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Can Privatization and Commercialisation of Public Services Help Achieve the MDGs

This working paper argues that reliance on private sector provision will fail to address the central challenges of public sector delivery. The process of privatization creates an incentive framework that undermines, rather than strengthens, the accountability and capacity of the State to providemore

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Civil Society Perspectives on the MDGs

This document from 2004 is a collection of essays from civil society actors on the implication of the MDGs on their work. Topics include the intersection of the MDGs and the women's movement, WTO rules, poverty and the environment, and indigenous peoples. more

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Comic Book: "Score the Goals"

The 32-page educational comic book (PDF, 5.7Mb), features 10 football Goodwill Ambassadors, namely Emmanuel Adebayor, Roberto Baggio, Michael Ballack, Iker Casillas, Didier Drogba, Luis Figo, Raúl, Ronaldo, Patrick Vieira, and Zinédine Zidane, who become shipwrecked on an island on their way tomore

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Debt Strategies to Meet the MDGs: Zambia

Zambia has benefited substantially from debt relief under the enhanced HIPC initiative and is poised to continue getting debt relief under the MDRI. However, the resources needed to achieve the MDGs are likely to far exceed those freed up under the debt relief initiatives. The paper discusses themore

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Debt Sustainability and the MDGs in Emerging Market Economies

The fifth in a series of discussion papers on MDGs and debt sustainability, this paper reviews a highly diverse group of middle-income countries and their sovereign debt. It assesses the IMF approach to debt sustainability and makes recommendations on how the MDGs could be incorporated into themore