The country’s poorest state, Chiapas, has allocated nearly USD600 million of its budget to local programs aimed at addressing extreme poverty and improving the delivery of social services. The allocation of the money on these projects is in line with reforms implemented on the state’s constitution in 2009, which puts the Millennium Development Goals at the core of the state’s operations. Chiapas, located in southern Mexico, included MDG-related language in its constitution with the support of the U.N. Development Program and several other U.N. agencies.

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    • Ma. Rizza Leonzon

      As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.