were specific targets to be achieved over specific time frames.
Each of the MDGs
had one or more specific Targets; each Target had one or more Indicators.
These interactions are valuable for the analysis of reality and the prospects for the MDGs
Sources said Pakistan adopted 16 targets and 41 indicators, against which progress towards achieving 8 goals and 34 indicators of the MDGs
is measured for Pakistan.
Looking at the outcome of MDGs
, many feel that it was not wise to leave the MDGs
unfinished and aim for yet another ambitious goalpost SDGs.
Adopted in 2000, the MDGs
-- a set of eight broad objectives aimed primarily at tackling poverty -- have set the tone for international development for the last 15 years.
According to the Open Budget Survey Report of 2015 that I wrote about in my last column, the "weakness" of the MDGs
has been the "absence of sufficient budget information to monitor the investments necessary" for their pursuit, and "to hold government and donor agencies accountable for their results.
In September 2000, 189 countries signed the UN Millennium Declaration to achieve the MDGs
are eight international development goals that were established following the Millennium Summit of the UN in the year 2000.
Sheikh Aftab said that under MDGs
new roads, gas, power and water supply schemes would be started.
They stressed that restoring security and stability would be key to achieving the remaining MDGs
, as well as being ready to achieve new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Evaluations of the current MDGs
he noted were driven more by donor funding and not by national resources.