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Cost of gathering data on new development goals could be crippling

Bjorn Lomborg | “Have we met the millennium development goals? Which targets are closest? Honestly, we don’t really know the answers yet.” Read more here: Read More

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Post-2015 Development Goals Need to Address Migration

Government officials across the world will sit down in conference rooms over the next year to rebuild the global development policy agenda. For the last 14 years their lodestar has been the Millennium Development Goals or MDGs. Those goals will expire next year. As you read this, the United Nations is running a vast process to write the sequel, a new set of global development policy goals for many years to come. Something surprising and exciting is germinating in that process

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Why the MDGs were flawed: post2015 goals set to go same way?

I’ve just been reading the findings of a research programme that concludes that the whole MDGs exercise has been plagued by negative (if unintended) consequences, and that these are a result of the whole process of setting goals and targets (so the post2015/SDG process is likely to go the same way)….

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Post-2015 Nutrition Target Should Be More Ambitious

The Guardian: Getting a nutrition goal is great, but we need a more ambitious target Glen Tarman, international advocacy director for Action Against Hunger “Nutrition did not feature strongly enough in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Persistently high levels of hunger and undernutrition in many countries mean that these issues remain part of the MDGs’…More


Advocates Worry Focus On Maternal Health Risks Fading In Post-2015 Development Agenda

GlobalPost: Why maternal health and mortality matters “The world could be a lot less safe for mothers after 2015. As the deadline for the U.N. Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) approaches, advocates for maternal health say the issue is in danger of fading in future models of sustainability…” (Mendoza, 10/9).


Recurrent Floods Putting Pressure On India As Nation Tries To Reach MDG Targets

Inter Press Service: Floods Wash Away India’s MDG Progress “…Now, the long-term impacts of such natural disasters [as flooding] are proving to be a thorn in the side of [the Indian] government that is racing against time to meet its commitments under the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a set of poverty reduction targets that will…More


Latin American Leaders, U.N.’s Ban Urge Sustained Commitment To MDGs

News outlets report on progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the call from Latin American leaders and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for sustained commitment to achieve those goals, and talks surrounding the establishment of new development goals. Thomson Reuters Foundation: As U.N. meets, world struggles for soul of new development goals “How do you distill…More


Cost of gathering data on new development goals could be crippling

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Bjorn Lomborg | “Have we met the millennium development goals? Which targets are closest? Honestly, we don’t really know the answers yet.” Read more here: Read More


Political, Financial Investments Critical To Keeping Up Momentum On MDGs

Devex: Ending poverty through sustainable development and leaving no one behind Amina Mohammed, U.N. secretary general’s special adviser on post-2015 development planning, and Winnie Byanyima, executive director of Oxfam International “As two African women and development leaders deeply involved in efforts to irreversibly end poverty and set the world on a more inclusive and sustainable…More


Gaps In Donor Commitments Hold Back Progress In Reaching MDGs, U.N. Says

U.N. News Centre: Gaps in commitments by developed countries hamper progress on MDGs — U.N. “Despite improvements in the lives of millions of people around the world, the United Nations today reported that persistent gaps between promises made and those delivered by developed countries are holding back greater progress on reaching the eight anti-poverty targets…More


MDGs Leave Poorest Behind, Report Says

EurActiv: Millennium Goals leave the most deprived behind “A report by the NGO ATD Fourth World highlights the failures of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in the struggle against poverty, claiming some performance measures exclude the most disadvantaged. In a report entitled ‘Challenge 2015: Towards Sustainable Development that Leaves No One Behind,’ the ADT Fourth…More


Overcoming Malnutrition Key To Achieving MDGs 4, 5

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: Overcoming Malnutrition Key to Maternal and Child Health Improvements, Says Dr. Ranu Dhillon Sarah Meyerhoff, an intern at the Wilson Center, discusses a podcast by Ranu Dhillon, a global health expert from Columbia University and Harvard Medical School, in which he highlights nutrition and…More


SDGs Must Include Measurable, Feasible Health Goals

BMJ: The 2030 sustainable development goal for health Gavin Yamey and Rima Shretta of the Global Health Group at the University of California-San Francisco, and Fred Newton Binka of the University of Health and Allied Sciences in Ghana “…As the MDGs come to an end, a new set of sustainable development goals (SDGs) will be…More


Rockefeller Foundation Focuses Health System Strengthening Efforts On Financing

Devex: Why the Rockefeller Foundation prioritizes health financing “While most donors recognize the MDGs have done their part to advance global health, some point that the U.N.-led global agenda set to expire in less than 500 days also has its downsides. One of the latter is the Rockefeller Foundation, which since 2008 has focused on…More


Post-2015 Development Goals Need to Address Migration

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Government officials across the world will sit down in conference rooms over the next year to rebuild the global development policy agenda. For the last 14 years their lodestar has been the Millennium Development Goals or MDGs. Those goals will expire next year. As you read this, the United Nations is running a vast process to write the sequel, a new set of global development policy goals for many years to come. Something surprising and exciting is germinating in that process


USAID Working To Accelerate MDG Progress For Women, Children

Huffington Post: 500 Days Until the MDG Deadline: Accelerating Progress for Women and Children Ariel Pablos-Mendez, assistant administrator for global health at USAID “…USAID is working in support of Every Woman Every Child to end preventable child and maternal deaths by 2035. We have sought to accelerate progress toward the MDGs through this work. Thus,…More


U.N. Launches 500 Days Of Action To Meet MDGs; Development Leaders Reflect On MDGs

News outlets report on the 2015 deadline to reach the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which was 500 days away on Monday. The Guardian: How the MDGs have changed the world: eight leaders reflect “[A]s the 2015 deadline looms, we asked global development’s influencers and campaigners to reflect on how the MDGs have changed the world,…More


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