The Director of the World Centre for Sustainable Development (RIO+ Centre), Rômulo Paes-Sousa, co-authored with Diana Alarcón, Senior Economist at the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) the paper “Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio y la Implementación de Políticas Públicas en América Latina. Enseñanzas para el Debate sobre la Agenda de Desarrollo Post-2015”.
This article is part of the book Políticas sociales en América Latina y el Caribe: Escenarios contemporáneos, inversiones y necesidades (Social Policies in Latin America and the Caribbean. Comtemporary Scenarios, Investment and Needs), published in the beginning of January by the Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO) and sponsored by the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF). The book brings case studies that link the analysis to the accomplishment or not of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Click here to download the book for free.
The objective of the paper produced by Dr. Paes-Sousa and Dr. Alarcón is to make a brief review of the progress made in the Latin America’s countries towards the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the policies that guided this advance. It suggests some lines of action that help keep going poverty reduction policies while responding to the challenges emerging around the concept of sustainable development.