Tracking the Millennium Development Goals in sub-Saharan Africa

Ahmed, Allam and Cleeve, Emmanuel (2004) Tracking the Millennium Development Goals in sub-Saharan Africa. International Journal of Social Economics, 31 (1/2). pp. 12-29. ISSN 0306-8293

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This paper reviews, assesses and evaluates the performance of sub-Saharan African
countries towards achieving the international development goals and targets set by the United
Nations, UN Millennium Development Goals and the Agenda for Action of the 2nd Tokyo
International Conference on African Development. Africa’s recent economic performance is a
re¯ection of the policies it has pursued since the 1960s. It summarises the progress of sub-Saharan
African countries with a view to providing a clearer understanding of the constraints they face in
reaching the goals, with a special focus on the economic, poverty, education, and health targets.
The paper also outlines the urgency for action at the national, regional, and international levels. It
also demonstrates that the economic and social recovery that Africa experienced in the late 1990s
cannot be sustained unless there is progress towards the goals. Africa’s efforts alone cannot
achieve the goals, it would require global support and understanding of the special needs of the

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: University of Sussex Business School > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Depositing User: Allam Ahmed
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:18
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2012 15:06
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