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How can we support countries to accelerate their progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)? In this blog, Shantanu Mukherjee of UNDP outlines the MDG Acceleration Framework (MAF) which helps a country re-evaluate what it is doing to meet a specific MDG, and then design workable solutions to obtainin maximum impact from its efforts.
Clearly, we need greater commitment and a sense of urgency, particularly to address the lack of adequate progress in sub-Saharan Africa. And if we are to sustain the hard-won progress that has been made towards the MDGs, we need to strengthen the capacity of countries and the global community to prevent and resolve conflicts. Indeed, few MDGs can be achieved without peace, stability and sound governance.
The key challenge for Latin America, and for many countries in other regions, is to develop and maintain a solid financial strategy to sustain progress in the long term - something even more important than a strategy to accelerate change.
As we approach the United Nations General Assembly, Susan Nicolai invites development experts to share their views on what is needed to accelerate progress towards the MDGs.
Follow the debate on the new Development Progress website and read the latest contributions: Achieving the MDGs in Africa: should we accelerate? by Charles Abugre Akelyira; Why long-term finance is so important for Latin America by Andrea Ordóñez; The art of the possible: listening to the real experts by Gonzalo Pizarro; Context is all: why ignoring politics is a risky game by Hania Sholkamy and Influencing progress towards the Millennium Development Goals by Dr. Renosi Mokate.