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Eradicate Extreme
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To provide more in-depth information on the Millennium Development Goals, this section of the website offers reports, critical analysis, statistics, and articles emanating from international organizations, such as the UN specialized agencies, academia, and media outlets. Educational resources have also been included for the classroom or for those who are being introduced to the MDGs.



Research & Publications


International Organizations:

(Listed in alphabetical order by organizations)

African Development Bank

- Achieving the MDGs in Africa - Progress, Prospects, and Policy implications (2002)
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Asian Development Bank

- Gender and the MDGs (February 2004)
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- The Millennium Development Goals: Will Asia and the Pacific Achieve Them? (2004)
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- Millennium Development Goals: Initiatives and Challenges (November 2003)
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- Millennium Development Goals in the Pacific: Relevance and Progress (2003)
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Commonwealth Parliamentary Association

- The Millennium Development Goals and the United Nations Role (2003)
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Commonwealth Secretariat, International Development Research Centre (Canada), and Canadian International Development Agency

- Gender Mainstreaming in Poverty Eradication and the Millennium Development Goals (2003)
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Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP)

- Is Microfinance an Effective Strategy to Reach the Millennium Development Goals? (2003)
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German Foundation for International Development

- Millennium Development Goals and Human Rights(2003)
more

Food and Agriculture Organization

- World Food Summit Goal and the Millennium Development Goals (2001)
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International Monetary Fund (Finance & Development Quarterly)

- The Millennium Development Goals (December 2003)
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International Business Leaders Forum and United Nations Development Programme

- Business and the MDGs: A Framework for Action (2003)
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International Fund for Agricultural Development

- Achieving the MDGs by Enabling the Rural Poor to Overcome their poverty ( 2003)
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Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS -- UNAIDS

- Aids Epidemic Update (December 2004)
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Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

- Growth and the Millennium Development Goals (April 2004)
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- Innovative Approaches to Funding the Millennium Development Goals (April 2004)
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- Mobilizing Public Opinion Against Global Poverty (2004)
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Overseas Development Institute

- Food Security and the Millennium Development Goal on Hunger in Asia (2003)
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Pan American Health Organization

- Perspectives on Health: Our Shared Goals -- Working for Equity in the Americas by 2015 (August 2004)
more

United Nations Children's Fund -- UNICEF

- State of the World's Children 2005 -- Childhood Under Threat (December 2004)
more

- The State of the World's Children 2004
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- Millennium Development Goals and Child Labour (October 2003)
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- Millennium Development Goals: They are About Children (May 2003)
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United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

- The Millennium Development Goals and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (November 2002)
more

United Nations Department for Economic and Social Affairs

- The Impact of AIDS (September 2004)
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United Nations' Development Fund for Women -- UNIFEM

- Pathway to Gender Equality (November 2004)
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- Progress of the World Women: Gender Equality and the Millennium Development Goals (2002)
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United Nations Development Programme - UNDP

- "Development" (a journal of the Society for International Development) - special edition on the MDGs - Vol. 48.1 - (March 2005)
by: United Nations Development Programme - UNDP - Civil Society Organizations Division
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- Making Sense of MDG Costing (August 2004)
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- The Role of Community Scaling-Up in Achieving the MDGs: An Assessment of Experience from the Equator Prize (November 2004)
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- Making Sense of MDG Costing (2004)
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- MDG Watch: Goal #8 - Developing a Global Partnership for Development (CHOICE Magazine - June 2004)
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- The MDGs and pro-poor policies: can external partners make a difference? (2004)
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- Business and the MDGs: A Framework for Action (2003)
more

- MDGs -- National Reports: A Look Through a Gender Lens (May 2003)
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- The Millennium Development Goals: Progress, Reversals and Challenges (2003)
more

- The Human Development Report 2003 - The Millennium Development Goals: A Compact Among Nations to End Human Poverty (2003)
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- Are the MDGs Feasible? (July 2002)
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United Nations Environment Programme - UNEP

- The Rule of Law and the Millennium Development Goals (Our Planet Magazine)
more

United Nations Human Development Report Office

The Millennium Development Goals: Targetting Basic Services for the Poor or Ensuring Universal Access? (June 2004)
more

United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)

- Guide to Monitoring Target 11: Improving the Lives of 100 Million Slum Dwellers (May 2003)
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United Nations Industrial Development Organization

- Industrialization, Environment and the Millennium Development Goals in Sub-Saharan Africa (July 2004)
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United Nations Non-governmental Liaison Service

- MDGs: Taking Root at the National Level? (September 2003)
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- NGOs Assess Millennium Development Goals (July 2003)
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- MDGs: Moving Forward on the Millennium Development Goals (November 2002)
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United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

- Achieving the Millennium Development Goals Population and Reproductive Health as Critical Determinants -- Population and Development Strategies #10 (2003)
more

- Population, Reproductive Health and the Millennium Development Goals (2003)
more

World Bank Group

- Rising to the Challenges: Millennium Development Goals for Health (November 2004)
more - Press Release

- Financing Modalities Toward the Millennium Development Goals: Progress Note (April 2004)
more

- Targets and Indicators for MDGs and PRSPs: What Countries Have Chosen to Monitor (2004)
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- Meeting the Environment Millennium Development Goal in Europe and Central Asia (2003)
more

- A Better World for All (2002)
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World Health Organization (WHO)

- Can the Millennium Development Goals be Attained? (August 2004)
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- Flagging Global Sanitation Targets Threatens Other Millennium Development Goals (2004)
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- Evaluation of the Costs and Benefits of Water and Sanitation Improvements at the Global Level (2004)
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- High Level Forum on the Health Millennium Development Goals (December 2003)
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- Consultation on Increasing Investments in Health Outcomes for the Poor (2003)
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World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER) -- United Nations University

- New Sources of Development Finance: Funding the Millennium Development Goals (September 2004)
more

- Perspectives on Growth, Inequality and Poverty: Millennium Goals will only be Achieved if the Development Community Pays more Attention to Inequality (2004)
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Academia:

Chronic Poverty Research Centre

- Chronic Poverty Report 2004-2005
more

Institute of Development Studies - University of Sussex

- Can Trade Reform Reduce Global Poverty?(August 2003)
more

Joint Centre for Bioethics - University of Toronto

- Biotechnologies and the UN's Millennium Development Goals (2003)
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University of Helsinki - Finland

- Primary Health Care and the Millennium Development Goals: Issues for Discussion (2003)
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University of Ulster - United Kingdom and Northern Ireland

- Costing Millennium Development Goals: a Study in Methodology with Special Focus on the Target for Income Poverty (October 2003)
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Research Program in Development Studies - Princeton University

- How to Monitor Poverty for the Millennium Development Goals (2003)
more

World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER) -- United Nations University

- New Sources of Development Finance: Funding the Millennium Development Goals (September 2004)
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- Perspectives on Growth, Inequality and Poverty: Millennium Goals will only be Achieved if the Development Community Pays more Attention to Inequality (2004)
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Statistics


- European Statistical Laboratory - MDG Dashboard of Sustainability
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United Nations Department of Public Information / UN Statistics Division

- Status report prepared by 25 UN agencies and international organizations on reaching the MDGs (June 2005)
more (2.01 Mb PDF file)

- Millennium Development Goals: Status 2004 (Progress Chart for All Regions -- August 2004)
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United Nations Statistics Division -- Millennium Indicators Database

- MDG Specific Indicators
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- World and Regional Trends: Data for Years around 1990 to 2000
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- Country Profiles
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United Nations Children Fund - UNICEF

- End Decade Databases: Statistics on Children (2004)
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World Bank

- Millennium Development Data: World Bank Data & Statistics (April 2004)
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World Institute for Development Economics Research of the United Nations
University (UNU-WIDER)

- World Income Inequality Database (WIID) (December 2004)
more


Press stories

(Alphabetical Order)

British Broadcasting Corporation - BBC

- 2015: Where Will We Be? (June 2004)
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- The Millennium Development Goals are Achievable (June 2004)
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The Economist

- Doing the Sums on Africa by Jeffrey Sachs (May 2004)
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Globe and Mail (Canada)

- James Wolfensohn: The World needs more Canadas…and more from Canada (June 2004)
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The Guardian Unlimited (United Kingdom)

- Time to Deliver (March 2004)
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The India Times

- Top Priority to the Millennium Development Goals (June 2004)
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IPS - Inter Press Service (International)

- MDGs: Deadlines for the Poor, Nor for the Rich (June 2004)
more

- 'Development Deadline 2015' Newsletter
It focuses on the Millennium Development Goals, linking global policy to results at the grassroots.
more

IPPMEDIA (Africa)

- Will the Millennium Development Goals be Met? (May 2004)
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One World Africa

- Zambia's MDG Report Justifies more Social Sector Investment (June 2004)
more

Television Trust for the Environment (United Kingdom)

- Launch of New Life Series on the Millennium Development Goals (January 2004)
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UN FAO, the International Fund for Agricultural Development and the World Food Programme

Achieving Millennium Development Goals requires increased funding (July 2005)
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Handbooks

E-CIVICUS

- MDGs - What role for Civil Society? (April-May 2004)
more

International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

- The Millennium Development Goals and Local Processes: Hitting the Target or Missing the Point? (November 2003)
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United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

- The Blue Book: A Hands-on Approach to Advocating for the Millennium Development Goals (2004)
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- Guidebook: African Civil Society Engagement in the MDGs (2003)
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- The Millennium Development Goals: Progress, Reversals and Challenges (2003)
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World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA)

- Civil Society and the Global Agenda: From Evaluation to Action (Pamphlet of the We the Peoples Report 2005)
more (2.17 Mb)

- "We the Peoples…A Call to Action for the Millennium Declaration" (2004)
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- "We the Peoples…A Call to Action for the Millennium Declaration" (2003)
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- "We the Peoples…A Call to Action for the Millennium Declaration" (2002)
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Educational Resources

General:

United Nations Cyberschoolbus

- Millennium Development Goals -- Youth Website
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United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

- The Blue Book: A Hands-on Approach to Advocating for the Millennium Development Goals (2004)
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United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI)

- Why the Millennium Development Goals matter? (2003)
more

- Implementing the Millennium Development Goals and the United Nations' Role (2002)
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Women's Environment and Development Organization (WEDO)

- Women's Empowerment, Gender Equality and the Millennium Development Goals (2004)
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United Nations Millennium Research Project

- Information Material on the Millennium Development Goals
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Young People:

NetAid

- MDG Quiz
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World Federation of Untied Nations Associations

- Model United Nations Conference on the MDGs (August 2004)
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