Geographic perspectives on development goals: Constructive engagements and critical perspectives on the MDGs and the SDGs

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Abstract

The successes and failures of the UN Millennium Development Goals and the establishment of a new set of Sustainable Development Goals provide many opportunities for geographic engagement and critical attention. Development goals, in their focus at the national level and on measurable indicators, redirect investment and frame views of the world. They are often difficult to measure and implement and sometimes contradictory. In reviewing the history, progress, and critiques of the UN goals, this article asks what a geographic perspective shares and adds to the debates about development, its measurement, and impact.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)168-185
Number of pages18
JournalDialogues in Human Geography
Volume8
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2018

Keywords

  • Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
  • Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • critical geography
  • development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development

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