SDGs Signal Shift In Development Spending, Results, The Economist Reports

The Economist: The Sustainable Development Goals: Beyond handouts
“…[T]he SDGs are part of an important shift in thinking about development that is making it both more ambitious and more realistic. … Unwieldy as they are, they are not just a call for more handouts. The MDGs were meant to create a social safety net; the SDGs to be fit for an age in which the standard of living in a big chunk of the developing world is creeping towards the levels of rich countries…” (9/19).