Breaking the Mould : Transforming the economic development paradigm

Since the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were agreed more than a decade ago, the world has made dramatic progress in its fight against poverty. Some 600 million people have been lifted out of extreme poverty, 56 million more children go to school today, and every day an extra 14,000 children escape death. Yet we also face some major challenges, particularly growing inequality within countries and climate change. Save the Children believes that a new approach is needed to international development post-2015. Whilst development should continue to focus on human development goals, such as poverty, hunger, access to basic education, and child and maternal mortality, it will also need to address economic transformation and environmental sustainability. This briefing provides some examples of policy choices that countries could make in their attempt to shape sustained and sustainable growth to deliver for people and for the planet.

Published 2013-04-08

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