-based Debt Sustainability Analysis: Egypt

The paper demonstrates that domestic debt in Egypt has replaced foreign debt as a major issue for macroeconomic management and socioeconomic progress. It discusses the background on domestic debt issuance in Egypt, as well as its size, structure, and indicators. more

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Debt Strategies to Meet the MDGs: Zambia

Zambia has benefited substantially from debt relief under the enhanced HIPC initiative and is poised to continue getting debt relief under the MDRI. However, the resources needed to achieve the MDGs are likely to far exceed those freed up under the debt relief initiatives. The paper discusses themore

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Domestic Resource Mobilization, Fiscal Space, and the MDGs

The first in a series of discussion paper on MDGs and debt, this paper argues that domestic resource mobilization is an important alternative to external borrowing. Examining two forms of domestic resource mobilization, tax revenues and domestic borrowing, it concludes with findings and policymore

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