After 2015: International Development Policy at a Crossroads

After 2015: International Development Policy at a Crossroads

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This book discusses the Millenium Development Goals–the UN Poverty Targets for 2015.
This book discusses the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) – the UN Poverty Targets for 2015. Part one discusses the background to the MDGs, their value and omissions, what they mean for changing understandings of ‘development’ and Development Studies and whether the MDGs will be achieved. Part two focuses on each goal or set of goals: extreme poverty (income and hunger); education and health; gender equality and empowerment; environmental sustainability and global partnerships for development.

ANDY SUMNER is a fellow of the Vulnerability and Poverty Research Team, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK. He is a cross-disciplinary economist. His primary foci of interest are Pro-poor Policy Processes, Childhood Poverty and Poverty Reduction Strategies, Development Policy After 2015, and Research Impact and Accountability. He has conducted work for DFID, the Global Development Network, Grameen Foundation, IFAD, Save the Children, UNDP, UNICEF, UNESCO, UNHABITAT, UNDESA, and UNU. His work to date has focused on East/Southern Africa and South/East Asia.
MEERA TIWARI is Head of International Development Studies at the University of East London, UK. Her research interests include exploring social and economic poverties within the Capability Approach, studying governance and impacts on sustainable poverty and livelihoods pathways, investigating the interface of the emerging technologies with the poor and how globalization can be made to work for the most vulnerable communities. She has conducted primary research to study the user perspective of Information and Communication Technologies in rural India (Madhya Pradesh and Bihar).

Introduction * PART I: BACKGROUND TO THE MDGs * From the Truman Declaration to the Millennium Declaration: A brief history of international development * Are the MDGs a new framework for understanding ‘development’? * Will the MDGs be achieved by 2015? * PART II: THE MDGS AND DEVELOPMENT POLICY * MDG 1: Extreme poverty – income poverty and hunger * MDG 2-6: Education and health * MDG 3: Gender equality and empowerment * MDG 7: Environmental sustainability * MDG 8: Global partnerships for development * Conclusions: Beyond 2015?

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