Reference Material


History, context, and achievements of MDGs

Brookings Institution: Getting to Zero: Finishing the Job the MDGs Started.

Friedman, Howard Steven (2013), Causal Inference and the Millennium Development Goals: Whether There was an Acceleration in MDG Development Indicators Following the MDG Declaration, Munich Personal RePEc Archive (MPRA) Paper No. 48793 (Friedman (2013) for example finds that Declaration of MDGs did not result in acceleration of progress in the development indicators covered by MDGs. Does this mean that MDGs were ineffective?)

Fukuda-Parr, Sakiko and Joshua Greenstein (2010): How should MDG implementation be measured: Faster progress or meeting targets? International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth, Working Paper No. 63, May

Heijden, Kitty van der, Simon Hoiberg Olsen, and Andrew Scott (2014): From Solidarity to Universality: How Global Interdependence Impacts the Post-2015 Development Agenda, Independent Research Forum, Background Paper 1.

Internal Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (2010): Poverty In Focus: The MDGs and Beyond: Pro-Poor Policy in a Changing World

Kenny, Charles and Andy Sumner (2011): More Money or More Development: What Have the MDGs Achieved? Center for Global Development, Working Paper 278, December, Washington DC

Manning, Richard (2009): Using Indicators to Encourage Development: Lessons from the Millennium Development Goals, DIIS (Danish Institute for International Studies) Report 2009:01

Nayyar, Deepak (2012): The MDGs after 2015: Some Reflections on the Possibilities, Background Paper prepared for the UN System Task Team on the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Pogge, Thomas and Nicole Rippin (2013): Universal Agenda of the Multiple Dimensions of Poverty, Background Research Paper submitted to the High Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, May

Rippin, Nicole (2013): Progress, Prospects, and Lessons from the MDGs, Background Research Paper submitted to the High Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Rockstrom, Johan and Jeffrey D. Sachs (with Marcus C. Ohman and Guido Schmidt-Traub) (2013): Sustainable Development and Planetary Boundaries, Background Research Paper submitted to the High Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, May

Vandermoortele, Jan (2008): Making Sense of the MDGs, Development, Vol. 51, pp. 220-117

Vandermoortele, Jan (2009): The MDG conundrum: meeting the targets without missing the point, Development Policy Review, Vol. 24, Issue 7, pp. 355-371

Vandermoortele, Jan (2011a): If not the Millennium Development Goals, then what? Third World Quarterly, 32(1), 9-25

Vandermoortele, Jan (2011b): The MDG story: intention denied, Development and Change 42(1), 1-21

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Macro conditions and enabling factors for achieving development goals

Bhattacharya, D., T. I. Khan, U. Salma, and G. Uddin (2013), Lagging Behind: Lessons from the Least Developed Countries for a Development Agenda Post-2015

Center on International Cooperation (2011), Development in the Shadow of Violence: A Knowledge Agenda for Policy.

Chandy, L. and G., Gertz(2011), Poverty in Numbers: The Changing State of Global Poverty from 2005 to 2015. The Brookings Institution, Washington, DC.

Rippin, N. (2013), Progress, Prospects and Lessons from the MDGs

Picciotto, R. and R. Weaving (Ed) (2006). Security and Development. Routlege, New York.

Sachs, Jeffrey D (2012) “From Millennium Development Goals to Sustainable Development Goals”, Lancet, 2012.

Word Bank (2008-2012), Global Monitoring Report, multi volumes.

World Bank (2011), World Development Report: conflict, security and development

World Development Report 2013: Jobs. The World Bank, Washington D.C.

United Nations (2008-2014), World Economic Situation and Prospects, multi volumes

United Nations Development Programme (2014), Discussion Paper, “Governance for Sustainable Development: Integrating Governance in the Post-2015 Development Framework”.

United Nations Development Programme (2011), MDG Acceleration Framework

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Lessons from sectoral and MDG-specific policies

Aderinoye, Rashid (2008). Literacy and Communication Technologies: Distance Education Strategies for Literacy Delivery. International Review of Education.

Agenor, Pierre-Richard, Nihal Bayraktar, Karim El Aynaoui and Emmanuel Pinto Moreira (2005). Achieving the Millennium Development Goals in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Macroeconomic Monitoring Framework. Policy Research Working Papers. World Bank. October.

Aryeetey, Ernest, Daniel Esty, Edwin Feulner, Theirry Geiger, Daniel Kaufmann, R. Andreas Kraemer, Marc Levy, John McArthur, Robert Steele, Anand Sudarshan, Andy Sumner and Mark Suzman (2012). Getting to Zero: Finishing the job the MDGs Started. Brookings.

Bahadur, C., Schmit-Traub, G., Sachs, J., McArthur, J. and Kruk, M (2004). Ending Africa’s Poverty Trap. Brookings Papers on Economic Activity.

Bourguignon, Francois, Carolina Diaz-Bonilla and Hans Lofgren 2008. Aid, Service Delivery, and the Millennium Development Goals in an Economy-Wide Framework. Policy Research Working Papers. World Bank. August.

Clemens and Demombynes (2011). When does rigorous impact evaluation make a difference? The case of the Millennium Villages. Journal of Development Effectiveness.

Cornia, G. A. (Ed) (2014), Falling Inequality in Latin America: Policy Changes and Lessons, UNU-Wider Studies in Development Economics, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Development Planning and Research Department, Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MoFED) Ethiopia (2005). Ethiopia: The Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Needs Assessment Synthesis Report.

Easterly, W. (2009). How the millennium development goals are unfair to Africa. World Development 37(1), 26-35.

Fiszbein, A. and Schady, N. (2009). Conditional Cash Transfers: Reducing Present and Future Poverty. World Bank Policy Research Report.

Fukuda-Parr, S., Greenstein, J., & Stewart, D. (2013). How should MDG success and failure be judged: Faster progress or achieving the targets? World Development 41(1), 19-30.

Kenny, Charles and Andy Sumner (2011). More Money or More Development: What have the MDGs achieved? Center for Global Development, working paper 278, December 2011.

Leipziger, Danny, Marianne Fay, Quentin Wodon and Tito Yepes (2003). Achieving the Millennium Development Goals: The Role of Infrastructure. Policy Research Working Papers. World Bank. November.

Munk, Nina (2013), The Idealist: Jeffrey Sachs and the Quest to End Poverty, Publishers Weekly.

Permanyer, Iñaki (2013). The measurement of success in achieving the Millennium Development Goals. Journal of Economic Inequality, vol 11 (3).

Sachs, J., McArthur, J., Schmit-Traub, G., Bahadur, C., Faye, M., and Kruk, M (2004). Millennium Development Goals Needs Assessments. Country Case Studies of Bangladesh, Cambodia, Ghana, Tanzania and Uganda.

Sánchez, M. V., & Cicowiez, M. (2014). Trade-offs and Payoffs of Investing in Human Development World Development 62C, pp. 14-29 (forthcoming in September).

Sánchez, M. V., & Vos, R. (Eds.). (2013). Financing Human Development in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, New York, NY: Bloomsbury in association with the United Nations.

Sánchez, M. V., Vos, R., Ganuza, E., Lofgren, E., & Díaz-Bonilla, C. (Eds.). (2010). Public Policies for Human Development. Feasible Financing Strategies for Achieving MDGs in Latin America and the Caribbean, London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Scintee, Silvia Gabriela and Adriana Galan 2005. Public Health Strategies: A Tool for Regional Development. Hans Jacobs Publishing Company.

Sumner, Andrew and Thomas Lawo (2010). The MDGs and Beyond: Pro-Poor Policy in a Changing World. European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI). Policy paper, March 2010.

Swinkels, Rob and CarrieTurk 2003. Strategic Planning for Poverty Reduction in Vietnam: Progress and Challenges for Meeting the Localized Millennium Development Goals. Policy Research Working Papers. World Bank. January.

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MDG frameworks and environmental sustainability

Clemens, M., Kenny, C., Moss, T., The trouble with the MDGs: confronting expectations of aid and development success, Word Dev 35(5), 735–751, 2007

Ekins P., Keppo I., Skea J., Strachan N., Usher W. and Anandarajah G. The UK Energy System in 2050: Comparing Low-Carbon Resilient Scenarios. UKERC Research Report RR/ESY/2013/001, UKERC, London. 2013.

Friedman, Howard Steven. 2013. “Causal Inference and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs): Assessing Whether There Was an Acceleration in MDG Development Indicators Following the MDG Declaration”. MPRA Paper. Available from: http://mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de/48793/.

Fukuda-Parr, S., Reducing inequality – the missing MDG: a content review of PRSPs and bilateral donor policy statements, IDS Bulletin 41(1), 26-35, 2010

Fukuda-Parr, S., Greenstein, J., How should MDG implementation be measured: faster progress or meeting targets?, IPC-IG Working Paper, 2010

Gore, C., The MDG paradigm, productive capacities and the future of poverty reduction, IDS Bulletin 41(1), 70-78, 2010

Jabbour et al., 2012. Internationally agreed environmental goals: A critical evaluation of progress. Environmental Development, 3, 5-24.

Jolly, R., The MDGs in historical perspective, IDS Bulletin 41(1), 48-50, 2010

Kabeer, N., Can the MDGs provide a pathway to social justice? The challenge of intersecting inequalities, UNDP, 2010

Kenny, C., Sumner, A., More money or more development: what have the MDGs achieved?, CGD Working Paper 278, 2011

Karver, J., Kenny, C., Sumner, A., MDGs 2.0: what goals, targets, and timeframe?, CGD Working Paper 297, 2012

Langford, M., A poverty of rights: six ways to fix the MDGs, IDS Bulletin 41(1), 83-91, 2010

Lay, J., MDG achievements, determinants, and resource needs: What has been learnt?, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5320, 2010

Manning, R., Using indicators to encourage development: lessons from the Millennium Development Goals, DIIS Report, 2009

Manning, R., The impact and design of the MDGs: some reflections, IDS Bulletin 41(1), 6-14, 2010

Rippin, Nicole. 2013. “Progress, Prospects and Lessons from the MDGs.” Available from: http://www.post2015hlp.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Rippin_Progress-Prospects-and-Lessons-from-the-MDGs.pdf.

Solheim, E., Climate, conflict and capital: critical issues for the MDGs and beyond 2015, IDS Bulletin 41(1), 100-103, 2010

UN, Stockholm Declaration 1972 – United Nations Conference on the Human Environment. Available from: http://www.unep.org/Documents.Multilingual/Default.Print.asp?DocumentID=97&ArticleID=1503

UN, Stockholm Recommendations and Action Plan 1972. Available from: http://www.unep.org/Documents.multilingual/Default.asp?DocumentID=97&ArticleID=1506&l=en

http://www.unep.org/Documents.multilingual/Default.asp?DocumentID=97&ArticleID=1512&l=en

UN, Report of the World Commission on Environment and Development: Our Common Future. Available from:

http://conspect.nl/pdf/Our_Common_Future-Brundtland_Report_1987.pdf

UN, Rio Declaration on Environment and Development 1992. Available from: http://www.jus.uio.no/lm/environmental.development.rio.declaration.1992/portrait.a4.pdf

UN, Agenda 21 – United Nations Conference on Environment and Development 1992. Available from: http://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/content/documents/Agenda21.pdf

UN, The Millennium Development Goals Report 2014 (and previous years)

UNDG (2010) Thematic Paper on MDG 7: Environmental Sustainability.

UNECA, The MDG Report 2013: Assessing Progress in Africa Toward the Millennium Development Goals

UN, The Arab Millennium Development Goals Report 2013

UNESCAP, Accelerating Equitable Achievement of the MDGs: Closing the Gaps in Health and Nutrition in Asia and the Pacific, 2013

UNECE, Report on Achieving the MDGs in Europe and Central Asia 2012

UNECLAC, Achieving the Millennium Development Goals with equality in Latin America and the Caribbean: Progress and challenges, 2010

+ National MDG reports (Brazil, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Indonesia, etc.). Available from: http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/librarypage/mdg/mdg-reports/

Vandemoortele, J., Advancing the global development agenda post-2015: some thoughts, ideas and practical suggestions, Background paper for the UN System Task Team on the Post-2015 UN Development Agenda, 2012

World Bank, Turn down the heat: why a 4°C warmer world must be avoided, World Bank Report, 2012

Williams, James H., et al. “The technology path to deep greenhouse gas emissions cuts by 2050: the pivotal role of electricity.” Science 335.6064: 53-59. 2012.

UNDG (2010) MDG Good Practices: MDG7 Environmental Sustainability.

UNEP (2012) Global Environment Outlook: Environment for the future we want.

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Lessons for a global partnership for implementation of post-2015 development agenda

Alonso, Jose Antonio, Jonathan Glennie, and Andy Sumner. 2014. “Recipients and Contributors: Middle Income Countries and the Future of Development Cooperation.” DESA Working Paper 135 (July). http://www.un.org/esa/desa/papers/2014/wp135_2014.pdf.

Asian Development Bank: their ninth “Asia-Pacific Regional MDG Report” to be launched in 2015 will consolidate ideas from the region on development partnerships and offer insights to strengthen the successor to Goal 8. (http://www.adb.org/news/op-ed/asia-pacific-post-2015-priorities-mdg8-and-global-partnerships)

Bruce Jenks and Bruce Jones (2013), United Nations Development at a Crossroads, NYU Center on International Cooperation, August.

Committee for Development Policy (2014), Global Governance and Global Rules for Development in the Post-2015 Era, Policy Note, United Nations Pubns, June.

DCF publications: http://www.un.org/en/ecosoc/dcf/index.shtml

Documents of the High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, including:

HLPF TST issues briefs, including “Means of Implementation; Global Partnership for Achieving Sustainable Development.” 2014. HLPF TST Issues Brief.

Kenny, Charles, and Sarah Dykstra. 2013. “The Global Partnership for Development: A Review of MDG 8 and Proposals for the Post-2015 Development Agenda.” Background Research Paper for the Report of the High Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, May.

MDG Gap Reports (2012, 2013, 2014) and country case studies (Bangladesh, Bolivia, Cambodia, Uganda)

OWG for Sustainable Development

Rippin, Nicole. 2013. “Progress, Prospects and Lessons from the MDGs.” Background Research Paper for the Report of the High Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, May.

UN System Task Team on the Post-2015 UN Development Agenda 2013. Statistics and indicators for the post-2015 development agenda, July.

UN System Task Team on the Post-2015 UN Development Agenda. 2013. A Renewed Global Partnership for Development.

UN System Task Team Thematic Think Pieces

United Nations. 2013. A New Global Partnership: Eradicate Poverty and Transform Economies Through Sustainable Development. The Report of the High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

Weiss, Thomas G., Ramesh Thakur and John Gerard Ruggie. 2010. Global Governance and the UN: An Unfinished Journey, Bloomington, Indiana University Press, April.

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