The Global Monitoring Report series, produced by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, focuses on how the world is doing in implementing the policies and actions for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and related development outcomes. The reports are a framework for accountability in global development policy.
The Global Monitoring Report 2012: Food, Nutrition, and the Millennium Development Goals examines how rapid increases in food prices impact poverty, hunger, and general progress toward the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
This report delves into country performance and reveals a diverse, and often hopeful, picture. With improved policies and faster growth, developing countries can still achieve the targets in 2015 or soon after.
The global financial crisis has slowed the pace of poverty reduction in developing countries and is hampering progress toward the other MDGs. Global Monitoring Report 2010 cautions that the crisis will affect long-term development prospects in developing countries well beyond 2015.
This report stresses the link between environment and development and calls for urgent action on climate change. To build on hard-won gains, developing countries need support to address the links between growth, development and environmental sustainability.
This report emphasized that women's equality and fragile states need to receive concerted attention and the international community must scale up strategies for reaching the eight Millennium Development Goals.
The findings of the first Global Monitoring Report provided a sobering assessment of progress toward the MDGs, and of progress in meeting the commitments made at Monterrey. Most MDGs would not be met by most countries, it noted.