More Than a Numbers Game: Ghana’s Progress on MDG 1


The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are a set of eight human development goals with subsidiary targets and indicators adopted by the United Nations in 2000. MDG 1 is to “eradicate extreme hunger and poverty,” which translates into two quantitative, time-bound targets – to halve the proportion of people with an income of less than $1 a day and to halve the numbers of people who suffer from hunger by 2015. In Ghana, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) estimates that the country "is largely on track in achieving the MDG 1”. World Bank figures show that overall poverty rate has declined substantially over the past two decades.


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