Lead Author of the 2008 Global Monitoring Report
Progress toward nutrition, health, education, and other development goals are off track. Climate change, high food and oil prices complicate prospects, say World Bank and International Monetary Fund.
A new World Bank-IMF report warns that most countries will fall short on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a set of eight globally agreed development goals with a due date of 2015. Though much of the world is set to cut extreme poverty in half by then, prospects are gravest for the goals of reducing child and maternal mortality, with serious shortfalls also likely in primary school completion, nutrition, and sanitation goals.
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