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International agreements on social development do make a difference

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March, 2016

The social development agenda has been included in international discussions for a long time, marked by the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) replaced now by Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The deadline of the MDGs were not kept, bringing about criticism that international agreements, with its non-binding nature, are not effective in prompting actions for social development.

Moizza Sarwar, Research Officer at the Overseas Development Institute, argues otherwise; in fact, as much as national projects and priorities may slower the process, international agreements do assist national governments in achieving such goals which was exemplified through the relationship between international donors and partners.

Read full article and key points from the author: http://deliver2030.org/?p=6762

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