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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 expenditures more


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


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


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 provide more


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 assist more


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 and more


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 a more


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


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


Indicators for Monitoring the MDGs

This handbook provides guidance on the definitions, rationale, concepts and sources of the data for each of the indicators that are being used to monitor the goals and targets. It expands on an earlier exercise to provide the metadata for the socio-economic indicators that make up the United more

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