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Unfinished business : mobilizing new efforts to achieve the 2015millennium development goals (English)

Backed by sound economic policies and until the global crisis, a buoyant global economy, many developing countries made significant movement toward achieving the 2015millennium Development Goals (MDGs), particularly those for poverty reduction, gender parity in education, and reliable access to safe water. But even before the global economic crisis, progress in achieving some MDGs, especially those on child and maternal mortality, primary school completion, hunger, and sanitation, was lagging. The global food, fuel and economic crises have set back progress to the MDGs. An estimated 64 million more people are living on less than $1.25/day than there would have been without the crisis. The challenges ahead are achieving the MDGs requires a vibrant global economy, powered by strong, sustainable, multi-polar growth, underpinned by sound policies and reform at the country level; improving access for the poor to health, education, affordable food, trade, finance, and basic infrastructure is key to accelerating progress to the MDGs; developing countries need to continue to strengthen resilience to global volatility in order to protect gains and sustain progress toward the MDGs; the international community must renew its commitment to reach the 'bottom billion', particularly those in fragile and conflict-affected countries; and global support for a comprehensive development agenda including through the G20 process is critical. In the wake of recent global crises, and with the 2015 deadline approaching, business as usual is not enough to meet the MDGs.

Details

  • Document Date

    2010/09/01

  • Document Type

    Working Paper

  • Report Number

    64479

  • Volume No

    1

  • Total Volume(s)

    1

  • Country

    World,

  • Region

    The World Region,

  • Disclosure Date

    2011/09/15

  • Disclosure Status

    Disclosed

  • Doc Name

    Unfinished business : mobilizing new efforts to achieve the 2015millennium development goals

  • Keywords

    Fragile & Conflict-Affected States;Education for All Fast Track Initiative;poverty in developing country;adverse effects of climate change;maternal and child health;access to safe water supply;direct impacts of climate change;information and communication technology;Primary and Secondary Education;per capita income growth;small and medium size enterprise;access to basic service;equitable distribution of resources;conditional cash transfer program;consequence of climate change;efficient use of aid;ex ante risk management;universal access to treatment;source of drinking water;investment need;global burden of disease;global partnership for development;quality of health services;access to international market;community needs;private participation in infrastructure;access to the internet;global economic crisis;fragile and conflict;Aid for Trade;investments in agriculture;delivery of health;extreme weather event;Rule of Law;Support for Agriculture;maternal mortality ratio;buoyant global economy;security and development;agricultural productivity growth;primary school completion;gross national income;access to food;policy and institution;share of woman;standards of quality;land and water;lack of collateral;interactive radio instruction;growth and development;health service use;access to health;Access to Electricity;sustainability of development;concentration of poverty;African Development Fund;eliminating gender disparity;universal primary education;accountability for results;agricultural technology development;reduction in poverty;introduction of competition;effectiveness of investments;support for investment;maintenance of road;higher interest rate;commercial bank lending;multilateral trade agreement;private capital flow;net capital flow;sources of assistance;market for good;domestic macroeconomic policy;global fish stocks;agreement on trade;agricultural export subsidy;lack of competition;diseconomies of scale;point of service;rising sea levels;population with access;improvements in health;children under age;access to sanitation;achieving gender parity;drop in poverty;high fertility rate;prevalence of underweight;resources and capacity;sea level rise;extreme sea levels;primary school level;children with hiv;cost of adaptation;improved sanitation facilities;access to technology;extreme climate events;regional power trade;global public good;Public Financial Management;Governance and Anticorruption;land tenure security;public health system;impact of shock;access to sea;improved water source;people in poverty;poverty reduction target;conflict and violence;impact of aid;empowerment of woman;food price volatility;source of employment;international community;education service;Education Services;rural area;infrastructure service;global growth;environmental sustainability;fragile states;live birth;urban population;market access;basic infrastructure;reliable access;Learning and Innovation Credit;maternal death;global food;

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Unfinished business : mobilizing new efforts to achieve the 2015millennium development goals (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/820801468330950873/Unfinished-business-mobilizing-new-efforts-to-achieve-the-2015millennium-development-goals