The Odds of Achieving the MDGs Go, Delfin S. Quijada, José Alejandro 2014-02-19T17:40:25Z 2014-02-19T17:40:25Z 2012-08
dc.description.abstract Three questions are frequently raised about the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Where do developing countries stand? What factors affect their rate of progress? Can lagging countries achieve these goals in the few years remaining until 2015? This paper examines these questions and takes a closer look at the variation in the rate of progress among developing countries. We argue that answers from the available data are surprisingly positive. In particular, three-quarters of developing countries are on target or close to being on target for all of the MDGs. Among the countries that are falling short, the average gap for the top half is about 10 percent. For those that are on target, or close to it, solid economic growth, policies, and institutions have been the key factors in their success. With improved policies and stronger growth, many countries that are close to being on target could achieve these targets by 2015 or soon after. en
dc.identifier.citation World Bank Research Observer
dc.identifier.issn 1564-6971
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the World Bank
dc.relation.ispartofseries World Bank Research Observer
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder World Bank
dc.subject child mortality
dc.subject complications
dc.subject developing countries
dc.subject development efforts
dc.subject economic growth
dc.subject economic progress
dc.subject gender parity
dc.subject living conditions
dc.subject low-income countries
dc.subject maternal mortality
dc.subject millennium development goals
dc.subject primary education
dc.subject progress
dc.subject quality of life
dc.subject reducing maternal mortality
dc.subject respect
dc.subject safe drinking water
dc.subject safety nets
dc.subject sanitation
dc.subject secondary education
dc.title The Odds of Achieving the MDGs en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.type Article de journal fr
dc.type Artículo de revista es
dspace.entity.type Publication
dspace.entity.type Publication 2014-02-01
okr.doctype Publications & Research :: Journal Article
okr.doctype Publications & Research
okr.identifier.doi 10.1093/wbro/lks005
okr.journal.nbpages 143-184
okr.language.supported en
okr.peerreview Academic Peer Review
okr.topic Governance :: Governance Indicators
okr.topic Health, Nutrition and Population :: Health Indicators
okr.topic Health, Nutrition and Population :: Health Monitoring & Evaluation
okr.topic Health, Nutrition and Population :: Population & Development
okr.volume 27(2)
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