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Chronic Poverty and the MDGs

Tim Braunholtz-Speight


On July 7th 2007 the world marked the midpoint to the deadline for meeting the MDGs. First set out in 2001 following the Millennium Declaration of September 2000, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) represent the most determined effort yet to get concerted international action around a common set of development goals (see Table 2 which lists them). In this policy brief we discuss how the Goals relate to the problem of chronic poverty, focussing on two questions:

  • how might strategies to hit MDG targets help or hinder action on chronic poverty, and
  • how can the MDGs best be used to prepare for the longer-term task of eradicating poverty beyond 2015.

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CPRC Policy Brief


policy MDGs


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