The Millennium Development Goals: The Role Of Development In Ghana

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Development refers to the progress that is made or being made in everything, be it social, economic, political and one’s physical being. Development in Ghana can be classified among one or two categories named above. The actors in development are the government, individuals, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), private companies, household and the like.
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), founded on the 2000 Millennium Declaration, itself a document endorsed by nearly every government on Earth, have found their way into almost all the international agreements governing the flow of development aid and support throughout the global system. There are seven of them namely;
Eradicate Extreme Poverty and hunger (Target 1.A: Halve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people whose income is less than one dollar a day
Target 1.B: Achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all, including women and young people1
Target 1C: Halve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people who suffer from hunger), achieve Universal Primary Education (Target 2A: Ensure that, by 2015, children everywhere, boys and girls alike, will be able to complete a full course of primary schooling), promote Gender Equality & Empower Women, reduce Child mortality, improve maternal health, combat HIV/AIDS, malaria & other diseases, ensure Environmental sustainability and develop a global partnership for development.
In the year 2000, Ghana signed on to the United Nations’ MDGs which

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