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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon tests a communal water pump at Mwandama Millennium Village, Malawi, May 30, 2010 (U.N. photo by Evan Schneider).

Putting Need Before Geopolitics on Post-MDG Development Agenda

Monday, April 13, 2015

Editor’s note: Guest columnist Sarah Hearn is filling in for Richard Gowan, who is on vacation this week.

At the end of March, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) launched a new report about international aid and development, co-authored by myself and several colleagues at New York University’s Center for International Cooperation. The report, titled “States of Fragility 2015: Meeting Post-2015 Ambitions,” comes ahead of the United Nations Summit on the Post-2015 Development Agenda in September this year, which will adopt a new set of global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) when they expire. ...

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