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World Development Indicators 2005  - The World Bank Group
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Table of Contents - Foreword - Acknowledgments - Preface - Partners - Users guide
Section 1. World View
Section 2. People
Section 3. Environment
Section 4. Economy
Section 5. States and Markets
Section 6. Global Links
Bibliography and Methodology

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1. WORLD VIEW

Introduction
Millennium Development Goals, targets, and indicators

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1.1 Size of the economy
1.2 Millennium Development Goals: eradicating poverty and improving lives
1.3 Millennium Development Goals: protecting our common environment
1.4 Millennium Development Goals: overcoming obstacles
1.5 Women in development
1.6 Key indicators for other economies

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Goal 1 Poverty rates are falling, but progress has been uneven 2
China leads the way 3
Rising poverty in Africa—and between the poverty lines 3
Fewer people in extreme poverty 3
Africa’s poor get poorer 4
Which countries are on track to reach the MDG target? 4
Starting life at a disadvantage 5
Hunger rising in Africa 5
Poor and malnourished 5

Goal 2 More children everywhere are completing primary school 6
Education for all means girls and boys 7
Inefficient schools slow progress 7
Rich and poor: an attendance gap 7

Goal 3 More girls in school, but the 2005 target will be missed 8
More women working for wages 9
Few women in decision making positions 9
Income and tradition determine girls’ opportunities for schooling 9

Goal 4 Improving the odds for children 10
To reduce child deaths, infants must survive 11
Many children’s deaths are preventable 11
Unequal risks 11

Goal 5 Mothers at risk in Africa and South Asia 12
Mothers die because of inadequate health care 13
Needed: well trained health workers 13
Poor and rural women are least well served 13

Goal 6 While Sub-Saharan Africa struggles, HIV/AIDS spreads in other regions 14
The risk to women is growing 15
The risk of tuberculosis grows for the most vulnerable 15
In Africa AIDS is leaving millions of children orphaned 15
Young children bear the burden of malaria 15

Goal 7 People need safe, reliable supplies of water 16
Many still lack adequate sanitation 17
Urban areas are expanding 17
More environmental challenges ahead 17

Goal 8 Many sources and many patterns of fi nancing 18
Official development assistance is rising, but still too little 19
Tariffs remain high on poor countries’ exports 19
Debt service is falling, but more relief is needed 19
New technologies are spreading quickly 19

1.1a Developing countries produce slightly less than half the world’s output 25
1.2a Location of indicators for Millennium Development Goals 1–5 29
1.3a Location of indicators for Millennium Development Goals 6–7 33
1.4a Location of indicators for Millennium Development Goal 8 35
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