Query: keyword: "poverty"
|Title||Beyond 2015 : rethinking development policy|
|Subject||Development Cooperation General|
|Keywords||development policy, poverty|
|Abstract||The deadline for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) isn’t until 2015. But it is time to begin thinking about the ‘MDG-plus’ agenda. But what, if anything, should replace the MDGs as a policy focus or new development paradigm? There are three possible ways forward: (1) more of the same. We continue with the same MDGs, with or without a timeline. Economist Jeffrey Sachs has argued for a timeline of 2025, while others press for 2020. But is another 5–10 years enough to make progress? (2) something a bit more radical. We create new targets, perhaps locally defined, with or without a timeline; or (3) combine the MDGs with something new. We pursue an ‘inner core’ of the existing MDGs, but add new and locally defined targets as an ‘outer core’.|
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