By Andrew Sumner, Meera Tiwari
This booklet discusses the Millenium improvement targets (MDGs) - the UN Poverty goals for 2015. half one discusses the historical past to the MDGs, their price and omissions, what they suggest for altering understandings of 'development' and improvement stories and no matter if the MDGs can be accomplished. half specializes in each one target or set of objectives: severe poverty (income and hunger); schooling and well-being; gender equality and empowerment; environmental sustainability and international partnerships for improvement.
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MDG 4–8: No region is on track to meet the child mortality targets. The very slow progress in Sub-Saharan Africa followed by sluggish gains in South Asia in particular stand to keep the overall target off track. In terms of maternal mortality, the global trend is not encouraging with half a million maternal deaths each year. Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia remain home to the majority of maternal deaths. Neither region will meet the target of maternal mortality reduction by three-quarters by 2015.
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