6 Develop a global partnership for development

Where we are?

A number of developed countries have imposed harsh tariffs on goods from Sri Lanka thereby adversely affecting the growth of a non-discriminatory trading system. Sri Lanka’s export share to developed countries reduced from 91.7 percent in 1992 to 68.7 percent in 2006 even though developed countries continued to be the major export destinations for Lankan goods. The amount of ODA received by Sri Lanka as a percentage of GNI declined from 5 percent in 1992 to 3 percent in 2005, even though aid per capita increased from US $24 to US $36 during this period. There has been a rapid increase in access to telecommunication services in Sri Lanka since 1999. There are 5.4 million mobile phone subscribers at present, which is nearly 47 times the number in 1997. As of 2008, there were 83 mobile subscribers for every 1000 persons in the country. The percentage of households with personal computers has more than doubled from 3.8 percent in 2004 to 8.2 percent in 2006/07.

 

 

1.44 years
remaining
until 2015

1990 2015
Targets for MDG8
  1. Develop further an open, rule-based, predictable, non-discriminatory trading and financial system
    • Developing countries gain greater access to the markets of developed countries
    • Least developed countries benefit most from tariff reductions, especially on their agricultural products
  2. Address the special needs of least developed countries
    • Net Official development assistance (ODA), total and to the least developed countries, as percentage of OECD/DAC donors' gross national income
    • Proportion of total bilateral, sector-allocable ODA of OECD/DAC donors to basic social services (basic education, primary health care, nutrition, safe water and sanitation)
    • Proportion of bilateral official development assistance of OECD/DAC donors that is untied
    • Market access
    • Debt sustainability
  3. Address the special needs of landlocked developing countries and small island developing States
    • Official development assistance (ODA) received in landlocked developing countries as a proportion of their gross national income
    • ODA received in small island developing States as a proportion of their gross national incomes
    • Proportion of bilateral official development assistance of OECD/DAC donors that is untied
    • Market access
    • Debt sustainability
  4. Deal comprehensively with the debt problems of developing countries
    • Total number of countries that have reached their HIPC decision points and number that have reached their HIPC completion points (cumulative)
    • Debt relief committed under HIPC and MDRI Initiatives
    • Debt service as a percentage of exports of goods and services
  5. In cooperation with pharmaceutical companies, provide access to affordable essential drugs in developing countries
    • Proportion of population with access to affordable essential drugs on a sustainable basis
  6. In cooperation with the private sector, make available the benefits of new technologies, especially information and communications
    • Telephone lines per 100 population
    • Cellular subscribers per 100 population
    • Internet users per 100 population