Development Matters: After the Millennium Development Goals: Lessons Learned and Principles for the Future Fri, 2010-09-17 12:05

The Millennium Development Goals are top of the agenda at the UN in New York this month as world leaders try to accelerate patchy progress. Listen to leading health economists Professor Anne Mills, of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Dr Viroj Tangcharoensathien, of the International Health Policy Program, Thailand, discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the goals. They stress the importance of equity, integrated approaches and capacity building in developing countries as they make interdisciplinary recommendations for future goal setting. Both interviewees draw on their contributions to a recent Lancet-LIDC Commission on international development after 2015.