Reminder from Yemen: Foreign Investment Key to Meeting MDGs

Yemen needs USD1.2 million in annual investments to meet its Millennium Development Goals by 2015, Saba News reports. The newspaper quotes Nabil Shaibah, the country’s director-general of international cooperation, who stressed in a report how important it was that aid donors and investors followed through on their pledges. The most pressing challenges for Yemen, according the report, are in health care, poverty reduction, education, women empowerment and gender equality.

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  • Ivy Mungcal

    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.