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By Andrew Sumner, Meera Tiwari

This e-book discusses the Millenium improvement ambitions (MDGs) - the UN Poverty goals for 2015. half one discusses the history to the MDGs, their price and omissions, what they suggest for altering understandings of 'development' and improvement reports and even if the MDGs could be completed. half specializes in every one objective or set of ambitions: severe poverty (income and hunger); schooling and overall healthiness; gender equality and empowerment; environmental sustainability and worldwide partnerships for improvement.

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Com noted, ‘the shift in fashions [to PRSPs] should not be exaggerated. Where before donors told governments what to do now governments largely tell donors what they want to hear’. There have been a number of content reviews of PRSPs (see Stewart and Wang, 2003 cited above for example or the African country studies in the Booth, 2003 edited volume). 7 Furthermore, this trend is much stronger in HIPC countries and notably African HIPC countries (not surprising as most HIPC countries are African).

The Washington Consensus was: a set of policy reforms which most of official Washington thought would be good for Latin America (Williamson, 1993:1334). the common core of wisdom embraced by all serious economists… sensible people [have] better things to do with their time than to challenge its veracity (Williamson, 1998:111). the WC, as practiced by the IFIs became ‘state-bashing’ – a wholesale attempt to dismantle the developmental state (Kanbur, 1999:2). privatisation, liberalisation, and macro-stability… a set of policies aimed … minimizing the role of government (Stiglitz, 2002:1).

Kanbur, R. (2000) }Economic Policy, Distribution and Poverty: The Nature of Disagreements’, World Development, 29(6):1083–94. 40 After 2015: International Development Policy at a Crossroads Kanbur, R. and Squire, L. (2001) The Evolution of Thinking About Poverty: exploring the contradictions, in Meier, G. and Stiglitz, J. (eds) Frontiers of Development Economics. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Klein, M. (2003) Capital Account Openness and the Varieties Of Growth Experience. National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Working Paper Number 9500.

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