Friday, March 19, 2010

MDG #8 - Global Partnership for Development

Goal 8 targets both rich countries and poor countries in their committments of eliminating global poverty.

Rich countries are being held responsible for increasing debt relief and making fairer trade rules - especially in agriculture, giving poor farmers a chance to earn a decent living.

In contrast, poor countries need to have greater accountability to their citizens and better utilization of their resources.

"Just a small shift in the balance of trade could make a huge difference....if poor countries exports went up by just 1% then 128 million would escapte the poverty trap."

It is precisely this that world leaders from around the globe are seeking to accomplish with goal #8 of the Millennium Development Campaign.

- Tiffanie Depew

SOURCE: YouTube & End Poverty 2015