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Brave new world: global development goals after 2015


  • David Hulme
  • Rorden Wilkinson


Abstract This paper evaluates the major options for reformulating the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Our purpose is to add weight and direction to emerging thinking on MDG reformulation in a way that: (i) reaffirms the importance of global efforts to reduce extreme poverty; (ii) overcomes the problems endemic in the existing MDGs; (iii) accelerates the reduction of extreme poverty globally; (iv) builds the foundations of a more comprehensive global development programme; (v) tailors poverty reduction efforts to local conditions and strengthens national-level poverty eradication policies; and (iv) offers a realizable prospect for maintaining momentum in UN development efforts.

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  • David Hulme & Rorden Wilkinson, 2012. "Brave new world: global development goals after 2015," Global Development Institute Working Paper Series 16812, GDI, The University of Manchester.
  • Handle: RePEc:bwp:bwppap:16812

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    1. Stephan Klasen & Simon Lange, 2011. "Getting Progress Right: Measuring Progress Towards the MDGs Against Historical Trends," Courant Research Centre: Poverty, Equity and Growth - Discussion Papers 87, Courant Research Centre PEG, revised 20 Feb 2012.
    2. Sakiko Fukuda-Parr & Joshua Greenstein, 2011. "Accountability and MDGs: Methodology for measuring government performance for global goals," Working papers 1110, UNICEF,Division of Policy and Strategy.
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