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Mark McGillivray - Palgrave Macmillan, 2008 - Basingstoke, UK

This book provides cutting edge analytical insights into if and how the MDGs are likely to be achieved. The volume presents empirical analyses of key determinants of the MDG target variables, which recognise that most of the MDG targets are endogenously related. These inter-dependencies are crucial...

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Howard White, Nina Blöndal - UNU-WIDER, 2007 - Helsinki, Finland

The Millennium Development Goals have become the frame of reference for most of the development community: the standard by which performance will ultimately be judged. Given their importance, considerable attention has been paid as to whether these goals will be met or not. The overwhelming...

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– Implications for the MDG Poverty Target
Indranil Dutta - UNU-WIDER, 2007 - Helsinki, Finland

In this paper we explore what impact, if any, government debts have on achieving the Millennium Development Goals for the Indian states. To fulfill the goals, national governments, especially in the developing world, have to undertake major investments in the social sector; but how much they will...

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– Prospects of Meeting the MDG Target
Sonia R. Bhalotra, Bernarda Zamora - UNU-WIDER, 2006 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper uses two large repeated cross-sections, one for the early 1990s, and one for the late 1990s, to describe growth in school enrolment and completion rates for boys and girls in India, and to explore the extent to which enrolment and completion rates have grown over time. It decomposes this...

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Sonia R. Bhalotra - UNU-WIDER, 2006 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper investigates the extent to which the decline in child mortality over the last three decades can be attributed to economic growth. In doing this, it exploits the considerable variation in growth over this period, across states and over time. The analysis is able to condition upon a number...

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Melanie Grosse, Kenneth Harttgen, Stephan Klasen - UNU-WIDER, 2006 - Helsinki, Finland

In order to track progress in MDG1 and explicitly link growth, inequality, and poverty reduction, several measures of ‘pro-poor growth’ have been proposed in the literature and used in applied academic and policy work. These measures, particularly the ones derived from the growth...

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– Implications for the MDG Poverty Target
Indranil Dutta - UNU-WIDER, 2006 - Helsinki, Finland

In this paper we explore what impact, if any, government debts have on achieving the Millennium Development Goals for the Indian states. To fulfill the goals, national governments, especially in the developing world, have to undertake major investments in the social sector; but how much they will...

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– An Assessment of Progress With Respect to Water and Sanitation: Legacy, Synergy, Complacency or Policy?
Prathivadi Bhayankaram Anand - UNU-WIDER, 2006 - Helsinki, Finland

Access to water and sanitation (target 10) is an important ingredient of quality of life. As per WHO-UNICEF assessments, globally, 77 per cent of population had access to water in 1990. This proportion has increased to 83 per cent in 2002, thus, on track to achieve the target of halving the...

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Anthony Enisan Akinlo - UNU-WIDER, 2005 - Helsinki, Finland

This study explores the effects of macroeconomic factors on total factor productivity (TFP) in 34 sub-Saharan African countries for the period 1980-2002. The econometric analysis shows that external debt is negatively and significantly related to TFP. Other factors that have significant negative...

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