mdgs

04 Nov 2008

Energy must play a more prominent role in strategies to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Consumption of modern energy services by the poor falls far short of needs ヨ and potential.

This UN-Energy paper on the importance of energy for achieving the MDGs was drafted collectively by the United Nations (UN) agencies, programmes and organizations working in the area of energy, reflecting their insights and expertise.

04 Nov 2008

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are an ambitious agenda for reducing poverty and improving lives that world leaders agreed to at the UN Millennium Summit in September 2000.

04 Nov 2008

This report details the outputs from the Community Commons dialogue held at the Fordham University in New York. Representatives from 43 countries met to discuss opportunities for the integration of local and indigenous community expertise into national development strategies.

Read the full report (www.undp.org)

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04 Nov 2008

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.

Read the full report (www.iied.org) "

04 Nov 2008

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?