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From MDGs to SDGs: Does it Matter? Will it Matter for African Countries?

In the last 15 years, so much has been said, done and undone about the notorious Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). They are the eight goals globally agreed upon in the year 2000, with the target year of achievement being 2015. 975 more words


Why are Sri Lankan women falling behind in gender development when it comes to politics and labour participation?

As the U.N.’s The Millennium Development Goals  (MDGs) move towards their aimed deadline in December 2015, Sri Lanka has transformed from lower to middle income status and successfully fought poverty and hunger. 740 more words

Human Rights

Ethiopia rising: A bright spot in sub-Saharan Africa

. by Elliot Kratt , November 10, 2015  

Ethiopia’s economic growth is likely to continue on a positive trajectory. Significant foreign investment is flooding into the country, yet political dynamics pose reputational risks for investors. 898 more words


WAGGGS Global Action Challenges

girls worldwide say “together we can change our world”

If your girls have enjoyed the WAGGGS Thinking Day challenges based around the eight Millennium Development Goals, why not take it a step further with the Global Action Theme (GAT) badges.  

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With the growing global emphasis on country-led initiatives, are we on the brink of a new alignment?

Alfred Hannig

When the United Nations launched the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in 2000 they were celebrated for including specific goals and targets to reach by 2015, including the eradication of poverty on earth. 1,147 more words

Measuring Financial Inclusion

Understanding context in Paraguay to promote gender equality

Yesterday we held a Paris launch for our new report: Gender and EFA 2000-2015: Achievements and challenges. It was well attended by Ministers of Education from Niger, Paraguay, Morocco and Sweden, by the US Ambassador to UNESCO and the Director General, Irina Bokova. 757 more words

Out-of-school Children

The power of parity: Advancing women’s equality in India | McKinsey & Company

India has a larger relative economic value at stake from advancing gender equality than any of the ten regions analyzed in a recent McKinsey Global Institute report, The power of parity: How advancing women’s equality can add $12 trillion to global growth. 225 more words