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Making Sense of MDG Costing

Since technical experts seldom agree on the path towards the MDGs, and no existing method yields accurate cost estimates, it is best to approach MDG costing through a participatory political process, driven by targets. This paper proposes three practical steps for aligning the PRSP and the MTEF more

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Mapping the Global Partnership for Development: Bangladesh

Faster progress towards the MDGs and sustainable human development, will require countries to respond effectively to the challenges and opportunities that globalization presents. This paper presents the global issues that are important for Bangladesh in reducing its poverty and achieving its more

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Mapping the Global Partnership for Development: Jamaica

In a globalizing world, a country’s development prospects are shaped by global issues such as trade, migration and climate change. Faster progress towards the MDGs and sustainable human development require countries to respond to challenges and opportunities that globalization presents. This paper more

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Output-Based Contracts in Small-Town Water Supply in Uganda: Challenges and Opportunities

This report presents findings from a review of the role of the domestic private sector in the delivery of urban water in Uganda.  Since the introduction of the output-based aid (OBA) scheme in 2008, some towns have seen a relatively rapid increase in the number of connections, while using less more

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Policy Options for Financing Human Development: Fiscal Space

To finance MDGs, developing countries need significant resources – external and domestic. The conventional approaches that look only at the trade-off between fiscal expansion and prudent economic management need to be reconsidered. This book proposes a new conceptual framework that also considers more