In the year 2000, the international community agreed to a framework to address global poverty. This framework, known as the Millennium Development Goals, was time-bound with an end date of 2015. With this end now in sight, the international community is focusing on the achievement of these goals. However, it is also very important that consideration now turns to what will follow the MDGs after 2015.
Millennium Development Goals: Looking Beyond 2015 provides a critical analysis of the MDGs and discusses a range of issues that must be considered by the international community in determining what poverty alleviation framework might replace the MDGs. This reflection is made even more imperative as the poverty landscape has shifted considerably since these original goals were made.
This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy.
'Overall, Millennium Development Goals: Looking Beyond 2015 is an interesting and well-organized look at the successes, failures, and challenges that have emerged out of the MDG movement in the Asia-Pacific region. This reviewer warmly recommends Millennium Development Goals: Looking Beyond 2015 as a valuable resource.' - Thomas Glendinning, African Review of Economics and Finance
1. Old Challenges and New Opportunities for the MDGs: Now and Beyond 2015 Matthew Clarke and Simon Feeny 2. A Fresh Look at the MDGs Jan Vandemoortele 3. 'All the World's a Stage’: Structure, Agency and Accountability in International Aid Gerhard Hoffstaedter and Chris Roche 4. Cultivating Model Developing Citizens: Exposing the Grassroots to the MDG Tanya Jakimow 5. The MDGs and the Incomplete Relationship between Development and Foreign Aid Thomas W.D Davis 6. The MDGs in Myanmar: Relevant or Redundant? Anthony Ware 7. Maternal Health in Lao PDR: Repositioning the Goal Posts Anna Scopaz, Liz Eckermann and Matthew Clarke