The MDGs to 2015 and beyond

ODI’s work will contribute to the effort to meet the MDGs by 2015 and ensure that global action to end poverty continues after that date, by analysing progress on the MDGs and looking at options for the future.

Boys watch the tourist train, Peru (Source: Sam Judson, Flickr - http://www.flickr.com/photos/samjudson/55214402/sizes/l/in/photostream/)

The Millennium Development Goals have been the focus of global and national efforts on poverty reduction since 2000.  Until the target date of 2015, attention will quite rightly focus on how to make the most progress possible before the deadline.

But then what? The MDGs were the product of at least ten years of discussion and deliberation. The international community needs to start thinking now about what happens on 1 January 2016, if the momentum and global focus on poverty that the MDGs have encouraged are to be maintained.