Jean-Philippe Stijns works an Economist with the OECD Development Centre. He currently focuses on development finance, fiscal policy and competitiveness in African countries. He is the lead author of ”Can we still Achieve the Millennium Development Goals? From Costs to Policies”, a Development Centre Study published by the OECD that estimates the costs and the policy options for achieving the MDGs by 2015. Jean-Philippe received his PhD in Economics from UC Berkeley in 2003.
July 03, 2012 / Jean-Philippe Stijns
More people have moved out of poverty than ever before. Yet we still have more than a billion people in poverty. There's a lot more work to be done.
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The Global Fund has helped to deliver more than 190 million bed nets to protect families from malaria.
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In Senegal, 80% of households now have a bed net, helping the number of malaria cases there drop 50% in a single year.
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