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MDG3-cover.qxd 31/8/05 9:28 am Page 1 How to Make Poverty History: The central role of local organizations in meeting the MDGs

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Document begins: MDG3-cover.qxd 31/8/05 9:28 am Page 1 How to Make Poverty History: The central role of local organizations in meeting the MDGs The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) commit the international community How to Make to an expanded vision of poverty reduction and pro-poor growth, one that vigorously places human development at the centre of social and economic progress in all countries. The MDGs also recognise the importance of creating a Poverty History global partnership for change, as high-income nations must reform their domestic How to Make Poverty Histor and international policies related to agriculture, trade, and sustainable development; enhance the effectiveness of their aid programmes; and help poor countries to reduce their debt burdens. For their part, low-income nations must address fundamental issues related to governance, rights and social justice. In all cases, countries must set their own strategies and policies, together with their global partners, to ensure that poor people receive their fair share of the benefits of development. As an active member of this partnership, IIED has launched a programme of collaborative research, networking and advocacy on the MDGs. y ­ The central role of local organizations in meeting the MDGs Meeting these ambitious goals requires more local ...

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