The MDG Project in Crisis. Midpoint Review and Prospects for the Future

Tobias Debiel, Jens Martens
Content Type
Policy Brief
Institute for Development and Peace
Since their proclamation in 2000, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have become the leitmotiv of international development politics. With the MDGs, the development discourse among governments and international organisations has focused on eradicating the most extreme forms of hunger and poverty as well as on basic social services for the population, above all in the fields of primary education, health and water supply. Most of the MDGs are linked to clear quantitative and time-bound targets, the majority of which are to be attained by 2015.
Development, Human Rights, United Nations, Governance