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MDG3-ch5.qxd 31/8/05 10:01 am Page 99 99 5 Meeting the MDGs in urban areas: the forgotten role of local organizations
Document begins: MDG3-ch5.qxd 31/8/05 10:01 am Page 99 99 5 Meeting the MDGs in urban areas: the forgotten role of local organizations(1) David Satterthwaite(2) I. INTRODUCTION Most of the unmet needs that the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) identify and seek to address are a result of limitations or failures of local organizations. Thus, meeting most of the MDGs in urban areas depends on much-improved performance by local organizations including government agencies, NGOs and community-based organizations and, in many places, private enterprises. A large part of this improved 1. This draws on two previously published works: Satterthwaite, David (2005), "Meeting the MDGs in urban areas; the forgotten role of local organizations", Journal of International Affairs Vol 58, No 2, pages 87-112; and Hasan, Arif, Sheela Patel and David Satterthwaite (2005), "Editorial: How to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in urban areas", Environment and Urbanization Vol 17, No 1, pages 319. 2. David Satterthwaite is a Senior Fellow at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) in London. MDG3-ch5.qxd 31/8/05 10:01 am Page 100 100 performance is addressing the needs and priorities of those who lack good provision for water, sanitation, health care (and essential drugs), schools, secure homes and ...