Develop a Global Partnership for Development
Develop further an open, rule-based, predictable, non-discriminatory trading and financial system
Includes a commitment to good governance, development and poverty reduction – both nationally and internationally
Address the special needs of the least developed countries
Includes: tariff and quota free access for the least developed countries' exports; enhanced programme of debt relief for heavily indebted poor countries (HIPC) and cancellation of official bilateral debt; and more generous ODA for countries committed to poverty reduction
Address the special needs of landlocked developing countries and small island developing States (through the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States and the outcome of the twenty-second special session of the General Assembly)
Deal comprehensively with the debt problems of developing countries through national and international measures in order to make debt sustainable in the long term
Some of the indicators listed below are monitored separately for the least developed countries (LDCs), Africa, landlocked developing countries and small island developing States.
Official development assistance (ODA)
In cooperation with pharmaceutical companies, provide access to affordable essential drugs in developing countries
8.13 Proportion of population with access to affordable essential drugs on a sustainable basis
In cooperation with the private sector, make available the benefits of new technologies, especially information and communications
8.14 Telephone lines per 100 population
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Latest News About This Goal
Nigeria: Anambra Signs N358.5 Million Pact With UNICEF - AllAfrica.com
• Landline and mobile phone users jumped from 530 million in 1990 to over 4 billion by 2006.
• Developed countries' subsidies to domestic agriculture are still more than three times higher than their Official Development Assistance.
• To date, of 41 heavily-indebted poor countries, 33 have received US$48 billion in debt relief.
• ODA needs to double to about US$100 billion a year to achieve the MDGs.