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Where do we stand?

Official development assistance to least developed countries increased significantly over the MDG period.

Official development assistance has plateaued in recent years, after increasing significantly in the first decade of the new millennium. Imports from developing countries, especially from least developed countries, increasingly receive preferential treatment from developed countries.

Greater funding and innovation are crucial to the implementation of the post-2015 development agenda.

Official development assistance (ODA), from OECD-DAC countries, 2000–2013 (constant 2012 US$ billions)

Source: The Millennium Development Goals Report 2015

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  • Official development assistance from developed countries increased by 66 percent in real terms between 2000 and 2014.
  • In 2014, 79 percent of imports from developing to developed countries were admitted duty free.
  • The proportion of external debt service to export revenue in developing countries fell from 12 percent in 2000 to 3 percent in 2013.
  • As of 2015, 95 percent of the world’s population is covered by a mobile-cellular signal.
  • Only one third of the population in the developing regions use the Internet, compared to 82 percent in the developed regions.

Read more in The Millennium Development Goals Report 2015.

UNDP's work around the globe

  • 23-24 May: World Humanitarian Summit
    May 4, 2016

    The summit brings together governments, humanitarian organizations, people affected by humanitarian crises, and new partners to propose solutions to our most pressing challenges and set an agenda to keep humanitarian action fit for the future.

  • 23-24 May: World Humanitarian Summit
    May 4, 2016

    The summit brings together governments, humanitarian organizations, people affected by humanitarian crises, and new partners to propose solutions to our most pressing challenges and set an agenda to keep humanitarian action fit for the future.

  • The Global MDG Conference (GMC) will be held in Bogota, Colombia, from 27 to 28 February 2013, with over 100 participants from about 40 countries. The GMC brings together partners who have played a crucial role in turning the global MDG agenda into a force for human development at national and sub-national levels.

  • Aug 4, 11

    Three million people living in poverty in Africa and South Asia—around 75 percent of them women—will gain access to low-cost mobile phones identities and mobile phone numbers following United Kingdom-based technology firm Movirtu’s commitment made today to the Business Call to Action (BCtA).

  • Dec 7, 11

    Football superstar Didier Drogba has joined a star-studded array of 30 international active and retired players who will take part in Tuesday’s Match Against Poverty, hosted by German team Hamburger Sport-Verein (HSV) in Hamburg, to raise awareness and funds for the Horn of Africa famine relief effort.

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