Current and Future Global Development Goals

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs or the goals) are a set of eight global goals that focus on some of the main issues in international development, including poverty, hunger, diseases and education. For instance, the first goal is to reduce poverty and hunger by half by 2015 (with 1990 serving as the base year). In ‘What Next for the Millennium Development Goals?’, Todd Moss of the Center for Global Development offers an interesting perspective and commentary. He focuses on what he perceives to be the pluses and minuses of the MDGs and concludes with recommendations for the next generation of the goals. While the next round of global development goals is highly likely to occur, Moss’ commentary on the MDGs is especially provocative and worthy of comment.

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