• Jul 1, 2013

    The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have been the most successful global anti-poverty push in history, the report says. Significant and substantial progress has been made in meeting many of the targets—including halving the number of people living in extreme poverty and the proportion of people without sustainable access to improved sources of drinking water. Remarkable gains have been made in the fight against malaria and tuberculosis. There have been visible improvements in all health areas as well as primary education. This year’s report looks at the areas where action is needed most: hunger, maternal health, sanitation and environmental protection, for example. This report also shows that the achievement of the MDGs has been uneven among and within countries.

  • Aug 31, 2010

    The Civil Society Recommendations for the 2010-2016 Medium Term Philippine Development Plan (MTPDP) is an undertaking of the United Nations Civil Society Advisory Committee (UNCSAC) in partnership with the United Nations system in the Philippines and the Platform Human Development 2010: Civic Engagement for MDGs and a New Multilateralism (Platform HD2010) Project, a joint collaboration between the MDG Achievement Fund, United Nations Development Programme, and the United Nations Millennium Campaign.

  • Mar 20, 2013

    The United Nations and partners have launched an unprecedented series of consultations with people the world over to seek their views on a new development agenda to build on the successes of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). This global conversation responds to a growing call for active participation in shaping the ‘world we want’. Taking place well before governments sit down to negotiate and finalize such a new agenda, the consultations underway provide evidence and perspectives to governments on the challenges people face in improving their lives and those of their families and communities.

  • Mar 30, 2012

    Arising from the historic adoption of the Millennium Declaration by 189 countries in 2000, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) give voice to the global aspiration to eradicate extreme poverty. The MDGs are eight concrete and interconnected goals, with a corresponding set of measurable targets and indicators. This development framework represents a remarkable global partnership between poor countries that pledge to govern better and invest in human development and rich countries that promise to support them.

  • May 15, 2011

    The Philippines has committed itself to a development strategy geared towards attaining the MDGs. However, based on official and largely qualitative assessments, prospects for MDG achievement of the Philippines are mixed. The study recommends attempting to close the MDG gaps using tax financing. This financing option is feasible in the sense that the required revenue effort has been achieved before. Admittedly, it entails a 10 dramatic improvement in revenue effort, compared to most recent trends over the past decade. This underscores the urgent, developmental rationale for raising collection efficiency, reforms in the existing tax structure, in tandem with improvements in service delivery.

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