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Accelerating progress on the MDGs country priorities for improving performance

Source(s):  Institute of Development Studies (IDS)

This report is about learning from country experience in implementing the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). It advances a set of performance priorities that are clearly identified from global development experience. Among the six country priorities identified is "Resilience - protecting the most vulnerable, adapting to change", which aims to adopt an effective and inclusive approach to social protection, prioritize sustainable development, and promote adaptation to climate change.

It also considers the existence of strong international and/or regional frameworks that promote global partnerships, concerted and coordinated action and cooperation, as well as fostering policy coherence with related and relevant frameworks including those on disaster risk reduction, as part of the Country Priorities on Environmental Sustainability. It asserts that these priorities highlight specific approaches and types of action needed to accelerate progress on the MDGs, and embrace the work of all development stakeholders but are most concerned with actions at country and field level.

The report is part of preparations for the September 2010 high-level plenary meeting of the General Assembly. The collective purpose of these preparations is to bring together all stakeholders to help world leaders gathering at the Summit to review progress, identify gaps, and commit to a concrete action agenda to achieve the MDGs. The report was written for the United Nations Development Group’s (UNDG) Task Force on the MDGs and is based on the five thematic papers prepared for the Task Force and a peer review workshop held in February 2010.



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  • Accelerating progress on the MDGs country priorities for improving performance
  • Publication date 2010
  • Author(s) Greeley, Martin
  • Number of pages 18 p.

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