A UN representative has said relying on foreign aid to achieve the Millennium Development Goals did a disservice to Africa, and has called on African governments to find alternative funding sources and clean up their act
Eritrea is on pace to achieve six of the eight UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by the target date of 2015, according to the London-based think tank, Africa Research Institute and the United Nations Development Programme.
The six MDGs Eritrea is on track in achieving are from MDG 2-to-7 that are Universal Primary Education, Gender Equality and Empowering Women, Reducing Child Mortality, Improvement of Maternal Health, Combating HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other Disease and Ensuring Environmental Sustainability. Continue reading →
Despite the Eritrean government’s indifference to the political wellbeing of its people – in terms of democracy, the philosophy regarding the economic liberation of Eritrea is noteworthy. The government’s perceived grasp on the “existing realities” and its goal to become “equal partners with everybody” led Eritrea to having the fastest growing economy in 2011, this according to ‘The World in 2011’ report published by The Economist.1 In 2011 Eritrea’s economic growth rate was 17%, larger than that of Qatar and Ghana.2Continue reading →