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Author Fukuda-Parr, Sakiko ♦ Greenstein, Joshua
Source CiteSeerX
Content type Text
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Millennium Declaration ♦ Quantitative Objective ♦ Poverty Reduction ♦ Global Goal ♦ Evaluative Framework ♦ Aspirational Norm ♦ Newfound Accountability ♦ Faster Progress ♦ Lack Thereof ♦ Important Aspect ♦ National Government ♦ World Leader ♦ Correct Measure ♦ International Community ♦ Twenty-first Century ♦ Correct One ♦ Meeting Target ♦ Millennium Development Goal
Description A critically important aspect of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is that they provide concrete, time-bound and quantitative objectives against which poverty reduction can be measured. Governments can be held accountable by their people. The international community can hold accountable, and be held accountable by, national governments. If this newfound accountability is to be worthwhile, however, the method of determining progress or lack thereof must be the correct one. We argue that the correct measure is whether faster progress is being made, not whether the targets are to be met. The MDGs are not hard planning targets; they are aspirational norms and they offer benchmarks in an evaluative framework. Global Goals. Norms, Not Planning Targets – The MDGs are drawn from the Millennium Declaration adopted by world leaders to set priorities for the twenty-first century. The leaders pledged to do
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2010-01-01
Publisher Institution IPC-IG Working Paper. Brasilia, International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth