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Cambridge, MA: Harvard University. Rodrik, D. , in Fischer, S. ) Should the IMF Pursue Capital Account Convertibility? Essays in International Finance Number 207. J: University of Princeton. Rodrik, D. (2002) After Neoliberalism, What? Paper presented at ‘Alternatives to Neoliberalism’, Washington, DC, May 23. Downloaded at http://ksghome. edu/~drodrik Russel Mead, W. (2007) God and Gold: Britain, America, and the Making of the Modern World. New York: Vintage. Sachs, J. (2005) The End of Poverty.

Third, globalisation in some form or other can be progressive. Growth is a means. Globalisation is a means. However, governance is a means but it could also be an end, as participation has intrinsic value. Cutting through all of these are the underlying core issues of multi-dimensional poverty, ill-being and inequality. So do we have a consensus on what matters and where to focus attention for maximum impact? Not quite. The apparent common themes hide much in terms of nuance. First, on doing governance: All commentators emphasise governance matters.

Global progress on child malnutrition remains uneven with the expectation of the target being missed by 30 million children. Sub-Saharan Africa will achieve neither the poverty target nor the hunger target. South Asia is expected to remain home to the largest number of malnourished children in the world. • MDG 2–3: Most countries are on target for 100% NPE. The NPE targets in Sub-Saharan Africa can only be met with concerted effort – 30% of children of primary school age were out of school in 2005 in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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