n AfricaGrowth Agenda - Africa Agenda : key issues to meeting the Millennium Development Goals

Volume 2008, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 1811-5187


Poverty, disease, child mortality, illiteracy, bad governance; these are some of the ails derailing the African continent from achieving the millennium development goals (MDGs). Seven years to the set deadline for achievement of the MDGs, Africa needs not just to double but triple its efforts if it will indeed beat the 2015 deadline. Africa being host to some of the poorest countries in the world is in a unique position which has now been complicated by the rising food and fuel prices. The rising cost of the two threaten to reverse the gains made in fighting poverty as some of the world's poor cannot afford to feed themselves. So what path should Africa take as it pursues development?

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