Missing the Target reviews progress towards the international development targets for 2015, highlighting the danger that none of the targets will be met. It calls for increased aid and debt reduction; increased budget allocation for priority social services; the phasing out of cost-recovery in basic health and primary education; and economic growth linked to redistribution in favour of the poor.
It is time for the IMF and World Bank to understand their own responsibility and decolonise their approach.
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