Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Financing the Future

This report has a simple message: the proposed SDGs are achievable, but adopting a business-as-usual approach will leave us far short of the target. Projections based on current patterns of development point to a world in 2030 where:

  • low-income fragile states have been left even further behind
  • some 550 million people are still living on less than $1.25 a day, most of them in sub-Saharan Africa
  • around four million children will die needlessly before the age of five
  • universal health and education are still distant prospects in many countries, with some in sub-Saharan Africa still 20 years away from achieving universal primary education.

This report sets out the case for a strengthened commitment for IPF to support a new social compact, focused on the poorest countries. This basic social compact must include minimum income provisions, alongside universal health care and universal access to good quality education. These are three critical elements in the fight to tackle chronic poverty, stop impoverishment, and accelerate the escape from poverty.

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