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MDG3-ch1.qxd 31/8/05 9:41 am Page 1 1 1 Introduction: why local organizations are central to meeting the MDGs
Document begins: MDG3-ch1.qxd 31/8/05 9:41 am Page 1 1 1 Introduction: why local organizations are central to meeting the MDGs David Satterthwaite(1) I. OVERVIEW Measures to meet most of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have to be intensely local or have strong local components because, to succeed, they have to change outcomes in each particular locality, especially for those with the least income and assets. Most of the MDGs are about improved outcomes for individuals and households food security, adequate incomes, access to schools and health care, secure homes with adequate provision for water and sanitation, 1. David Satterthwaite is a Senior Fellow at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) in London. He was also a member of the Millennium Project Taskforce on Improving the Lives of Slum Dwellers, and this chapter draws on discussions within this Taskforce. This chapter also benefited from comments and suggestions from Camilla Toulmin and Dilys Roe. MDG3-ch1.qxd 31/8/05 9:41 am Page 2 2 protection from and treatment for life-threatening diseases. This requires tens of thousands of more effective local organizations to provide the relevant services and to increase local capacity to cope with social and Chapter 1 environmental change. These ...