Global Monitoring Report 2008: MDGs and the Environment, Agenda for Inclusive and Sustainable Development

from World Bank
Published on 01 Apr 2008 View Original
The central messages of the Global Monitoring Report 2008 are clear: urgent action is needed to help the world meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015; and urgent action is also needed to combat climate change that threatens the well-being of all countries, but particularly of poor countries and poor people. The goals of development and environmental sustainability are closely related, and the paths to those goals have many synergies.

To expedite and broaden progress toward the MDGs, and to ensure the sustainability of that progress, the report proposes a sixpoint agenda for inclusive and sustainable development:
1. Sustain and broaden the growth momentum;
2. Achieve better results in human development;
3. Integrate development and environmental sustainability;
4. Scale up aid and increase its effectiveness;
5. Harness trade for strong, inclusive, and sustainable growth;
6. Leverage IFI support for inclusive and sustainable development.