Did the MDGs Work?

Meeting Future Challenges with Past Lessons

Edited by Hany Besada, Leah Mcmillan Polonenko, and Manmohan Agarwal

Did the MDGs Work?

Edited by Hany Besada, Leah Mcmillan Polonenko, and Manmohan Agarwal

Distributed for Bristol University Press

352 pages | 6 1/4 x 9 1/4 | © 2017
Cloth $125.00 ISBN: 9781447335702 Published October 2017 For sale in North and South America only
The Millennium Development Goals set by the United Nations were deliberately ambitious, and they’ve been the subject of much debate. Now, with the 2015 target date for many of the goals having passed, it’s time to assess the goals and attempt to determine whether they were effective. Gathering leading scholars from a range of backgrounds and regions, this book offers an in-depth exploration of that question, with the aim of better understanding the effects of the Millennium Development Goals and learning from them for future policy decisions.
Contents
List of figures, tables and boxes
List of abbreviations
Notes on contributors
Acknowledgements 
Foreword by Timothy M Shaw
 
one                        Introduction: meeting future challenges with past lessons
                                Leah McMillan Polonenko and Hany Besada
 
Part One: Global challenges
two                        Antipoverty transfers and zero extreme poverty targets
                                Armando Barrientos
three                     Fragile and conflict-affected situations and the post-2015 development agenda
                                Clare Lockhart and Sam Vincent
four                       The impact of the global financial crisis on Millennium Development Goal attainment in Africa
                                Leah McMillan Polonenko
five                        Resource geographies in urban spaces: insights from developing countries in the post-2015 era
                                Cristina D’Alessandro
 
Part Two: Minority groups
six                           The Millennium Development Goals, disability rights and special needs education in Ethiopia: a case study of the Oromiya region
                                Jeff Grischow
seven                    Facing the global challenge of youth employment
                                Ragui Assaad and Deborah Levinson
eight                      Women’s role in economic development: overcoming the constraints
                                Sarah Bradshaw with Joshua Castellino and Bineta Diop
nine                       Marginalised minorities in conflict: women and Millennium Development Goals
                                Sarah Hoesch and Alireza Saniel-Pour
 
Part Three: Micro challenges
ten                         Ideas from early childhood development approaches to contribute to Millennium Development Goals’ achievements in Latin America
                                Laura Agosta
eleven                  Exploring the National Economic Empowerment and Development Strategy (NEEDS) as a micro-Millennium Development Goals’ framework in Nigeria
                                Adebusuyi Isaac Adeniran
twelve                  Developmental crises affecting the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goal achievements in Bangladesh: a critical perspective
                                Saleh Ahmed
thirteen               Between progress, stasis and reversals: an analysis of the Millennium Development Goals in Nigeria
                                Olabanji Akinola
fourteen              North Africa and Middle East: economic performance and social progress
                                Manmohan Agarwal and Badye Essid
 
Part Four: Looking forward
fifteen                  United Nations Millennium Development Goals (UN MDGs) and the Arab Spring: shedding light on the preludes?
                                M Evren Tok, Nancy Elbassiouny, Sofia Samper and Mohammed Sayeed Showkath
sixteen                 Food security, inclusive growth, sustainability and the sustainable development agenda
                                Craig Hanson with contributions from Tim Searchinger, Richard Waite, Betsy Otto, Brian Lipinski and Kelly Levin
seventeen          Outlook for global development finance: excess or shortage?
                                Andrew Sheng  
eighteen              Conclusion
                                Jason McFarlane, Hany Besada, Kathryn Anne Brunton and Alireza Saniei-Pour
 
Index


 
Review Quotes
Matthew Clarke, Deakin University
"Assessing the Millennium Development Goals is a vital undertaking. Consideration of its success, failures, and lessons will light the way forward."
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