A UN Summit in September will review progress towards the Millennium Development Goals. It will find that they are not going to be met by 2015 as planned. But rather than push for an 'MDG Rescue Plan' as some are proposing, it is time to ask some hard questions about how societies change, and what we really mean by 'development'. This report proposes a new model for defining and measuring development progress, and makes practical recommendations about how aid can become more effective in promoting, supporting and enabling human progress, especially in so-called fragile states.
- Author(s):Phil Vernon
- Date:September 2010