Corruption Seen to ‘Slow Down’ Attainment of Millennium Goals. With world leaders set to meet in New York City for the UN Summit on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) next week, Transparency International issued a stern warning to all governments to address corruption which it said could “slow down” the realization of the 8-point MDGs by 2015.
The first new ODI study, the MDG Report Card, provides a country-by-country analysis of progress toward meeting the MDGs.
A second new study, Development Progress Stories, showcases outstanding examples of national progress in eight major areas of development: economic conditions, health, water and sanitation, education, governance, environmental conditions, agriculture and rural development, and social protection. The first stories appear today on a new website.
Almost 100 representatives from developing countries and international organizations attended a seminar on the global economy, held by the South Center, a think tank composed of members from developing countries, and China's Foreign Ministry.
The MDGs, endorsed by United Nations (UN) members in 2000, set out eight targets ranging from halving extreme poverty to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS by 2015.