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Key Processes that will
  shape Development in
     Future and their
implications for an MDG-
       plus Agenda

        ...
Background
   MDGs are selection of eight goals encapsulating
    various targets and indicators

   MDGs targets have g...
MDGs & the Development
Agenda
   Have given weight and positive responses to
    poverty reduction strategies

   Have m...
MDGs and Dev. (cont…)
Governments have managed to develop
standardized responses in evaluating effectiveness
of their dev...
MDGs and Dev. (cont…)
   The AU Commission has been mandated, in
    collaboration with the ECA, AfDB, NEPAD and
    RECs...
MDGs and Dev. (cont…)
   The steering group, chaired by the UN Secretary
    General, comprises the ADB, the AU & the EU
...
A future MDG Plus
Dispensation
 Demands by new actors like Brazil, India, China, South
    Africa and Venezuela to move t...
A future MDG Plus
              Dispensation
   At state levels how can a global political
    agreement be reached that ...
Conclusions
   We need to assess the current state and processes
    of MDGs implementation efforts taking into
    accou...
Conclusions (cont…)
   Universal indicators will continue to be
    important but only if they are buttressed by
    inpu...
Conclusions (cont…)
   While policies from international aid agencies
    will continue to be dominant, more public
    i...
Thank You!



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Key Processes that will shape Development in Future and their implications for an MDG-plus Agenda

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Presentation by Alfred G. Nhema (PADEC) during the High Level Policy Forum - After 2015: Promoting Pro-poor Policy after the MDGs - Brussels, 23 June 2009 - http://www.bit.ly/after2015

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Key Processes that will shape Development in Future and their implications for an MDG-plus Agenda

  1. 1. Key Processes that will shape Development in Future and their implications for an MDG- plus Agenda Alfred G. Nhema Chief Executive Officer, Pan African Development Center (PADEC)
  2. 2. Background  MDGs are selection of eight goals encapsulating various targets and indicators  MDGs targets have galvanized developing countries into action and in general countries have scaled up monitoring processes aimed at meeting the set MDGs  It is commonplace to state that Africa is one continent that has the most challenges in terms of political instability and high levels of poverty  The tension between state building, development and democracy and how that has slowed down the implementation of MDGs needs a serious review 2
  3. 3. MDGs & the Development Agenda  Have given weight and positive responses to poverty reduction strategies  Have made governments more focused and targeted  Have given impetus to a more acceptable universal definition of development 3
  4. 4. MDGs and Dev. (cont…) Governments have managed to develop standardized responses in evaluating effectiveness of their development strategies  For donors, commitment to addressing MDGs has become a central focus  In the case of Africa, the Fifth Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union in Sirte, Libya, July 2005, adopted a Common Position on the Review of the MDGs and the Millennium Declaration. 4
  5. 5. MDGs and Dev. (cont…)  The AU Commission has been mandated, in collaboration with the ECA, AfDB, NEPAD and RECs to monitor the implementation of the MDGs and reflections are expected to be presented at annual AU Assembly meetings.  At the G8 Summit on 11 September 2007, The UN Secretary General established the MDG Africa Steering and working groups to support the implementation of commitments toward achieving the MDGs. 5 5
  6. 6. MDGs and Dev. (cont…)  The steering group, chaired by the UN Secretary General, comprises the ADB, the AU & the EU Commissions, the IMF, the Islamic Development Bank, the UN development group and the WB.  It is apparent that there is a high level of Commitment to the MDGs  While there has been challenges in meeting the MDGs, in general, a continent like Africa has experienced improvements in the political and economic environments, a crucial pre-condition for achieving the MDGs. 6 
  7. 7. A future MDG Plus Dispensation  Demands by new actors like Brazil, India, China, South Africa and Venezuela to move the whole development agenda from national to nuanced global challenges  How will the aid architecture deal with new threats, opportunities and challenges?  New important linkages between climate change, environmental concerns and how these impact on good governance and democracy promotion  Other challenges involve greenhouse emissions, declining agricultural productivity, desertification, energy and food security and how these issues relate to the whole development agenda 7
  8. 8. A future MDG Plus Dispensation  At state levels how can a global political agreement be reached that allows countries to monitor each other’s commitment to good governance and sound economic management which are strong foundations for development?  A combination of the current MDGs and more locally defined specific measures and indicators would be ideal  Timelines are important and should be maintained and should be supported by concrete 8
  9. 9. Conclusions  We need to assess the current state and processes of MDGs implementation efforts taking into account local, regional and international dimensions  How can countries in Africa learn from the experiences of other regions in the South and indeed the North?  Future scenarios require that we do a systematic evaluation of how the various efforts aimed at meeting the development agenda will holistically address issues of inequality, poverty, social justice, basic human rights and the well-being9
  10. 10. Conclusions (cont…)  Universal indicators will continue to be important but only if they are buttressed by inputs from locally defined measures.  There will be a need to explore the appropriate policy framework and conditions conducive to democratic governance and sustainable development at the economic, social and cultural levels based on the realities on the continent  Provide policy makers and development practitioners with options for enhancing policy measures aimed at tackling development challenges facing developing societies from a 10 bottom up approach
  11. 11. Conclusions (cont…)  While policies from international aid agencies will continue to be dominant, more public involvement from the target populations will have to be sought and encouraged. 11
  12. 12. Thank You! 12

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