• 1. Introduction
  • 2. Where do we stand on the MDGs?
  • 2.1 Stylized facts on overall MDG progress
  • 2.2 Country heterogeneity in MDG performance
  • 2.3 Heterogeneity across MDGs
  • 3. A framework for assessing MDG achievements
  • 4. MDGs and the global economy
  • 4.1 Recent relative growth performance of developing countries
  • 4.2 North-South financial flows and migration
  • 5. MDGs and official development assistance
  • 5.1 Volume, structure and impact of aid: A brief factual review
  • 5.2 How to improve aid effectiveness to reach the MDGs
  • 6. MDGs and policies in developing countries
  • 6.1 Cross-cutting national policy issues
  • 6.2 MDGs specific national policies
  • 7. ‘MDG plus’: The road ahead
  • 7.1 Conceptual foundations of the MDG process
  • 7.2 Is there a case for broadening MDGs for a better monitoring of development?
  • 7.3 Towards a forward-looking integrated view at MDGs and development
  • 8. Conclusions
  • References