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Global Monitoring Report 2008

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April 8, 2008 — A new World Bank-IMF report warns that most countries will fall short on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a set of eight globally agreed development goals with a due date of 2015.

Though much of the world is set to cut extreme poverty in half by then, prospects are gravest for the goals of reducing child and maternal mortality. Serious shortfalls also likely in primary school completion, nutrition, and sanitation goals.

The report also 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.

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Millennium Development Goals
 
Progress on the MDGs:
September 2008 update

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 Reducing Poverty and Hunger 

2

 Educating all Children 

3

 Empowering Women 

4

 Saving Children

5

 Caring for Mothers 

6

 Combating Disease 

7

 Using Resources Wisely 

8

 Working Together 

"In this Year of Action on the MDGs, I am particularly concerned about the risks of failing to meet the goal of reducing hunger and malnutrition, the ‘forgotten MDG’. As the report shows, reducing malnutrition has a ‘multiplier’ effect, contributing to success in other MDGs including maternal health, infant mortality, and education."
- Robert B. Zoellick, World Bank President

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Spotlights on the Environment
 
 Green Arrow  East Asia and Pacific
 Green Arrow  Europe and Central Asia

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 Latin America & Caribbean 
Green Arrow Middle East & North Africa
Green Arrow South Asia

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 Sub-Saharan Africa

COMPLETE REPORT AS ONE FILE
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FOREWORD AND OVERVIEW OF THE REPORT
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PART I:
MONITORING THE DEVELOPMENT AGENDA
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PART II:
ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY
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 Introduction to Part I Introduction to Part II
CHAPTER 1: Sustaining and Broadening the Growth Momentum 
CHAPTER 6: Ensuring Environmental Sustainability at the National Level
Strong and inclusive growth is central to achieving the MDGs...
Examining pollution, depletion of natural resources (including forests, water, land)...
PDFChapterFact Sheet PDFChapter  Fact Sheet
CHAPTER 2: Achieving Better Results in Human Development 
CHAPTER 7: Global Environmental Sustainability: Protecting the Commons
Progress toward the human development MDGs must be expedited to avoid serious shortfalls...
Avoiding climate change, protecting biodiversity, ensuring sustainability of marine fisheries...
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CHAPTER 3: Scaling Up Aid: Opportunities and Challenges in a Changing Aid Architecture
ANNEX: MONITORING THE MDGs:
SELECTED INDICATORS
 
The global aid landscape is undergoing profound changes...  
Brief updates on all the eight Millennium Development Goals...
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CHAPTER 4: Harnessing Trade for Inclusive and Sustainable Growth

References
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Expansion in world trade has been a powerful force boosting global economic growth...
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CHAPTER 5: Leveraging Through the International Financial Institutions
 

How should IFIs strengthen and sharpen support for inclusive and sustainable development?
 
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