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.




Prior to the Lotus Revolution in 2011, Egypt was one of the few countries in the Arab region that seemed to be on track to achieve most of the millennium development goals (MDGs). Progress made in the 1990s reflected Egypt’s relatively stable socio-economic situation despite significant structural problems beneath the surface. Indeed, human development goals have been central to the aspirations expressed by the Egyptian people during and in the aftermath of the Revolution.


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