MPDD Policy Briefs No.5, September 2010 "Costing MDG Gaps in the Asia-Pacific"

MPDD Policy Briefs No.5, September 2010 "Costing MDG Gaps in the Asia-Pacific"

Date: 
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Type: 
Public information and advocacy materials
Abstract

Although the Asia-Pacific region has made significant progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs),
most of its countries are still off-track on one or more indicators. This policy brief examines what would it take
for countries in the Asia-Pacific region to meet their MDG targets by 2015. It first focuses on the income-poverty
gap which continues to persist despite high rates of growth. It then goes on to provide estimates of the resources
needed for closing the MDG gaps in the areas of education, health, nutrition and sanitation. It concludes with a
few remarks on policy challenges in the light of the findings.

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