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What most of these projections show is that the developing world as a whole is ‘off track’ with respect to a number of targets and many countries will fall far short. Chapter 2 examines the soundness of these somewhat dire projections. On the 16 Mark McGillivray basis of this examination, it concludes inter alia that many of the gains achieved in the outcomes targeted by the MDGs will continue into the new millennium, although not usually fast enough to achieve the ambitious targets set by goals.

Some remain hidden But some age-old problems – notably the plight of people with disabilities – remain with us and are largely ignored. Finally, we should try to expect the unexpected Predictions of progress assume ‘business as usual’. But shocks of various kinds should be expected, though their precise timing and location cannot be predicted with accuracy. Smaller shocks are frequent, but local in their effects and so with little impact on aggregate trends. Except for protracted conflict, smaller shocks also have short-lasting effects.

Put differently, relying purely on global aggregates seems inconsistent with the principles on which the MDGs are founded and would appear to be reflecting somewhat shaky ethical grounds. Volume structure and contents Achieving the Millennium Development Goals consists of seven more chapters, each of which examines or uses empirical research methods. Overview, Progress and Prospects 15 Chapters 2 to 5 look at generic issues that are notnecessarily specific to any single country or developing-country group.

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