The MDGs in Myanmar : relevant or redundant?

Ware, Anthony 2011, The MDGs in Myanmar : relevant or redundant?, Journal of the Asia Pacific economy, vol. 16, no. 4, pp. 579-596, doi: 10.1080/13547860.2011.610889.

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Title The MDGs in Myanmar : relevant or redundant?
Author(s) Ware, AnthonyORCID iD for Ware, Anthony orcid.org/0000-0002-3203-5908
Journal name Journal of the Asia Pacific economy
Volume number 16
Issue number 4
Start page 579
End page 596
Total pages 18
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Essex, England
Publication date 2011-11
ISSN 1354-7860
1469-9648
Keyword(s) Myanmar
MDGs
sanctions
targeting goals
Summary MyanmarMyanmar is a developing country with significant humanitarian needs. It is therefore a country for which achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) should be a high priority. While exact data are difficult to obtain, Myanmar is performing poorly across most of the MDG targets. This is partly an unintended but direct consequence of the international sanctions and concomitant reduced aid flows into Myanmar. Myanmar receives the lowest level of aid per person of any of the 50 Least Developed Countries, raising the very direct question of whether the MDGs are relevant or achievable in Myanmar. Failure to achieve the MDGs could have serious implications in 2015 on future international funding and on reform programmes in the country. This paper considers how the political goals of the international community negatively impact upon the ability to achieve the MDGs and proposes a way forward by increasing aid and by tailoring theMDGs to theMyanmar context, as several regional neighbours have done.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/13547860.2011.610889
Field of Research 160505 Economic Development Policy
Socio Economic Objective 940302 International Aid and Development
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2011
Copyright notice ©2011, Taylor & Francis
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