Revisiting the MDGs in an African Perspective: Lessons for the Sustainable Development Goals

  • Olumayokun Soremekun
  • Banji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka


Fifteen years have elapsed since the declaration of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by the United Nations (UN) in September 2000. The MDGs were signed by leaders of 189 countries, and since 2002 have represented the policy of 192 UN member states. The declaration also set out a number of specific targets that were expected to be met by 2015. Therefore, as a basis for a more detailed structure of the MDGs, 8 goals, 18 targets, and 48 indicators were constructed to constitute the MDGs’ framework. Following the UN summit in 2005, this framework was updated to incorporate 20 targets and 60 indicators.


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