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World Economic and Social Survey

The World Economic and Social Survey (WESS) provides objective analysis of pressing long-term social and economic development issues, and discusses the positive and negative impact of corresponding policies.

World Economic and Social Survey 2014/2015:
MDG Lessons for Post-2015

ISBN 978-92-1-109171-7
Sales No. E.15.II.C.1

World Economic and Social Survey 2014/2015 will review and analyse the MDG experience in order to determine the lessons that will be helpful for the implementation of the post-2015 development agenda. In particular, it will identify the policies and strategies that proved most successful in promoting the MDGs, as well as the gaps, so that the international community can be well prepared in designing and implementing effective policies and strategies for achieving the post-2015 agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals.


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Development Issues No. 5: Income convergence or persistent inequalities among countries?

Development Issues Series

The Development Strategy and Policy Analysis Unit in the Development Policy and Analysis Division has launched a new briefing note series called Development Issues. The notes are intended to clarify concepts used in the analytical work of the Division, provide references to current development issues and offer a common background for development policy discussions. The first five tackle inequality, multidimensional poverty and income convergence.