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Charles Kenny: MDGs Have Been "Wildly Successful" (This is Africa)

November 6, 2012

Senior fellow Charles Kenny is featured in an interview on the past and future of the MDGs.

From the article:

Charles Kenny discusses the profound impact of the MDGs on development practice, and the tough choices needed to expand their remit post-2015.

With three years until the conclusion of the Millenium Development Goals, attention is turning to the lessons learned. Charles Kenny, senior fellow at the Centre for Global Development, believes they have been a game changer. “For a document that was an aspirational statement with no legal standing, it has been wildly successful,” he says. “The UN produces a lot of poetic, beautiful and important language every year, but most of it nobody thinks about six months later, let alone 10-plus years later.”

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