Post 2015: business as usual or bending the arc of history? | ActionAid UK

Post 2015: business as usual or bending the arc of history?

As we approach the 2015 deadline for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), discussions about what should follow them offer a historic opportunity to rethink global development.

Executive summary

The post-2015 agenda clearly needs to tackle the unfinished business of the MDGs – including ending extreme poverty and attaining universal primary education. But it also needs to be much more ambitious, being crafted in a world in which the prospects for many of the poor and vulnerable men and women are actually worsening, and inequality within countries is widening.

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