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Aid needs to increase by $18 billion per year to meet the promise made by the G8 in 2005. In fact, aid is decreasing.

Target 8.A- Develop further an open, rule-based, predictable, non-discriminatory trading and financial system

Includes a commitment to good governance, development and poverty reduction  both nationally and internationally.

Target 8.B – Address the special needs of the least developed countries

Includes: tariff and quota free access for the least developed countries’ exports; enhanced program of debt relief for heavily indebted poor countries (HIPC) and cancellation of official bilateral debt; and more generous ODA for countries committed to poverty reduction.

Target 8.C- Address the special needs of landlocked developing countries and small island developing states (through the Program of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States and the outcome of the twenty-second special session of the General Assembly)

Target 8.D – Deal comprehensively with the debt problems of developing countries through national and international measures in order to make debt sustainable in the long term

Some of the indicators listed below are monitored separately for the least developed countries (LDCs), Africa, landlocked developing countries and small island developing States.Official development assistance (ODA)


8.1. Net ODA, total and to the least developed countries, as percentage of OECD/DAC donors’ gross national income
8.2. Proportion of total bilateral, sector-allocable ODA of OECD/DAC donors to basic social services (basic education, primary health care, nutrition, safe water and sanitation) 
8.3. Proportion of bilateral official development assistance of OECD/DAC donors that is untied
8.4. ODA received in landlocked developing countries as a proportion of their gross national incomes
8.5. ODA received in small island developing States as a proportion of their gross national incomes
8.6. Proportion of total developed country imports (by value and excluding arms) from developing countries and least developed countries, admitted free of duty
8.7. Average tariffs imposed by developed countries on agricultural products and textiles and clothing from developing countries
8.8. Agricultural support estimate for OECD countries as a percentage of their gross domestic product
8.9. Proportion of ODA provided to help build trade capacity
8.10. Total number of countries that have reached their HIPC decision points and number that have reached their HIPC completion points (cumulative) 
8.11. Debt relief committed under HIPC and MDRI Initiatives
8.12. Debt service as a percentage of exports of goods and services

Target 8.E – In cooperation with pharmaceutical companies, provide access to affordable essential drugs in developing countries


8.13. Proportion of population with access to affordable essential drugs on a sustainable basis

Target 8.F – In cooperation with the private sector, make available the benefits of new technologies, especially information and communications


8.14. Telephone lines per 100 population 
8.15. Cellular subscribers per 100 population
8.16. Internet users per 100 population