Blog Post Says MDG Successes Can Inform SDGs

Brookings Institution’s “Up Front”: 15 million success stories under the Millennium Development Goals
John W. McArthur, a senior fellow in the global economy and development program at the Brookings Institution and a senior fellow with the U.N. Foundation, writes, “In my view, there are three key parts to [MDG success stories that can help inform the new global goals]. First, we can point to roughly 15 million success stories, measured in lives saved. Second, these victories are global, but the majority have taken shape in sub-Saharan Africa. Third, in order to understand the nature of the successes since 2000, we need to look beneath the crucial but ultimately crude benchmarks of MDG target achievement…” (9/24).

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