After 2015: international development policy at a crossroads

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Palgrave Macmillan, Jun 15, 2009 - Business & Economics - 215 pages
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"It is 2015. George Clooney is US President. Angelina Jolie is Vice President. Bob Geldof and Bono, respectively, Irish President and Prime Minister. China has just overtaken the US as the world's largest economy. India is not so far behind. Some of the UN poverty targets - the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were met. Some were not. Progress in Africa accelerated following large aid flows from new donors (such as China) but repayments are now looming. The other MDGs were missed though not as badly as expected. Climate change/chaos has intensified with many of the impacts felt in the South. Urbanization is accelerating. What next? The MDGs have played a major role in focusing policy since their original incarnation in the mid to late 1990s. What happens when we no longer have the MDGs - what will guide policy after 2015?" -- Publisher's description.

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Contents

Development Policy at a Crossroads
9
The MDGs and Beyond
43
How Does Development Policy Change or Not?
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ANDY SUMNER is a fellow of the Vulnerability and Poverty Research Team, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK. He is a cross-disciplinary economist. His primary foci of interest are Pro-poor Policy Processes, Childhood Poverty and Poverty Reduction Strategies, Development Policy After 2015, and Research Impact and Accountability. He has conducted work for DFID, the Global Development Network, Grameen Foundation, IFAD, Save the Children, UNDP, UNICEF, UNESCO, UNHABITAT, UNDESA, and UNU. His work to date has focused on East/Southern Africa and South/East Asia.

MEERA TIWARI is Head of International Development Studies at the University of East London, UK. Her research interests include exploring social and economic poverties within the Capability Approach, studying governance and impacts on sustainable poverty and livelihoods pathways, investigating the interface of the emerging technologies with the poor and how globalization can be made to work for the most vulnerable communities. She has conducted primary research to study the user perspective of Information and Communication Technologies in rural India (Madhya Pradesh and Bihar).