Millennium Development Goals: Lagging donor support slows anti-poverty drive
16 September 2011
Donors need to intensify their support to help countries achieve the globally agreed goals of slashing hunger, poverty, disease and a host of other social ills by the target date of 2015, says a new United Nations report released today.The annual report prepared by the UN’s Millennium Development Goal (MDG
) Gap Task Force
says that support has risen sharply since the targets were set in 2000, with donor countries having provided a record-high $129 billion in official development assistance (ODA) last year.