Achieving the MDGs – A Note

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Ethiopian Economics Association (EEA)
Nail Kishtany


The material and symbolic importance of the MDG targets make it vital to assess the analytical coherence of the MDG “project”. In this spirit, this note highlights complexities and difficulties of the MDG approach that policy makers should consider. It covers issues of measuring progress, and achieving and valuing outcomes; sustaining outcomes; devising policies during structural transformation; and implementing policies in a decentralised policy system. These discussions draw attention to some of the limitations of current methods of analysing the MDGs. A final section concludes.

Corporate Author:Ethiopian Economic Association (EEA)
Publisher:Ethiopian Economic Association (EEA)
Primary Descriptors:Economic policy

Secondary Descriptor:Millennium development Goal

Geographic Descriptors:Ethiopia
Cataloge Date:03/02/2013
Broad Subject heading:Economic assistance
Call Number:330.05 ETH JOU
Serial Key Title:Ethiopian Journal of Economics
Publication catagory:Ethiopian Journal of Economics
Content type:EEA Publication
Year:April, 2009
Publication date:2013-03-02 00:00:00
Forum or Discussion date:2013-03-02 00:00:00
PDF file: Nail Kishtany and Alemaehu Seyoum_Achieving the MDGs.pdf
Place of publication:Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Type of material:Serial (Journal)
Current frequency:Semiannual
Author: Nail Kishtany and Alemaehu Seyoum Taffesse

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