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Financing Human Development in Africa, Asia and the Middle East

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This book assesses feasible financing strategies for policymakers to follow in pursuance of human development, taking as reference the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and their achievement by 2015. These strategies are analyzed in the context of broader concerns of economic development with special reference to nine countries from Africa, Asia and the Middle East; that is, how to make macroeconomic policies support more effectively sustained growth while reducing widespread poverty and inequalities and other human development gaps in low- and middle-income countries, especially in times of global economic crises or external shocks. In this sense, this book adds new evidence regarding the social deficits in these countries and suggests policy options to overcome them.

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Kyrgyz Republic

The Kyrgyz Republic (or Kyrgyzstan) is making progress towards the millennium development goals (MDGs) and is on track to achieve the first goal of halving extreme poverty between 2001 and 2015. For other important human development goals, however, the targets are likely to be missed, due to resource constraints and limited policy implementation capacity. There have also been setbacks owing to problems of governance and political instability that impeded effective policymaking during parts of the 2000s. As a consequence, finding a realistic pathway to achieve all MDGs remains a challenge.

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