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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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Impacts of the Economic Crisis on Human Development and the MDGs in Africa

Will the crisis have long term consequences for human development and MDG achievement in Africa? What policies can address them? This paper examines similar episodes in the past and uses a simple framework to assess the impact on human development and MDGs. It demonstrates how the crisis can leadmore

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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 Unitedmore

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Integrating Energy Access and Employment Creation to Accelerate Progress on the MDGs in Sub-Saharan Africa

About 380 million people still live under $1.25 a day in Sub-Saharan Africa. Access to energy could power poverty reduction, job creation, improved health services, education and it could open new opportunities to women and girls. Access to energy can help achieve the Millennium Development Goalsmore

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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