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Neither the goal for income poverty reduction nor that for lower mortality will be met in the vast majority of countries. Attaining universal primary education is the one area where the goal looks achievable in many countries, though by no means all. . so there will still be substantial poverty . . Even where these goals are achieved substantial poverty will remain – the aim is only to halve poverty, not eliminate it. Current projects suggest there will be around three-quarters of a billion people living on less than a $1 a day in 2015.

Acknowledgements The author is grateful to two anonymous referees for useful comments on this chapter. The usual disclaimer applies. Notes 1. 2 are the number of students of primary school age, enrolled in either primary or secondary school, as a percentage of the total population in that age group. See UN (2007) for further details. 2. 5 are the percentage of imports (excluding arms and oil) from developing countries admitted duty-free to developed countries. Debt data are external debt payments as a percentage of export revenue.

United Nations (2000) United Nations Millennium Declaration: Resolution Adopted by the General Assembly, Fifty-fifth Session, Agenda Item 60(b) New York. United Nations (2007) The Millennium Development Goals Report 2007. New York. United Nations Millennium Project (2005) Investing in Development: A Practical Plan for Achieving the Millennium Development Goals. New York: UNDP. Vandemoortele, J. ’. WIDER Angle 2007/1: pp. 6–7, Helsinki: UNU-WIDER. WHO (World Health Organization) (2007) Global TB Database.

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