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Millennium Development Goals: Getting Started

Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are 8 international development goals that were established by the United Nations member states. This guide provides resources, strategies, and information to learn more and conduct MDG-based research.

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Highlighted Resource: MDG Progress Index

This interactive MDG web tool (from the Center for Global Development)  provides a graphic illustration of each country's progress toward the highly ambitious MDG targets. Users can examine performance trends for either this year or last year across each core MDG indicator. Moreover, the tool now includes a comparison of year-over-year changes in performance trends.

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