Google has revealed the results of its annual review of the world’s development goals.
It found that the US, UK and China were among the countries that were on track to meet the targets by 2030, while the US is projected to miss the target by more than 1.5 million people.
The report found that, as a result of the new targets, a “mature and resilient economy”, growth, development and social inclusion are “under development” in the US and China, with many countries facing challenges such as “high levels of poverty and inequality”, the lack of education and health care.
It also found that in countries such as Brazil, India and South Africa, the growth, development, social inclusion and poverty levels are “slightly” lower than they would have been without the targets.
“The Millennium Development Goal (MDG) is a major milestone in the fight against poverty and the threat of poverty, which is why it is important that we are taking steps to ensure that the goals are met by 2030,” said Google CEO Sundar Pichai.
“By 2030, we are seeing progress in the development of some countries, but not all of them, and we are on track for even greater progress in many other countries, particularly in developing countries.”
We are also seeing the benefits of the targets, but we must not neglect the challenges and uncertainties in the world,” he added.
More than 70% of the countries in the MDG target have achieved more than 80% of their targets, while more than half of the other countries in their projections are on track.
Read more about the report here: http://www.google.com/news/newsroom/article/A+look+at+how+the+new+Millennium+Development+Guideline+is+shaping+our+future.html