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The Millennium Development Goals Report 2011 gives good grounds for optimism: "lives have been saved or changed for the better;" "poverty continues to decline in many countries and regions;" and "targeted interventions have succeeded in reducing child mortality". Yet in spite of continuing national and international efforts to alleviate poverty, the sad reality is that over a billion human beings continue to live on USD 1.25 or less a day. The scale and complexity of tackling this greatest social challenge of our time requires that national governments, the international community, business and civil society each commit their share of resources, skills and know-how to achieving sustainable solutions.