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The Millennium Development Goals: a framework for accelerating impact

Shantanu Mukherjee
17 October 2013

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.

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Influencing progress towards the Millennium Development Goals

Dr. Renosi Mokate
30 September 2013

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.

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Context is all: why ignoring politics is a risky game

Hania Sholkamy
26 September 2013

The single most important thing that is needed to accelerate progress towards the MDGs is to stop the processes that produce deprivation, devastation and underdevelopment in the first place.

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Why long-term finance is so important for Latin America

Andrea Ordóñez
23 September 2013

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.

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The Millennium Development Goals: one last push

Susan Nicolai
18 September 2013

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.

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