MDG Gap Task Force Report 2013: “The Global Partnership for Development: The Challenge We Face”
The MDG Gap Task Force Report 2013, entitled, “The Global Partnership for Development: The Challenge We Face,” tracks delivery on commitments listed under Millennium Development Goal 8—the global partnership for development. To deepen the global partnership of UN Member States, international organizations, civil society, the private sector and others, the report makes many recommendations, including stopping tax evasion, strengthening manufacturing safety standards, dealing with unsustainable debt and improving financial regulation and the rules for global trade.
- Official development assistance (ODA) suffered a second consecutive year of contraction in 2012 for the first time since 1997, falling 4 per cent, down to $125.9 billion, from $134 billion in 2011.
- Multilateral ODA and humanitarian aid fell by about 6 percent and 11 per cent, respectively.
- Preliminary data show that bilateral aid from DAC donors to sub-Saharan Africa fell for the first time since 2007, with assistance totalling $26.2 billion in 2012, a decline of 7.9 per cent in real terms.