Key Concepts in Development Geography is a new kind of textbook that forms part of an innovative set of companion texts for the human geography sub-disciplines. Organized around 20 short essays, Key Concepts in Development Geography is an introductory text that provides students with the core concepts that form contemporary research and ideas within the development geography discipline. Written in a clear and transparent style, the book includes: An introductory chapter providing a succinct overview of the recent developments in the field; Over 20 key concept entries that provide comprehensive definitions, explanations and evolutions of the subject; Excellent pedagogy to enhance students' understanding including a glossary, figures, diagrams, and further reading
Organized around five of the most important areas of concern, the book covers: the meanings and measurement of development; its theory and practice; work, employment and development; people, culture and development; and contemporary issues in development. The perfect companion for undergraduates and graduate students pursuing geography degrees, the book is a timely look at the pressingly important field of international development studies today.
Chapter 1.5: The Millennium Development Goals: Targeting Development
The Millennium Development Goals: Targeting Development
The Origins and Nature of the Millennium Development Goals
In Chapter 1.2 it was noted that what are referred to as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) can be regarded as representing a hands-on approach to monitoring global and regional development targets that have been promoted since 2000. The goals aim to map out what needs to be done in order to work towards a more equal world at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Thus, reflecting the enormous magnitude of the inequalities that characterize the contemporary world, the intention to do something about it exists in the form of an agreed international set of development targets – the Millennium Development Goals – to which the ...