Invaluable lessons from MDGs for local development

Botswana takes forward invaluable lessons in goal setting and synergising aspirations from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which make way for the new Sustainable Development Goals, end of this year.

A senior official in the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MoFDP) said this at the Botswana Coalition on Sustainable Development Goals stakeholder interaction on the SDGs on Monday.

Director of population and development coordination in the finance ministry, Lesego Chalashika said though a top-down approach was not inclusive, the MDGs have taught Botswana the significance of setting goals as well as coming up with targets and indicators to guide the developmental roadmap.

Editor's Comment
Implement the recommendations Mr. President

The nation is eagerly awaiting this report to have a glimpse of what the recommendations are like, possibly for further debate. Mr. President, it’s our ardent hope that true to your promises, the public will have an opportunity to peruse the report and see if it reflects their interests as the Commission went around the length and breadth of the country collecting views of the people with some choosing to write to the Commission’s...

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