Monitoring and data for the MDGs

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Improving water resources development and management is a critical factor for meeting the MDG’s, not only specifically Target 10 (Halve, by 2015, the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and sanitation), but also the broader goals of eradicating extreme poverty and hunger, achieving universal primary education, promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment, reducing child mortality, improving maternal health, combating major disease, and improving environmental sustainability. Therefore, efforts to achieve the MDG’s must involve planning and action in water resources development, management and use, both in order to meet the MDG’s Target 10 and to meet the MDG’s as a whole.

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