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Goal 8: Develop a Global Partnership for Development

  • Target 8.A: Develop further an open, rule-based, predictable, nondiscriminatory trading and financial system
  • Target 8.B: Address the special needs of the least developed countries
  • Target 8.C:Address the special needs of landlocked developing countries and small island developing states
  • Target 8.D: Deal comprehensively with the debt problems of developing countries through national and international measures in order to make debt sustainable in the long term
  • Target 8.E: In cooperation with pharmaceutical companies, provide access to affordable essential drugs in developing countries
  • Target 8.F: In cooperation with the private sector, make available the benefits of new technologies, especially information and communications
  • Debt
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  • Internet users
Total Debt

Growing economies, better debt management, and debt relief for the poorest countries have allowed developingcountries to substantially reduce their debt burdens. Despite the financial crisis, which caused the globaleconomy to contract by 2.3 percent in 2009, debt service ratios continued to fall in most developing regions.

Agricultural Support

OECD countries (which include some upper-middleincome economies such as Mexico and Chile) spendmore on support to domestic agricultural producers than they do on official development assistance. In 2010 theOECD producer support estimate stood at $227 billion, down by about 10 percent from the previous threeyears.


The financial crisis that began in 2008 and fiscal austerity in many high income economies have threatened toundermine commitments to increase official development assistance. So far leading donors havemaintained their level of effort. Total disbursements by members of the OECD Development Assistancecommittee reached $130 billion in 2010, a real increase of 4.3 percent over 2008.

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