Development Co-operation Report 2013
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Development Co-operation Report 2013

Ending Poverty

The Development Co-operation Report (DCR) 2013 explores what needs to be done to achieve rapid and sustainable progress in the global fight to reduce poverty. The world is on track to achieve the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target of halving the proportion of people whose income is less than USD 1.25 a day. Nonetheless, we are far from achieving the overarching MDG goal of eradicating extreme poverty. While we have learned much about what works in terms of reducing poverty, "getting to zero" remains a challenge in the face of the intractable difficulties of reaching those mired in extreme poverty.

The report  focuses on the very poor and will set out, in concrete terms:
• The nature and dimensions of poverty today
• What development co-operation – and the global partnerships it supports – can do in the fight against poverty

The DCR 2013 will focus on the positive experiences of countries, highlighting policies and approaches that have worked.

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Publication Date :
05 Dec 2013
DOI :
10.1787/dcr-2013-en
 
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Author(s):
OECD
Pages :
3–4
DOI :
10.1787/dcr-2013-1-en

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Ending poverty is an international priority that cannot be put on the back burner. Although we have halved the proportion of people living in poverty, achieving the first Millennium Development Goal (MDG), our job is far from complete. Today, 1.2 billion people are still living in poverty. It is therefore critical that the global community take further steps by 2015 and beyond to achieve the overarching goal of eradicating poverty completely and enduringly: we must get to zero and stay there.

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