MDG 8 | Develop a Global Partnership for Development

Target 1:
Address the special needs of least developed countries, landlocked countries and small island developing states

  • Aid continues to rise despite the financial crisis, but Africa is short-changed
  • Only five donor countries have reached the UN target for official aid

Target 2:
Develop further an open, rule-based, predictable, non-discriminatory trading and financial system

  • Developing countries gain greater access to the markets of developed countries
  • Least developed countries benefit most from tariff reductions, especially on their agricultural products

Target 3:
Deal comprehensively with developing countries’ debt

  • Debt burdens ease for developing countries and remain well below historical levels

Target 4:
In cooperation with pharmaceutical companies, provide access to affordable essential drugs in developing countries

Target 5:
In cooperation with the private sector, make available benefits of new technologies, especially information and communications

  • Demand grows for information and communications technology
  • Access to the World Wide Web is still closed to the majority of the world’s people
  • A large gap separates those with high-speed Internet connections, mostly in developed nations, and dial-up users

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