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Revista de Economía Mundial 2011, 27

Autor: Carlos Oya



Revista de Economía Mundial ISSN: 1576-0162 Sociedad de Economía Mundial España Oya, Carlos AFRICA AND THE MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS (MDGS): WHATS RIGHT, WHATS WRONG AND WHATS MISSING. Revista de Economía Mundial, núm.
27, 2011, pp.
19-33 Sociedad de Economía Mundial Huelva, España Available in: How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative issn: 1576-0162 Africa and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs): What’s Right, What’s Wrong and What’s Missing. África y los Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio (ODM): Aciertos, Errores y Olvidos. Carlos Oya School of Oriental and African Studies, London Abstract. The deadline of 2015 for the MDGs is getting dangerously close.
It is well known that most African countries will not meet most MDGs set out in 2000 as an ambitious plan to achieve fast socio-economic progress in developing countries.
This article introduces a special issue to the problematic of MDGs in Africa, progress achieved, challenges and what is missing from the MDG agenda.
The article provides an overview of the situation with regards to the MDGs, with particular emphasis on the objective of reducing poverty, which is highly associated with the other MDGs.
It is shown that the record in poverty reduction has been generally disappointing.
Besides, the poverty reduction agenda has contributed to the fall of “grand narratives” of development and the demise of the idea of “development” as understood in the traditions of old development economics and political economy of development.
The New Poverty and the MDG agendas have been relatively successful in garnering support to increase international assistance for basic nee...

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