Achieving the Millennium Development Goals (Studies in by M. McGillivray

By M. McGillivray

This booklet provides analytical insights into if and the way the targets followed through the foreign neighborhood usually are achieved. A key characteristic of the research is the popularity that the majority of the MDG goals are endogenously comparable. those inter-dependencies are the most important not just in studying the MDGs, but in addition devising ideas.

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9 Subregional primary enrolment rates (NER) and numbers out of school, 2015 (millions) No. of countries with UPE No. 6 9/17 7/9 6/7 1/5 12/18 4/7 10/14 7/11 13/18 5/10 11/13 No. of countries with UPE No. 1 182/230 Notes: NER = net enrolment rates; UPE = universal primary education. Literacy No estimates of literacy were located. 12 The two approaches are not entirely consistent, with naïve projections predicting lower literacy. This is because recent rapid increases in enrolments are not yet reflected in higher literacy, but the accounting approach picks up these increases.

To lament that sub-Saharan Africa will not meet the MDGs’. The current chapter does not seek to resolve this issue, but one point is worth making. To be educated, to be healthy and to have an adequate material standard of living reflects universal human values. They are identified in the United Nations Charter on human rights: each is, in fact, a universal, unalienable human right. This is why most of the MDGs can be viewed as having intrinsic value. These recognitions, which are reflected in the Millennium Declaration, provide a case for defining the MDGs as targets that are to be met within each country.

The MPTFE study also provides estimates of gender equality in primary education measured by female-to-male net primary enrolment. 11). 9 Subregional primary enrolment rates (NER) and numbers out of school, 2015 (millions) No. of countries with UPE No. 6 9/17 7/9 6/7 1/5 12/18 4/7 10/14 7/11 13/18 5/10 11/13 No. of countries with UPE No. 1 182/230 Notes: NER = net enrolment rates; UPE = universal primary education. Literacy No estimates of literacy were located. 12 The two approaches are not entirely consistent, with naïve projections predicting lower literacy.

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