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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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Can Privatization and Commercialisation of Public Services Help Achieve the MDGs

This working paper argues that reliance on private sector provision will fail to address the central challenges of public sector delivery. The process of privatization creates an incentive framework that undermines, rather than strengthens, the accountability and capacity of the State to providemore

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Preparing National Strategies to Achieve the MDGs

This handbook is a hands-on guide to help developing countries prepare MDG-based national development strategies. It translates the recommendations of the UN Millennium Project and lessons learned through the project’s country advisory work into a user-friendly “how-to” format that can assistmore

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En Route to Equality: A Gender Review of National MDG Reports

This global review of national Millennium Development Goal reports is a follow-up to a pilot exercise commissioned by the Bureauof Development Policy, UNDP in 2003. The findings provide an additional gender dimension to the review of national reports, and demonstrate the added value of including amore

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Investing in Development: The MDGs, Aid, and Sustainable Capital Accumulation

This discussion paper argues that Millennium Development Goals financing should be designed to foster sustainable national capital accumulation processes.The success of any strategy or “business plan” to achieve the MDGs requires key changes in current practices of policy design andmore

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Civil Society Perspectives on the MDGs

This document from 2004 is a collection of essays from civil society actors on the implication of the MDGs on their work. Topics include the intersection of the MDGs and the women's movement, WTO rules, poverty and the environment, and indigenous peoples. more

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Achieving Millennium Development Goals: Partnership and Participation

The paper raises key issues and challenges for creating collaborative partnerships and participation, particularly in new or restored democracies, in achieving MDGs, exploring on the how to issues – how to develop a road map, how to ensure government and civil society organization collaboration,more

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