Consequential Omissions: How Demography Shapes Development

April 24, 2015 • Daily Email Recap

Consequential Omissions: How Demography Shapes Development

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If you were on a mission to improve the plight of humankind, no less, would you care about how many people are living, where they are and how old they are? You probably would, for it would obviously make it easier for you to estimate the challenge you face. However, the international community did not.

In 2000, the international community formulated the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which guided development policies over the last 15 years. Between 1990, the most common base year, and 2015, the common target year, these goals have sought to cut the proportion of people living in extreme poverty by half, reduce the number of slum dwellers, and ensure universal primary education, among other things. The world as a whole has achieved most of the associated targets, and even the world’s Least Developed Countries have in many cases made remarkable progress.

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