Evaluating the Millenium Development Goals

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In the present study we evaluate the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) as a framework for measuring development and assess how India and its states are doing in terms of the MDGs. The global community and the UN are busy reviewing the Millennium declaration during ten years into the new millennium. There is a race of the nations to attain their MDGs. Many countries around the world are part of this project and making independent assessment of their country situation. The achievement of the MDGs critically depends on India in world. The sheer size of India and its large share in world population contribute a huge proportion to the global burden of poverty, hunger, malnourishment, illiteracy, diseases and gender discriminations among the other human development problems. MDGs aim to erase these problems from the face of the earth. India has large area with different social dimensions and inequity of distribution among economic classes and social groups. Fundamentals to the absolute and relative size of India’s burden of these problems are the challenges. At the sub-national level a complete understanding of the underlying problem in both quantitative and qualitative terms requires extensive analysis (MDGs India Country Report 2010). This chapter presents overview of all these aspects and a synthesis of key findings and conclusions. Introduction First chapter presents general introduction and perspective approach of the study. The chapter begins with consideration of

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