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Part V Case Study: Making Poverty History
Part V Case study: Making poverty history

In September 2000 world leaders gathered at a United Nations meeting to pledge to eradicate world poverty. They agreed on a set of eight targets, called the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), to be met by 2015. They were to:

  • Reduce the proportion of people living in poverty (on less than $1 a day) and malnutrition by 50 per cent;
  • Ensure that all children are able to complete primary education;
  • Eliminate gender disparity in primary and secondary education;
  • Cut the under-five death rate by two-thirds;
  • Reduce the maternal mortality rate by three-quarters;
  • Halt the spread of and begin to reduce HIV/AIDS and other diseases;
  • Cut the proportion of people without sustainable access to ...

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