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Delivering the Monterrey Consensus

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This publication follows up the Monterrey Conference on Financing for Development, which mobilised commitment on the part of key donors and developing countries to advance the development agenda. The Monterrey Consensus requires effective followup on the part of donors, developing countries and international financial institutions. This publication is based on the Special Theme of the Commonwealth Finance Ministers’ Meeting “Delivering the Millennium Development Goals” held in London, September 2002. Professor Sen raises some “uncomfortable issues” regarding the soundness of the Monterrey consensus and the need for more inclusive and “interactive encounters” on the basic approach chosen. Ministers are warned that delivering the consensus “will demand from them more than simple midwifery”. Includes the report of Civil Society Consultations as an appendix.

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Broadening the Perspective

The injustices that characterise the world are closely related to various omissions and commissions that add to global inequity and which need to be overcome. Global policies have a role here (for example in defending democracy, supporting schooling and health facilities, etc.), and the issue of financing for development cannot be dissociated from these broader concerns.

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