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Attaining Millennium Development Goals in Health: Isn't Economic Growth Enough?

dc.contributor.authorAjay Tandon
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-24T13:13:47Z
dc.date.available2015-01-24T13:13:47Z
dc.date.issued2005-03-01
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11540/1465
dc.description.abstractThe UN Millennium Declaration, agreed to by 189 countries in 2000, exemplifies an unprecedented commitment on the part of both rich and poor countries to attain improvements in human development by the year 2015. This commitment is summarized in the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) that set targets in areas of poverty reduction, health improvements, education attainment, gender equality, environmental sustainability and fostering global partnerships (UNDP 2003). This focus on MDGs has triggered (healthy) debates on several issues ranging from concerns regarding the lack of availability and reliability of data for monitoring MDG outcomes to those relating to choice of policy options for attaining the MDGs. For health and other social-sector MDGs, it is not clear what the exact policy options are to ensure that the goals are met by 2015. Some argue for a massive scaling up of public health and other socialsector expenditure (Sachs 2004). A second school of thought favors a more multisectoral approach: emphasizing cross sector synergies, general investments in infrastructure, and improved governance for achieving better social-sector outcomes (Leipziger et al. 2003). Others focus on economic growth as the primary driver of social outcomes. Implicitly, in the latter approach, the focus on social-sector MDGs is considered to be superfluous. Instead, emphasis is placed on policies that target generalized macroeconomic growth more than anything else.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherAsian Development Bank
dc.rightsCC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
dc.titleAttaining Millennium Development Goals in Health: Isn't Economic Growth Enough?
dc.typeBriefs
dc.subject.expertAgricultural And Rural Development
dc.subject.expertDevelopment In East Asia
dc.subject.expertInfrastructure Development Projects
dc.subject.expertInstitutional Development
dc.subject.expertMillennium Development Goals
dc.subject.expertPolicy Development
dc.subject.expertSocial Development Programs
dc.subject.expertSocial Development
dc.subject.adbRural planning
dc.subject.adbAid coordination
dc.subject.adbIndustrial projects
dc.subject.adbInfrastructure projects
dc.subject.adbNatural resources policy
dc.subject.adbEducational development
dc.subject.naturalSocial participation
dc.subject.naturalPolitical participation
dc.subject.naturalCommunity banks
dc.subject.naturalBusiness planning
dc.subject.naturalInfrastructure
dc.subject.naturalSustainable urban development
dc.subject.naturalSocial contract
dc.title.seriesERD Policy Briefs
dc.title.volumeNo 35
dc.contributor.imprintAsian Development Bank
oar.themeDevelopment
oar.themeGovernance
oar.adminregionAsia and the Pacific Region
oar.countryBangladesh
oar.countryBhutan
oar.countryIndia
oar.countryMaldives
oar.countryNepal
oar.countrySri Lanka
oar.countryBrunei Darussalam
oar.countryBrunei Darussalam
oar.countryCambodia
oar.countryIndonesia
oar.countryLao People's Democratic Republic
oar.countryMalaysia
oar.countryMyanmar
oar.countryPhilippines
oar.countrySingapore
oar.countryThailand
oar.countryViet Nam
oar.countryCook Islands
oar.countryFiji
oar.countryKiribati
oar.countryMarshall Islands
oar.countryMicronesia, Federated States of
oar.countryNauru
oar.countryPalau
oar.countryPapua New Guinea
oar.countrySamoa
oar.countrySolomon Islands
oar.countryTimor-Leste
oar.countryTonga
oar.countryTuvalu
oar.countryVanuatu
oar.countryAfghanistan
oar.countryArmenia
oar.countryAzerbaijan
oar.countryGeorgia
oar.countryKazakhstan
oar.countryKyrgyz Republic
oar.countryPakistan
oar.countryTajikistan
oar.countryTurkmenistan
oar.countryUzbekistan
oar.countryChina, People’s Republic of
oar.countryHong Kong, China
oar.countryChina, People’s Republic of
oar.countryRepublic of Korea
oar.countryMongolia
oar.countryTaipei,China
oar.identifierOAR-001899
oar.authorTandon, Ajay
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