Research has shown that there is a clear correlation between African countries meeting their political spending targets on health, agriculture and education and making progress on reaching the Millennium Development Goals.
In the past 12 years, expenditures by sub-Saharan African governments have quadrupled and now account for 78% of total resource availability. But spending on health, agriculture and education is still far short of promised levels.
With just two and a half years to go, the global community needs to remain focused on current Millennium Development Goal progress. The infographic below highlights African countries that are on track to meet the Millennium Development Goals, and how that links to their own investment in health, education and agriculture.