Advantages And Limitations Of Economic Development
Limitations of MDGs
The success of the MDGs across the globe was mixed. While the progress across East Asia and South Asia was remarkable, the Sub Saharan Africa was lagging behind with extreme poverty and very high rate of child and maternal mortality and as such, the Sub Saharan African countries failed to achieve most of the goals (Sachs & McArthur 2005).
The flaw of the MDG framework was that it lacked consultation at the conception to build ownership; it excluded important issues like peace, security, governance and human right. It lacked information on the issues for environmental sustainability, employment and inequality; while it did have targets for poverty reduction but it lacked clarity on addressing the root cause of poverty and other development challenges (UN System Task Team