The world has the resources, has made the commitment and should have the motivation to finance the MDGs. The big question is : how to do it and it is related to the three major dimensions of the financing issues :
- Estimating the costs of achieving the MDGs
- Mobilization of necessary resources
- Efficiency in resource use Achievement of MDGs is not the sufficient condition for development, peace and security in the world, but it is definitely a necessary condition. The world has the resources, has made the commitment and should have the motivation to achieve these goals. Let us hope that it starts acting on it without any delay. Otherwise, time, instead of being the best healer, can be the best killer in this case.
Financing Millennium Development Goals - an issues note, presented at Staying Poor: Chronic Poverty and Development Policy, Institute for Development Policy and Management, University of Manchester, 7-9 April 2003. Chronic Poverty Research Centre (CPRC), Manchester, UK, 6 pp.