Brave new world: global development goals after 2015

D. Hulme, R. Wilkinson

Research output: Working paper


This paper evaluates the major options for reformulating the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Our purpose is to add weight and direction to emerging thinking on MDG-reformulation in a way that: (i) reaffirms the importance of global efforts to reduce extreme poverty; (ii) overcomes the problems endemic in the existing MDGs; (iii) accelerates the reduction of extreme poverty globally; (iv) builds the foundations of a more comprehensive global development programme; (v) tailors poverty reduction efforts to local conditions and strengthens national-level poverty eradication policies; and (iv) offers a realizable prospect for maintaining momentum in UN development efforts.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages20
Publication statusPublished - May 2012

Publication series

NameBrooks World Poverty Institute Working Paper Series


  • Millennium Development Goals, poverty reduction, global governance, foreign aid, inequality

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Global Development Institute


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