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Title:Implementation of the millennium development goals: progresses and challenges in some African countries
Editors:Awortwi, NicholasISNI
Musahara, HermanISNI
City of publisher:Addis Ababa
Publisher:Organisation for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA)
ISBN:9994455826; 9789994455829
Geographic terms:Subsaharan Africa
Subjects:sustainable development
international agreements
government policy
poverty reduction
primary education
women's rights
reproductive health
water supply
informal settlements
Abstract:In September 2000 world leaders from 189 countries gathered at the United Nations General Assembly to consider the challenges of the new millennium. They adopted the Millennium Declaration, which set out a vision for inclusive and sustainable development, broken down into 18 concrete targets and 48 indicators for the period 2000-2015. This book brings together studies on progresses and challenges in the implementation of the MDGs in Lesotho, Kenya, Botswana, Madagascar, Tanzania, Ghana, Uganda and Nigeria. Each country case study focuses on one or more selected goals. The conclusion presents lessons for the post-2015 development agenda. Contents: Introduction: Tracking progress and challenges in implementation of the MDGs in Africa (Nicholas Awortwi); Progress and challenges in eradicating extreme poverty and hunger and combating HIV/AIDS and other diseases in Lesotho (Jotham Dhemba, Simbai Mushonga, and Eltony Mugomeri); Schooling without learning: long-term implications of free primary education for income and welfare inequalities in Kenya (Emmanuel Manyasa); Universal primary education in Botswana: implementation, achievements and challenges (Robert Molebatsi and Kenneth B. Dipholo); The challenges of the implementation of the MDGs in a fragile State: universal primary education and gender equality in Madagascar (Mireille Rabenoro); Achievements, experiences and challenges of implementing the Millennium Development Goals 3 and 6 in the United Republic of Tanzania (Elizabeth M. Msoka); Gender equality and women's empowerment in Botswana: progresses and challenges (Tapologo Maundeni); Scaling up and sustaining gender inclusion through the MDGs in Ghana: MDG-C1 (Ellen Bortei-Doku Aryeetey and George Domfe); Improved maternal health to realise the Millennium Development Goal 5 in Kenya (Benard Mwori Sorre); Governance and management issues in rural safe water supply in Uganda: implications for the realisation of Millennium Development Goal 7C (Asingwire Narathius); In roads in alleviating slum conditions across Nigeria (Lee Pugalis, Bob Giddings and Kelechi Anyigor); Conclusion: successes and challenges of the implementation of the MDGs, with lessons for the post-2015 development agenda (Herman Musahara). [ASC Leiden abstract]