Examining The Role Of Partnerships In Achieving MDGs

Noting there are “less than 1,000 days until the 2015 deadline for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs),” Zach Silberman, a policy associate with the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, writes in the coalition’s blog, “One thing is for certain: the MDGs galvanized the global community to work together towards improving the lives of those in the developing world and represent a significant step towards a more global approach to development.” He notes “the role of partnerships is increasingly important for any future goals — and those struggling to cross the 2015 finish line,” and continues, “Make no mistake; the next 1,000 days will be crucial for achieving and sustaining the MDGs. It is also the time when the world will decide upon the next round of goals, and the United States has the opportunity to be a leader in the process” (4/22).