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MDGs Should Focus On Achievable Goals

“As decision-makers start to consider what our aspirations should be after the deadline [for the 2015 Millennium Development Goals] has expired, it is worth looking back at what worked, what didn’t, and how we could do better,” Bjorn Lomborg, head of the Copenhagen Consensus Center and adjunct professor at Copenhagen Business School, writes on Project Syndicate. “Instead of agreeing to broad aspirations, it would have been more worthwhile to use the goals to highlight specific, more achievable investments,” he says, concluding that “when we set new goals in 2015, we will need to be much more honest about focusing on areas where we can achieve the most good” (6/14).

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