The MDGs to SDGs trade off : What has been lost and gained for global equity?

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Maja Pleic is a global health and global equity researcher and advocate. Maja holds an MA in Political Economy of International Development and a BA in International Relations and Economics, from the University of Toronto. Previously, she was Research Coordinator at HGEI before taking time off to focus on independent research in her home country of Croatia. Maja has undertaken research on issues of global equity ranging from: health system financing, universal health coverage, child labour, and employment elasticities in periods of growth.  Last fortnight, the international community gathered in New York for the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly and set the post-2015 development agenda in the form of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 associated targets. These targets are successors to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) set in 2000: the first global, time-bound and quantified targets for addressing extreme poverty and inequity. The MDGs were composed of eight goals and 21 associated targets to be met by 2015.

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The MDGs to SDGs trade off : What has been lost and gained for global equity?