Friday, September 16, 2011

[EQ] MDG8 Report 2011: The Global Partnership for Development: Time to Deliver

Millennium Development Goal 8

The Global Partnership for Development: Time to Deliver

MDG Gap Task Force Report 2011

United Nations New York


Available online PDF [98p.] at:


“……..With only four years remaining in which to achieve the key targets of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), most of the world’s Heads of State and Government came to the United Nations in September 2010 to take stock of progress made thus far. Despite significant setbacks owing to the 2008-2009 global economic crisis and surges in food and energy prices, it seems that the developing world as a whole will reach many of the MDGs.

However, some countries and regions are not on track to reach the goals and require intensified efforts to reduce poverty and child and maternal mortality rates and to improve access to drinking water and sanitation. The objective of MDG 8 is to assist all developing countries in achieving the goals through a strengthened global partnership for international development cooperation.

The present report describes how that partnership is producing significant results on many fronts, but notes that many important gaps between expectations and delivery remain…..”



Executive summary

Official development assistance.

Market access (trade)

Debt sustainability

Access to affordable essential medicines

Access to new technologies


Action pledged from 2010 forward.

The politics of development partnership pledges

Strengthening coherence in the global partnership.

Time to deliver .

Official development assistance ODA delivery in 2010 and its near-term prospects

Aid allocations by country.

Terms and uses of aid

Increasing aid effectiveness

Multiple modalities of development cooperation

Market access (trade)

The fragile global recovery and its impact on trade.

Trade finance

Trade-restrictive measures.

Tighter restrictions on labour mobility

The Doha Round at risk of failure.

Market access indicators .

Tariff barriers and tariff preferences.

Tariff peaks and escalation

Agriculture subsidies in OECD countries.

Debt sustainability

The debt situation and financial flows to developing countries .

Progress in the implementation of debt relief initiatives.

Vulnerable countries and countries in debt distress

Access to affordable essential medicines

Availability and prices of essential medicines

Medicines for the treatment of chronic diseases.

Paediatric medicines.

Affordability of essential medicines.

Promoting the use of generic medicines

Public health systems

Global initiatives to improve access to essential medicines

Improving access to paediatric medicines

Greater involvement of the pharmaceutical industry

Innovation and intellectual property

The Medicines Patent Pool.

Pooled procurement

African Network for Drugs and Diagnostics Innovation.

Local production of essential medicines

Access to new technologies

Access to ICT services

Enhancing the development impact of ICT.

Privatization and liberalization of ICT

National broadband strategies

The role of technologies for e-government

Enhancing global measurement and monitoring

Access to technology and funding to address climate change

Access to new approaches to disaster risk reduction.


Goals 1 to 7

MDG Goals:

Goal 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger

Goal 2: Achieve universal primary education

Goal 3: Promote gender equality and empower women

Goal 4: Reduce child mortality

Goal 5: Improve maternal health

Goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases

Goal 7: Ensure environmental sustainability
Goal 8: Develop a global partnership for development



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