Analysis of the Common African Position on the post-2015 Development Agenda
by Bartholomew Armah, Dossina Yeo, Bilal Nejmudin Kedir et al.
United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, African Union, African Development Bank and United Nations Development Programme, 2014
Africa’s poverty rates have continued to decline, despite the adverse effects of the recent food, fuel, and global economic crisis. However, conflict, political instability and natural or man-made disasters threaten to unravel the progress made on the MDGs, the eight internationally-agreed targets to reduce poverty, hunger, maternal and child deaths, disease, gender inequality and environmental degradation by 2015. The current Ebola crisis in West Africa, a region that was experiencing significant growth and development progress, is threatening to set back affected and surrounding countries by several years.