The papers will be published a special edition of the Journal of Human Development and Capabilities (gated), but there is an ungated version of the synthesis paper.“The synthesis paper is about the most damning thing I’ve read on the MDGs” says Duncan Green in Oxfamblogs of the Power of Numbers research project.
Drafts of the other ‘Power of Numbers’ papers are here, covering income poverty, hunger, education, full employment, gender rights,child mortality, sexual and reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, the City, water and sanitation, and global partnership.
The findings of the Project do not contradict the consensus assessment of the positive effects of the MDGs in highlighting the importance of poverty reduction, and the focus on human well-being as urgent global priorities in the twenty-first century. Nonetheless, the power of numbers inherent in these goals produced multiple indirect and often unintended consequences, which also deserve attention in light of the construction of a post-MDG development agenda.
On September 11-12 Professor Sakiko Fukuda-Parr moderated a session on Women and Global Development at the Women and Girls Rising conference at the Ford Foundation and Roosevelt Institute, a conference convening policy makers, activists and academics to discuss women’s rights, featuring Hilary Clinton, John Podesta, and many others. More information on this exciting conference and access to live webcast here.