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Year: 2012
Once every two years, IGES releases a white paper focusing on key policy agendas in the Asia-Pacific region
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Year: 2010

This paper questions the methodology that is widely used to assess progress in implementing the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a methodology that asks whether the targets are likely to be met

  • the MDGs have led to an unprecedented mobilisation of the UN system and the international community;
  • yet, the results show that there has not been a post-MDG acceleration of improvement in most countries for most indicators, and that many countries have in fact regressed for many of the indicators;
  • MDGs should be used as benchmarks of progress;
  • it makes more sense to focus on the progress of individual countries rather than the world as a whole, or even regions;
  • the metric for measuring progress is the rate of progress, not the likelihood of achieving the target;
  • the critical question for MDGs implementation is to understand where and why progress has accelerated and why and where it hasn’t gone faster.
The authors conclude that global goals are normative commitments that can be used in development policy as normative priorities, while using them as planning targets, particularly at the national level, can be highly misleading.

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Year: 2009
This background paper has two objectives
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Year: 2009
User fees for health care are a life or death issue for millions of people in poor countries
Year: 2009
Many countries and communities are vulnerable to natural disasters related to their location and geophysical context; while the risk of technological disasters exists everywhere
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Year: 2009
The world, and most of all, its poor people, desperately needs a fair and safe climate deal to be agreed at the UN talks in Copenhagen in December 2009
Year: 2009
Delivering substantially increased new and additional, adequate, predictable and sustainable financial resources will have to be a key outcome of the UNFCCC negotiation process towards an international climate change agreement to be achieved in Copenhagen by the end of 2009
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Year: 2009
The discussion was part of the series of events organised on the occasion of ICIMOD’s 25th anniversary with a view to understanding the major challenges in the region and the role of a regional institution such as ICIMOD, with a focus on the mountain agenda in the context of climate change
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Year: 2009
The rapidly changing nature of the global food and agriculture system suggests the need to rethink how innovation can contribute to developing-country agriculture
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Year: 2008
Poverty is about politics
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