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G8 Showed "Unity of Purpose" to Development, Bush Official Says

September 22, 2005

This report from the State Department highlights comments made at the CGD event, "Transatlantic Divide? Post-Summit Views of Aid and the MDGs".

CGD Research Fellow Michael Clemens is quoted in the article:

"Michael Clemens, a CGD research fellow, predicted at the meeting that within four years or five years countries will abandon the Millennium Development Goals agreed to at the United Nations in 2000 because they do not provide enough focus on countries' actual achievements.

He said some poor countries are making progress in providing more economic opportunities and in increasing school enrollments but still falling short of the goal benchmarks."