What isthe importance of including social norms when analysing the achievements and shortcomings of the MDGs? The UK Secretary of State for International Development Justine Greening, Guardian journalist Liz Ford, the Ethiopian Minister of Women and others discuss at the United Nations in New York.
As the development community continues to discuss what should replace the MDGS in 2015, ODI and OECD researchers propose that most effective approach for achieving social transformation for women and girls is to focus on tackling discriminatory social norms. Progress should then be measured through transformative indicators, both under a dedicated gender goal and mainstreamed
throughout all other goals.