Millennium Development Goals
the millennium development goals (mdgs) were eight
each goal had specific targets, and dates for achieving those targets. the 8 goals were measured by 21 targets. to accelerate progress, the
interventions evaluated include (1) improvements required to meet the millennium development goals (mdg) for water supply (by halving by 2015 the proportion of those without access to safe drinking water), (2) meet the water mdg plus halving by 2015 the proportion of those without access to adequate sanitation, (3) increasing access to improved water and sanitation for everyone, (4) providing disinfection at point-of-use over and above increasing access to improved water supply and sanitation (5) providing regulated piped water supply in house and sewage connection with partial sewerage for everyone (hutton, g. evaluation of the cost and benefits of water and sanitation improvements at the global level, 2004 who-geneva)
critics of the mdgs complained of a lack of analysis and justification behind the chosen objectives, and the difficulty or lack of measurements for some goals and uneven progress, among others. although developed countries' aid for achieving the mdgs rose during the challenge period, more than half went for debt relief and much of the remainder going towards
as of 2013, progress towards the goals was uneven. some countries achieved many goals, while others were not on track to realize any. a un conference in september 2010 reviewed progress to date and adopted a global plan to achieve the eight goals by their target date. new commitments targeted women's and children's health, and new initiatives in the worldwide battle against poverty, hunger and disease.
among the non-governmental organizations assisting were the united nations millennium campaign, the millennium promise alliance, inc., the global poverty project, the