The MDGs have played a major role in focusing development policy since their original incarnation in the 1990s. Some development agencies, notably DFID, have gone as far as to judge their activities on the contribution to achieving the MDGs. What happens when we no longer have the MDGs? How will we promote pro-poor policy after 2015?
The High-level Policy Forum organised by DFID, ActionAid, DSA, EADI and IDS - in partnership with The Broker- took place on 23 June 2009 in Brussels, Belgium. This background paper was written by Young Lives Policy Manager, Caitlin Porter. It is suggested that the future needs to be about a more holistic understanding of child development, well-being and learning goals, and about a range of innovative models that can be accessed by all.
Background paper for High-level Policy Forum - After 2015: Promoting Pro-poor Policy after the MDGs, 23 June 2009, Residence Palace, Brussels, Belgium. 5 pp.