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Assessing strategies to achieve MDGs goals: Evidence from Senegal

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  • François Joseph Cabral

    (Faculté des sciences économiques et de gestion (FASEG), Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar (UCAD); Consortium pour la Recherche Economique et Sociale (CRES); Groupe de recherche sur le développement international (GREDI), Université de Sherbrooke)

  • Anne-Sophie Robilliard
  • Fatou Cissé
  • Abdoulaye Diagne

Abstract

Progress towards the MDGs is expected to slow as a consequence of the global economic downturn. This study applies an economy-wide framework to analyze the impact of the crisis on MDG achievement in six Latin American countries. It finds significant setbacks towards the goals and, in the case of the region’s low-income countries, the cost of achieving these would rise between 1.6 and 3.4 per cent of GDP per year between 2010 and 2015 as compared with a no-crisis scenario. The additional public spending would contribute to economic growth though not sufficiently for full recovery to pre-crisis growth.

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Paper provided by Departement d'Economique de la Faculte d'administration à l'Universite de Sherbrooke in its series Cahiers de recherche with number 11-09.

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Length: 19 pages
Date of creation: 08 Jul 2011
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Handle: RePEc:shr:wpaper:11-09

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Keywords: computable general equilibrium models; distribution; welfare and poverty; foreign aid; macroeconomic analyses of economic development;

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