The MDGs will feature prominently in 2005, not only in UK initiatives connected to the G8 and our EU Presidency, but also because of the UN summit on the topic in September. The debates about the MDGs are technical (Are these the right targets? Do we know how to reach them?) but also political (Can we raise the money? Will rich countries change their policies? Will they be accountable?).
2005 is a pivotal year for those interested in seeing the achievement of the MDGs not least because a review of progress will take place at the UN Summit in September 2005. This paper introduces the ODI-APGOOD Meeting Series.
Hilary Benn MP, Secretary of State for International Development, examines the content of the Commission for Africa Report and the UK response to it.
This session examines the ability and desirability of efforts to secure large volume increases in aid to support of the achievement of the MDGs.
Carol Bellamy's speech centers around the situation of children around the world today, U.N. Reform and how the UN and the international community can by focusing on priorities for children make a significant difference.
This session examines whether suitable modalities can be developed for delivering the MDGs in failed and fragile states.
This session examines what changes are necessary in terms of aid architecture and to the EU's policy and practice for the EU to become a leading player in the international development community.
This session examined the role of different stakeholders, including international NGOs in mobilising support amongst the public, elites and the international community, and debates whether without this support, the MDGs can be achieved.
Demography, HIV/AIDS and Reproductive Health: Implications for the achievement of the MDGs: Roles of the West
This session examines the implications of using goals and targets as proxies for wider poverty reduction and development processes.