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By James D. Wolfensohn, Rodrigo de Rato

The flip of the century used to be marked through a few major and promising occasions for international improvement. The Millennium announcement - signed by means of 189 nations in September 2000 - resulted in the adoption of the Millennium improvement pursuits, which set transparent goals for removing poverty and different assets of human deprivation. Following different significant foreign conferences got here huge contract at the targets and methods to accomplish them. the duty now could be implementation - to translate imaginative and prescient into motion. Drawing cognizance to priorities for motion and comparable accountabilities, the recent worldwide tracking file presents an built-in evaluation of the rules and activities had to in attaining the Millennium improvement ambitions. Produced in cooperation with the foreign financial Fund (IMF) and different overseas companions, the file assesses how many of the events - constructing nations, constructed nations, and overseas monetary associations - are taking part in their half lower than the agreed improvement partnership, and highlights growth at the improvement coverage schedule.

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14 And the human development outcomes are affected greatly by conditions in other sectors. 16 The multidimensionality of the MDGs, interlinkages among them, and their multisectoral determinants imply that the policy agenda for the achievement of these goals is similarly broad. Indeed, it spans the gamut of development. The central element of the agenda is promotion of stronger economic growth. Growth directly reduces income poverty and expands resources available for progress toward the other MDGs.

The second set addresses international responsibilities: Ⅲ Action 4. Set up an international Household Survey Network Ⅲ Action 5. Undertake urgent improvements needed for MDG monitoring by 2005 Ⅲ Action 6. Increase the accountability of the international statistical system. Cost estimates have been prepared for the implementation of the action plan in 2004–06. The annual incremental cost of improvements to national statistical systems is estimated at $115 million to $120 million. These costs are extrapolated from a limited number of countries based on recent experience or expert opinions.

Services overall are the fastest growing component of developing country exports. Services provided over telecommunications links and through migrant workers show particular dynamism. Workers’ remittances, estimated at $93 billion in 2003, are now the secondlargest source of private external funding for developing countries, behind foreign direct investment. Against this background, the recent build-up of protectionist pressure against services imports in some developed countries is a cause for concern.

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