Written by Henk Molenaar, executive director at WOTRO Science for Global Development, writing on the Broker Online:
“The post-MDG agenda should be based on an alternative theory of development, leading to a simple framework of only three complementary goals: reducing global inequalities, abandoning growth, and enhancing trust.
Growth and the MDGs
When reflecting on a post-2015 agenda, the need to move beyond the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in our thinking is abundantly clear. The MDGs were formulated in an attempt to overcome a one-dimensional focus on economic growth in development thinking. But unfortunately, this attempt has not been very successful. The MDGs do not spring from a clear theoretical foundation,1 and seem to imply that poverty and other social economic problems are limited to developing countries. For these reasons, the MDGs have always been somewhat shallow and toothless.”
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