Countdown 2015 :
The power of citizen action




   Washington DC, 15 April 2010
2000-­‐2009	
  MDG	
  Scorecard..…	
  

•  The	
  single	
  most	
  durable	
  set	
  of	
  global	
  development	
  
   c...
2000-­‐9	
  MDG	
  Scorecard….	
  

•  Over	
  35	
  countries	
  
   have	
  had	
  their	
  debts	
  
   cancelled	
  –	...
MDG	
  Outcomes	
  have	
  been	
  very	
  
                  significant	
  
•  Over	
  400	
  million	
  people	
  come	
...
Many	
  of	
  the	
  poorest	
  countries	
  are	
  on	
  track	
  on	
  
                        several	
  Goals	
  

  ...
Success:	
  where	
  it	
  ma`ers	
  most!
                                            	
  
•  Ghana,	
  Nicaragua	
  cut	...
Success:	
  where	
  it	
  ma`ers	
  most!
                                             	
  
•  U5MR	
  falls	
  by	
  >40...
Why	
  are	
  these	
  countries	
  more	
  on	
  
                        track?   	
  

a.  Leadership	
  from	
  the	
 ...
Why	
  are	
  some	
  countries	
  more	
  on	
  
                      track?   	
  
e.	
  	
  	
  Greater	
  accountabil...
Countdown	
  2015:	
  the	
  obstacle	
  course	
  
•  Financial	
  crisis	
  –	
  separaMng	
  real	
  impact	
  from	
  ...
MDG	
  Achievement	
  –	
  
                 a	
  ma`er	
  of	
  poliMcal	
  choice	
  
•  Total	
  amount	
  given	
  as	...
Citizen action on MDGs needs a second
       wind to build political will
Peoples’	
  MDG	
  Progress	
  Reports	
  
MDG People’s Forums and
  Policy Roundtables
Stand	
  Up	
  Take	
  AcNon	
  for	
  the	
  MDGs	
  




    The global people’s movement for the MDGs is
stronger than ...
 
     UN	
  MDG	
  Review	
  Summit	
  Sept	
  2010:	
  
Agreeing	
  the	
  2010-­‐15	
  Breakthrough	
  AcNon	
  Plan	
 ...
What	
  you	
  can	
  do!
                                          	
  
•  InteracMve	
  Hearings	
  in	
  June	
  
•  Ou...
UN	
  MDG	
  Review	
  Summit:	
       	
  
     Web	
  portal	
  for	
  civil	
  society 	
  




www.un-­‐ngls.org/mdg20...
Salil presentation un millennium campaign april 2010
Salil presentation un millennium campaign april 2010
Salil presentation un millennium campaign april 2010
Salil presentation un millennium campaign april 2010
Salil presentation un millennium campaign april 2010
Salil presentation un millennium campaign april 2010
Salil presentation un millennium campaign april 2010
Salil presentation un millennium campaign april 2010
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The UN Millennium Campaign hosted an interactive panel discussion with over 80 high-level Washington DC civil society participants on Thursday, April 15.

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  1. 1. Countdown 2015 : The power of citizen action Washington DC, 15 April 2010
  2. 2. 2000-­‐2009  MDG  Scorecard..…   •  The  single  most  durable  set  of  global  development   commitments  by  governments  –  withstood  9/11  and   its  a<ermath   •  Provided  a  strong  human  development  and  poverty   focus  to  all  global  processes  –  Monterrey,  Paris,   Accra,  Doha,  G8  and  now  G20   •  Regional  bodies  embrace  MDGs  –  AU,  SAARC,  Asean,     EU     •  Influenced  naMonal  planning  not  only  in  most  poor   countries  but  also  several  middle  income  countries   like  Brazil  and  Indonesia     •  Counterpoint  to  Washington  consensus  
  3. 3. 2000-­‐9  MDG  Scorecard….   •  Over  35  countries   have  had  their  debts   cancelled  –  big   increase  in  poverty-­‐ focussed  public   expenditure   •  Aid  levels  have   steadily  increased  –   30%  higher  than   1992  peak  
  4. 4. MDG  Outcomes  have  been  very   significant   •  Over  400  million  people  come  out  of  poverty  since   2000   •   4  million  fewer  children  die   •  >  30  million  more  children  in  school   •  HIV/AIDS,  30%  reducMon  in  new  infecMons  in  2008   compared  to  1996,  2  m.  receiving  ARVs   •  Big  advances  in  TB,  malaria,  access  to  water   •  63/117  countries  on-­‐track  on  malnutriMon            30  more  than  in  2006   •  Women  MPs  –  11%  in  2000,  18%  in  2009  
  5. 5. Many  of  the  poorest  countries  are  on  track  on   several  Goals   On most individual Goals, over 40 developing countries are on track •  wanda R •  anzania T •  ali M •  ambia Z •  ozambique M •  hana G •  angladesh B •  epal N
  6. 6. Success:  where  it  ma`ers  most!   •  Ghana,  Nicaragua  cut  hunger  by  half  from   1991  to  2004   •  MalnutriMon  rates  cut  from  22%  to  6%  in  NE   Brazil  in  less  than  ten  years,     •  Nigeria  doubles  producMon  and  income  of   farmers  from  2001  to  2007   •  Malawi  goes  from  43%  food  deficit  in  2005  to   53%  food  surplus  in  2007  
  7. 7. Success:  where  it  ma`ers  most!   •  U5MR  falls  by  >40%  in  Malawi,  Mozambique,   Eritrea,    Ethiopia,  Niger,  Bangladesh,  Nepal,   Bolivia  and  Laos   •  Ethiopia  puts  3  million  more  kids  in  school  and   Tanzania  2  million,  doubling  school  enrollment   from  2001  to  2006   •  Honduras  reduced  MMR  by  40%  from  1990  to   2005  
  8. 8. Why  are  these  countries  more  on   track?   a.  Leadership  from  the  top   b.  Global  MDGs  adapted  to  NaMonal  Goals   c.  Clear  Plan,  Policies  &  Strategies   d.  MDGs  prioriMsed  in  the  allocaMon  of   domesMc  and  external  resources  in  the   budget   e.  High  focus  on  improving  delivery   mechanisms  for  the  poor  
  9. 9. Why  are  some  countries  more  on   track?   e.      Greater  accountability  and  transparency  at   all  levels  –  more  ciMzen  engagement   f.  More  media  and  public  debate     g.  InternaMonal  donors  line  up  behind  naMonal   prioriMes  
  10. 10. Countdown  2015:  the  obstacle  course   •  Financial  crisis  –  separaMng  real  impact  from   using  this  as  an  excuse     •  Food  and  Climate  crisis  –  more  acute   •  Governance  and  exclusion  crisis  –  naMonal  and   global;  significant  increase  in  inequality   •  Trade  crisis  –  Doha  impasse  and  new   protecMonism   •  Big  challenges  in  areas  of  conflict,  in  MMR  and   sanitaMon  
  11. 11. MDG  Achievement  –   a  ma`er  of  poliMcal  choice   •  Total  amount  given  as  bail  outs  in  the  last  year  is   esMmated  at  $18  trillion  –  cumulaMve  aid  in  the  last   49  years  is  less  than  $2  tr.   •  Total  spent  on  arms  in  2008  $1.46  trillion  –  aid  was   about  $120  billion   •  Resources  lost  through  corrupMon  by  leaders  of  poor   countries,  o<en  colluding  with  western  governments   and  corporaMons,  and  mindless  wars  could  have   more  than  achieved  MDGs  
  12. 12. Citizen action on MDGs needs a second wind to build political will
  13. 13. Peoples’  MDG  Progress  Reports  
  14. 14. MDG People’s Forums and Policy Roundtables
  15. 15. Stand  Up  Take  AcNon  for  the  MDGs   The global people’s movement for the MDGs is stronger than ever—over 173 million people stood up against poverty and for the MDGs this year, breaking another Guinness World Record!
  16. 16.   UN  MDG  Review  Summit  Sept  2010:   Agreeing  the  2010-­‐15  Breakthrough  AcNon  Plan   •  Accelerate  progress  based  on  what’s  worked  :   This  will  moMvate  governments  and  people   and  create  naMonal  ownership   •  Move  the  ac6on  to  the  local:  Strong  focus  on   poor  and  excluded,  parMcularly  women,   disaggregated  informaMon  and  analysis   •  Get  serious  about  accountability:  From  local   to  naMonal  to  global  
  17. 17. What  you  can  do!   •  InteracMve  Hearings  in  June   •  Outcome  document  negoMaMons:  Apr-­‐June   •  U.S.  Government  Progress  Report/InterAcMon   assessment   •  NaMonal  Government  DelegaMon   •  Obama  AcMon  Plan   •  AcMons  in  the  South  and  globally  incl  G8/G20   •  Stand  Up  for  the  MDGs  –  17-­‐19  Sept  
  18. 18. UN  MDG  Review  Summit:     Web  portal  for  civil  society   www.un-­‐ngls.org/mdg2010  
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