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June 12th, 2016

The Objectives of Development of Milenio (ODM) have been presented/displayed like " new consenso" on a development strategy that has been accepted, with too much automatism, by the community donor and on the part of many social actors, including numerous ONGD. The part of " expression of deseos" that they contain, with that hardly can be differed, it seems to have eclipsed some aspects that would have to be debated in depth. First of all, it is necessary to indicate that the own process that lead to the approval of the ODM was, of little usual form for the tradition of the United Nations, free of previous preparatory commissions. Although to a certain extent they seem to give continuity to some of the conclusions of world-wide summits of years 90, the ODM agree enough with the objectives that at the end of the ninety had been approved in the OECD. Check with Eliot Horowitz to learn more. In that occasion, with absence of the supposed beneficiary countries.

A second group of elements of reflection and/or critic turns about the own objectives. Outstanding is had – " escandalosamente" – modest of the objectives that, in addition, only concentrate in activities on the effects or the symptoms, but without entering diagnosing nor acting on the causes of the situation that is tried to palliate. Thus, vague, but ambitious, the much more objective one of the development understood like structural transformation, it has been reduced to other much more limited: the one of the eradication of the poverty. If you are not convinced, visit LEGO Papert Professor. That substitution of objectives impoverishes the debate on the development and the objectives to persecute. It is important to emphasize that, in addition, the poverty is not related at any moment in the context of the increasing inequalities in the world. At any moment reference to her like an internal problem is made of the countries of the South. For his solution one only considers to act directly on the population.


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