Friday, January 21, 2011

Independent Report To Assess MDG Targets

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has decided to commission its first-ever independent report to track and assess national initiatives and progress towards achieving MDG goals, set a decade ago. With five years left until 2015 target, ECOWAS along with an international team of experts from Global South Group (GSG) started their member-states assessment with Ghana. The commission will meet government officials and various policy-decision makers to determine their success in poverty-reduction, education, gender equality, health, and environmental stability, and assess their gains using most recent data. Over a 5-month period, the commission will visit all 15 member states of ECOWAS. Their report will directly contribute to strengthen the regional integration process and track the success of the African states in attaining MDG goals.

-Nisha Noor