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Reaching the Millennium Development Goals


IMF Study: Growth Boost Key to Reaching MDGs

The global economic crisis has set back progress toward the Millennium Development Goals and, to regain momentum, it is vital that strong and sustained global economic growth be restored, IMF economists said. Read more  »

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Focus on Steps to Speed Progress Toward MDGs

World leaders meet in New York next week to accelerate progress toward the Millennium Development Goals, which aim to cut poverty and improve education around the globe, and forge a global partnership for development by a 2015 deadline. Read more  »

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Time for a Rethink

'It is hard to object to the Millennium Development Goals, but that doesn’t mean they lay out an effective blueprint for development' Jagdish Bhagwati
AT the start of what became known as the Doha Round of multilateral trade negotiations, many proposed it be named the Millennium Round. But that suggestion went nowhere after a wit observed that this could mean it would take a millennium before the negotiating nations would reach consensus to close the Round. Read more  »

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Crisis Puts Millennium Development Goals Further at Risk

The global economic crisis will take a serious long-term toll on development and has hampered progress toward all eight Millennium Development Goals. But cutting extreme poverty in half in developing countries—the number one Millennium Development Goal (MDG)—can still be achieved by the target date of 2015, predicts a new IMF–World Bank report. Read more  »

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IMF Helps Ethiopia Tackle Falling Exports, Remittances, and Investment

Six months after Addis Ababa approached the IMF for a loan to deal with the effects of the crisis, the Fund’s resident representative to Ethiopia explains how the country is weathering the slump and its prospects for the future.

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Millennium Development Goals Summit

20-22 Spetember 2010 — New York

Media Stakeout: Dominique Strauss-Kahn, IMF - We Can End Poverty 2015, Millennium Development Goals

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