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Millennium Development Goals

Success stories

Improvements in the lives of the poor have been unacceptably slow, and some hard-won gains are being eroded by the climate, food and economic crises. However, over the past ten years, remarkable progress toward the MDGs has been made in many countries, including in some of the poorest. The success stories show that the Goals are achievable when the right national development strategies and policies are met with political commitment and adequate funding. Below are a few examples of what has worked.

Goal 1:

MDGs Goal 1

Goal 2:

MDGs Goal 2

Goal 3:

MDGs Goal 3

Goal 4:

MDGs Goal 4

Goal 5:

MDGs Goal 5

Goal 6:

MDGs Goal 6

Goal 7:

MDGs Goal 7

Goal 8:

MDGs Goal 8