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A recurring theme throughout this chapter is that we face a world of increasing complexity. One consequence of this complexity is that it is not possible for a piece such as this to develop a comprehensive list of contributions or even questions. Indeed, all that can realistically be hoped for is to highlight some key issues and trends, to provide a platform for an informed exchange of ideas, to prompt discussions and to point discussions towards identifying the right questions to ask.

Note 1. For information on the MDGs, see 〈〉 (accessed 1 February 2012).

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