10 Sep 2015
By Degol Hailu, Senior Advisor, UNDP
The methodology used to measure MDG progress underestimated the relative good performance made by the least developed countries, particularly Sub-Saharan African countries. Photo: UNDP Burkina Faso
At the upcoming United Nations Summit, member states will reach an agreement on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Development practitioners will then engage in monitoring the achievements of the goals and targets. As was the case with the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), country, regional and global level progress reports are likely to proliferate.
Just to recall, MDG monitoring reports were not free from criticism …