Poverty Environment Partnership
Reports and Articles
This paper examines how countries can use information and assessment methods to measure and report on progress towards Millennium Development Goal 7, ﾓEnsure Environmental Sustainability.ﾔ The intended audience is decision-makers, at all levels of society, who require information to identify problems, develop and implement plans, and assess results.
This publication focuses on the local processes that can deliver the MDGs with regard to poverty reduction and sustainable resource use. It addresses the following questions:
How can international agencies ensure support for the local processes needed to achieve the MDGs on the ground?
What changes are needed in monitoring progress towards meeting the MDGs?
If governments and international agencies focus more on the MDGs, what might be marginalized, especially regarding civil and political rights, decentralization and democracy?
This 2005 report calls for the inclusion of more local level institutions in poverty alleviation efforts. From politics, to international donor support, to monitoring, efforts to "make poverty history" must have a keener understanding of the local situations and collaborate more intensely with organizations formed by the poor.
While significant development progress has been achieved over the past two decades, with almost 650 million people moving out of extreme poverty in developing countries between 1990 and 2008, nearly 1.3 billion women, men and children have been left behind living on less than US$1.25 per day.