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Spring Meetings 2008: Global Monitoring Report

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April 8, 2008 - 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.

"This year’s high level meetings in connection with the MDG halfway point provide an opportunity to agree on priorities for action and milestones for monitoring progress," said Zia Qureshi, lead author of the report.

Press Briefing: Global Monitoring Report. Zia Qureshi, Senior Advisor and Lead Author, World Bank.

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April 8, 2008 - Press Briefing: Global Monitoring Report. Alan Gelb, Acting Chief Economist, World Bank.

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