Outcome 4: National development plans, policies, programmes and legislation (where required) formulated, implemented, monitored, and evaluated to achieve the MDGs, with special attention to key populations at higher risk and the progressive realisation of human rights.
The MDGs are indivisible and complementary. The UNCT and development partners need to work more effectively with international stakeholders to fulfill their commitments to support the attainment of the MDG by 2015 and to fill critical gaps to accelerate progress in achieving the MDGs, rather than shifting focus and resources from one MDG area to another. Recognising that policies and programmes to tackle the multiple dimensions of poverty (i.e. economic, human, socio-cultural, political, protective, gender and environmental) are mutually reinforcing and must go hand in hand with technical and financial support. Progress in one dimension will accelerate progress in others (e.g. by generating public revenues to support social services and infrastructure). Likewise, social protection and empowerment – e.g. of women – can unlock the productivity and entrepreneurship of large numbers of people in ways that significantly boost growth.