About: Millennium Development Goals

Development Policy 05-06-2018

Everyone gains from investing in the health and gender equality of women and children

Five million women and children die every year from entirely preventable causes. The Global Financing Facility (GFF) supports the 50 countries with the greatest needs by investing in their health systems but that is not enough, writes Mariam Claeson.

Europe leads sustainable development agenda

Sustainability should be integrated as a leitmotif and goal of every policy formulated and implemented, writes Stuart Reigeluth.

Sustainable consumption and Germany’s response

Moving towards a sustainable consumption model cannot rely solely on consumer habits and attitudes: the formulation of policy is where real change will be made. Germany has a golden opportunity to be a pioneer in this area, write Matthias Ruchser and Ingmar Streese.
Development Policy 05-02-2016

SDGs: Not an à la carte menu

How do we translate the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into policy? We need a more coherent and integrated approach, argue Sarah Holzapfel and Heiner Janus.
Development Policy 13-07-2015

The EU in fighting poverty: Trailblazer or penny-pincher?

This week in Addis Ababa, some huge decisions will be made – decisions that will affect the future of millions of people, writes Michael Elliott.
Development Policy 20-04-2015

A new political impetus for the fight against malaria

Past successes should not hide what remains to be done towards complete eradication of malaria, write Maurice Ponga and Cristian Dan Preda.
Development Policy 21-01-2015

‘The Stars are aligned’: Now bring them down to Earth!

Negotiations on a new agenda for sustainable development kicked off in New York on Monday. Diplomats hope to finalise talks in September, write Silke Weinlich and Steffen Bauer
Development Policy 23-09-2014

Has development completely fallen off the EU’s radar?

The nomination of Neven Mimica as European Commissioner for international cooperation and development and Christos Stylianides as European Commissioner for humanitarian aid and crisis management suggests that development cooperation is increasingly falling off the European Union’s radar, whereas in a recent past the Union was at the forefront of the global battle to eradicate poverty.
Development Policy 26-09-2013

Rwanda’s track record on MDGs should inspire others

Rwanda's track record on achieving the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are impressive, with targets met in almost all areas, writes Louis Michel.
Development Policy 11-06-2013

How lack of food security is failing a starving world

Starvation is a symptom of a larger problem involving land, health, power and ecological damage, writes the Guardian, content partner of EURACTIV’s Development Policy section.
Development Policy 23-04-2013

Mobilising against poverty, hunger and inequality

People are losing trust in their leaders. What the bottom half of humanity sees is a new apartheid that divides a global rich and predatory minority from the overwhelming majority’s growing poverty, joblessness and social inequality, writes Jay Naidoo.
Development Policy 08-03-2013

EU must stand up for gender rights in development policy

The biggest battle for the future of international development is the ideological one: deciding whether to make women and men, and their sexual and reproductive health and rights, equal, writes Neil Datta.
Global Europe 02-11-2011

Will EU development agenda deliver on inclusive growth?

The EU's new strategy for the developing world should be good news for the microfinance sector as is fosters the kind of sustainable growth that the EU is looking for, writes Christoph Pausch, executive secretary of the European Microfinance Platform.

Millennium Development Goals: No more broken promises

The EU must be brave and work much harder to deliver on its global development goals, argues UK Labour MEP Michael Cashman, the European Parliament's rapporteur on the Millennium Development Goals, in an exclusive commentary for EURACTIV.