Marching Towards Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Indian Context
9 Pages Posted: 14 Nov 2017
Date Written: November 11, 2017
International development agenda has been actively led by the United Nations (UN) and its technical agencies and funds from their inception in the late 1940s. The MDGs generated new and innovative partnerships, galvanized public opinion, and showed the immense value of setting ambitious goals. India has made a substantial improvement in MDGs but the progress is mixed. The momentum created by MDGs in India needs to be sustained with focus on completing the unfinished task of MDGs. India-specific goals, targets, and indicators along with the roadmap to achieve these should be drawn up by the concerned ministry and states and union territories (UTs). There is a need to improve accountability from international level to local level. The next 15 years is likely to see unprecedented mobilization of resources and efforts to make the world a better place to live for "we the people", especially the marginalized and disadvantaged groups. The present paper makes inquiry and analysis the adoption of MDGs to SDGs in line of the unfinished targets of MDGs.
Keywords: MDGs, Sustainable Development Goals
JEL Classification: O10, O20, Q01
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