6 Develop a global partnership for development

Where do we stand?

Containers at a port

Net transfers of official grants (cash and in- kind) increased during July/March, 2008/2009 against 2007/08. Egypt’s external debt has witnessed considerable improvement over the period (1990/91 -2008/09). External debt as a percent of GDP fell from above 100% in 1990/91 to 16.7% in 2008/09 and debt service as percentage of current account receipts fell from above 25% in 1990/91 to 6% in 2008/09. Egypt’s exports of goods and services have been increasing over the past years from $US 10,452.5 million in 2003/2004 to 25,168.9 in 2008/2009 with growth rate of nearly 140%. Egypt had also witnessed significant development in the last few years in the field of information and communication technology.

 

1.2 years
remaining
until 2015

1990 2015
Targets for MDG8
  1. Develop further an open, rule-based, predictable, non-discriminatory trading and financial system
    • Developing countries gain greater access to the markets of developed countries
    • Least developed countries benefit most from tariff reductions, especially on their agricultural products
  2. Address the special needs of least developed countries
    • Net Official development assistance (ODA), total and to the least developed countries, as percentage of OECD/DAC donors' gross national income
    • Proportion of total bilateral, sector-allocable ODA of OECD/DAC donors to basic social services (basic education, primary health care, nutrition, safe water and sanitation)
    • Proportion of bilateral official development assistance of OECD/DAC donors that is untied
    • Market access
    • Debt sustainability
  3. Address the special needs of landlocked developing countries and small island developing States
    • Official development assistance (ODA) received in landlocked developing countries as a proportion of their gross national income
    • ODA received in small island developing States as a proportion of their gross national incomes
    • Proportion of bilateral official development assistance of OECD/DAC donors that is untied
    • Market access
    • Debt sustainability
  4. Deal comprehensively with the debt problems of developing countries
    • Total number of countries that have reached their HIPC decision points and number that have reached their HIPC completion points (cumulative)
    • Debt relief committed under HIPC and MDRI Initiatives
    • Debt service as a percentage of exports of goods and services
  5. In cooperation with pharmaceutical companies, provide access to affordable essential drugs in developing countries
    • Proportion of population with access to affordable essential drugs on a sustainable basis
  6. In cooperation with the private sector, make available the benefits of new technologies, especially information and communications
    • Telephone lines per 100 population
    • Cellular subscribers per 100 population
    • Internet users per 100 population