The MDG Africa Steering Group was convened in September 2007 and brings together the leaders of multilateral development organizations to identify the practical steps needed to achieve the Millennium Development Goals and other internationally agreed development goals in Africa. The Group is chaired by the United Nations Secretary-General and comprises the President of the African Development Bank Group, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, the President of the European Commission, the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, the President of the Islamic Development Bank Group, the Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the President of the World Bank Group.
The MDG Africa Steering Group objectives are to
The MDG Africa Steering Group has identified a list of concrete opportunities to implement and scale-up interventions in support of the MDGs.
The evidence surveyed by the Steering Group shows that — if fully implemented — the recommendations will produce verifiable development results that can serve to monitor progress and ensure the effective use of domestic and external resources. In combination with sound economic policies to promote private sector development and increased participation in trade, these results will reduce barriers to progress, take countries closer to achieving the MDGs and lay the foundation for robust economic growth.
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The MDG Africa Steering Group now calls on its institutional members, through the MDG Africa Working Group, to support a strong push to implement MDG activities in support of the Recommendations, including by leveraging partnerships, financial resources, and results-based management.
Further institutional and programmatic details that build on existing mechanisms and allow for country-level specificities have also been developed in the form of an Operational Note. The Note was prepared by a task team composed of interested institutional members and the Secretariat. The Operational Note develops the programmatic and institutional requirements for implementing the action points contained in the Framework. It also provides guidelines and methods for translating the Implementation Framework into concrete actions and results at the regional and country levels.
Key actions guiding the objectives and design of the implementation framework include:
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