Global Monitoring Report 2007: Millenium Development Goals : Confronting the Challenges of Gender Equality and Fragile States

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World Bank Publications, 2007 M01 1 - 249 pages
The 2007 Global Monitoring Report on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) assesses the contributions of developing countries, developed countries, and international financial institutions toward meeting universally agreed development commitments. Fourth in a series of annual reports leading up to 2015, this year's report reviews key developments of the past year, emerging priorities, and provides a detailed region-by-region picture of performance in the developing regions of the world, drawing on indicators for poverty, education, gender equality, health, and other goals. Subtitled "Confronting the Challenges of Gender Equality and Fragile States," this year's report highlights two key thematic areas-gender equality and empowerment of women (the third MDG) and the special problems of fragile states, where extreme poverty is increasingly concentrated. The report, which is jointly issued by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, argues that gender equality and the empowerment of women are central to the development agenda. This is because gender equality makes good economic sense and because it helps advance the other development goals-including education, nutrition, and reducing child mortality. Rapid progress has been made in some areas, such as achieving educational parity for girls in primary and secondary school in most countries. But in many other dimensions-including political representation and participation in nonagricultural employment-performance still falls short. Better monitoring and efforts at mainstreaming gender equality requires realistic goals, strong leadership, technical expertise, and financing.
 

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Page xviii - Deal comprehensively with the debt problems of developing countries through national and international measures in order to make debt sustainable in the long term...
Page xviii - Have halted by 2015 and begun to reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS TARGET 8 Have halted by 201 5 and begun to reverse the incidence of malaria and other major diseases...
Page xviii - Target 4: Eliminate gender disparity in primary and secondary education preferably by 2005 and to all levels of education no later than 2015...
Page xviii - Target 16: In co-operation with developing countries, develop and implement strategies for decent and productive work for youth Target 17: In co-operation with pharmaceutical companies, provide access to affordable, essential drugs in developing countries...
Page 37 - Goal 8: Develop a global partnership for development Target 12: Develop further an open, rule-based, predictable, non-discriminatory trading and financial system Includes a commitment to good governance, development and poverty reduction - both nationally and internationally Target 13: Address the special needs of the least developed countries...
Page 35 - Target 10. Halve, by 2015, the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation • Target 11.
Page xviii - Target 1: Halve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people whose income is less than one dollar a day...
Page xviii - Includes a commitment to good governance, development and poverty reduction — nationally and internationally Address the least developed countries
Page 236 - Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar...
Page xviii - This includes tariff- and quota-free access for their exports; enhanced debt relief for heavily indebted poor countries; cancellation of official bilateral debt; and more generous official development assistance for countries committed to poverty reduction Target 14: Address the special needs of landlocked and Small Island Developing States Target 15: Deal comprehensively with developing countries...

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