DEVELOP A GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP FOR DEVELOPMENT
Develop further an open, rule-based, predictable, non-discriminatory trading and financial system
- Official development assistance from developed countries increased by 66 per cent in real terms between 2000 and 2014, reaching $135.2 billion.
Address the special needs of least developed countries
- In 2014, bilateral aid to least developed countries (LDCs) fell 16 per cent in real terms, reaching $25 billion.
- 79 per cent of imports from developing countries enter developed countries duty-free.
Address the special needs of landlocked developing countries and small island developing States
- Projections indicate that a 2.5 per cent increase in country programmable aid in 2015, mainly through disbursements by multilateral agencies, will most benefit least developed and other low-income countries.
Deal comprehensively with the debt problems of developing countries
- In 2013, the debt burden of developing countries was 3.1 per cent, a major improvement over the 2000 figure of 12.0 per cent.
In cooperation with pharmaceutical companies, provide access to affordable essential drugs in developing countries
- From 2007 to 2014, on average, generic medicines were available in 58 per cent of public health facilities in low-income and lower-middle-income countries.
In cooperation with the private sector, make available benefits of new technologies, especially information and communications
- Globally, the proportion of the population covered by a 2G mobile-cellular network grew from 58 per cent in 2001 to 95 per cent in 2015.
- Internet use penetration has grown from just over 6 per cent of the world’s population in 2000 to 43 per cent in 2015. 3.2 billion people are linked to a global network of content and applications.
Monitoring aid delivery
- The Integrated Implementation Framework (IIF) was developed to record and monitor financial as well as policy commitments made in support of the MDGs by UN Member States and other international stakeholders.
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Partnership for Development