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The debate is hotting up on what, exactly, will follow the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). But one thing is certain about the future post-2015 goals – without money they will remain just words on paper. Jonathan Glennie kicks off a new blog series that will shed light on the most important aspects of development finance today.
Nepal’s story of progress, illustrated in the first Development Progress case study, can provide important lessons for other countries struggling to address high levels of maternal mortality and morbidity, especially within a context of difficult terrain and high poverty rates. Lead author Jakob Engel outlines how.
This Development Progress case study explores the lessons that can be drawn from a remarkable story of progress, revealing that despite a 10-year insurgency, persistent political upheaval, and some of the world's most challenging terrain for the delivery of healthcare, Nepal has reduced its maternal mortality ratio by almost 50% - meaning it is one of the few countries on track to achieve MDG 5.