Some of the globe's most fragile states have set an example to more developed nations by meating some of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) ahead of schedule, says the World Bank.

Twenty such states have already met one or more MDG targets and another six are due to meet individual targets ahead of the 2015 deadline.

“This should be a wake- up call to the global community not to dismiss these countries as lost causes,” said World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim.&...

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