The Political Economy of the MDGs: Retrospect and Prospect for the World's Biggest Promise
AbstractIn September 2010 world leaders will meet in New York to discuss progress in meeting the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which include the promise of halving ‘extreme poverty’ between 1990 and 2015. The paper begins with a brief history of how the MDGs came into being (See Table 1 for a list and other details), noting that they were primarily a product of the rich world, before looking at the progress made in achieving them and the degree to which the rich countries have lived up to the promises they made as part of Goal 8. The final section draws lessons from the MDG process to feed into the debate concerning what will take their place in 2015 when they come to an end.
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Date of creation: 2010
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- NEP-ALL-2010-04-24 (All new papers)
- NEP-PKE-2010-04-24 (Post Keynesian Economics)
- NEP-POL-2010-04-24 (Positive Political Economics)
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