Most numerical targets within the framework of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are overly ambitious for the poorest countries when interpreted as country-specic goals. As a consequence, the current system undermines accountability and ownership and jeopardizes the public support the MDGs have drawn in the past. This paper proposes an alternative approach to evaluating progress towards non-income MDGs that allows a sensible appraisal of countries’ performance.
Klasen, S., et S. Lange "Getting Progress Right : Measuring Progress Towards the MDGs Against Historical Trends" Ferdi, Document de travail P60, décembre 2012
Codes JEL : I15 , I18 , I25 , I28 , I32