International Development Agendas

International Development Agendas

DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-1916-5.ch001


The chapter presents the international development agendas: the agenda 2030 on Sustainable Development Goals (SGD) and related development initiatives: The Word Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), the Global Land Tools, and the Global Geospatial Information Management (GGIM). It highlights the data needs for planning public policies in the context of the agenda 2030, as the countries are expected to align their planning activities and sectoral strategies with the SGD and others development agendas.
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The Millennium Development Goals Achievements

The millennium development goals have targeted eight key areas – poverty, education, gender equality, child mortality, maternal health, disease, the environment and global partnership. Each goal is supported by 21 specific targets and more than 60 indicators. The report (United Nations, 2015)n what has been achieved on some of the targets within each goal

MDG 1: Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger

The target of reducing extreme poverty rates – people living on just $1.25 a day – by half was met five years ahead of the 2015 deadline. Globally the number of people living in extreme poverty has fallen from 1.9 billion in 1990 to 836 million in 2015.

However, target of halving the proportion of people suffering from hunger has narrowly been missed. The proportion of undernourished people in the developing regions has fallen from 23.3 per cent in 1990 to 12.9 per cent in 2014.

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