Focusing on Brazil, Ghana and South Africa, this paper discusses the historical emergence of the MDGs, leading to questions of ownership and responsibilities of both developing and developed countries. The authors ask if the MDGs fully reflect development concepts and how far they have impacted on national policies, and ultimately on people’s lives.
These questions and answers aim to stimulate and inform discussions on the post-2015 development agenda as a (potentially improved) tool for Global Social Governance.
The interview above features co-author Charlotte Keijser, a PhD fellow at UNU-MERIT. You can also view or download the paper via the box below.
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Video: UNU / H.Hudson