[Comment] Measuring the SDGs: a two-track solution
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) expire in 2015 and substantial effort is being put into the negotiation of a new set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDG agenda is broader and goes further than that of the MDGs, and critics claim that it is unmeasurable and unmanageable. On the positive side, the consultation process has been far more inclusive and credible than for the MDGs. The resultant Open Working Group (OWG) proposal provides a global agenda for action that is relevant to all nations.