Promoting the Millennium Development Goals in Asia and the Pacific: Meeting the Challenge of Poverty Reduction

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The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were established by UN member states, as part of the Millennium Declaration in September 2000, including commitments to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger, to achieve universal primary education; promote gender equality, reduce child mortality and improve health conditions. This report assesses progress towards accomplishing these objectives in the Asia and Pacific region, and considers future challenges and opportunities. The report reveals considerable variations in achievements by different countries in this diverse region, with striking improvements being made in some areas such as income poverty reduction, as well as disturbingly slow progress in others.
 

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Contents

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
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INTRODUCTION
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PROGRESS ON THE MDGs
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LIST OF FIGURES
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LIST OF BOXES
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NATIONAL POLICIES AND
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The social MDGs and sustainable
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Partnerships for financial resources
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LIST OF TABLES continued
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Priorities for policy and reform
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ANNEX TABLES
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STATISTICAL APPENDIX
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