Development Co-operation Directorate

A Better World for All - Report and Web Site


A Better World for All Report Web Site at
(site available English, French and Spanish)

The goals for international development address that most compelling of human desires - a world free of poverty and free of the misery that poverty breeds. This report focuses on seven goals, which, if achieved in the next 15 years, will improve the lives of millions of people.

Each of the seven goals addresses an aspect of poverty. They should be viewed together because they are mutually reinforcing. Higher school enrolments, especially for girls, reduce poverty and mortality. Better basic health care increases enrolment and reduces poverty. Many poor people earn their living from the environment. So progress is needed on each of the seven goals

In words and pictures, with numbers and charts, it describes progress towards the goals, what has been achieved and the effort required to reach them.




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