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Proposed SDGs Overly Ambitious With Too Many Goals, Targets, Critics Say

NPR: How To Eliminate Extreme Poverty In 169 Not-So-Easy Steps
“…But many of the people who work to end poverty fear the list [of Sustainable Development Goals’ targets] has gotten out of control. By prioritizing so many issues, do you risk prioritizing none? ‘You do risk a real dilution of focus and energy and resources,’ says Mark Suzman, who oversees global policy advocacy for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. ‘The worst case scenario is we might actually see some regression in some key areas where we have had so much momentum’…” (Aizenman, 7/7).

Thomson Reuters Foundation: New U.N. development goals will drive nations ‘nuts’: Indian economist
“[Bibek Debroy, an] Indian economist and member of a key government panel which formulates policy on social issues slammed the United Nations’ new development goals on Tuesday, saying that having so many goals and targets would drive governments ‘nuts’…” (Bhalla, 7/7).

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