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Response to Amir Attaran

John W. McArthur; Jeffrey D. Sachs; Guido Schmidt-Traub

Title:
Response to Amir Attaran
Author(s):
McArthur, John W.
Sachs, Jeffrey D.
Schmidt-Traub, Guido
Date:
Type:
Articles
Department:
Earth Institute
Volume:
2
Permanent URL:
Book/Journal Title:
PLoS Medicine
Abstract:
Amir Attaran's Policy Forum raises important points on the poor quality of data for some indicators used to measure progress on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), but, sadly, uses these findings to draw the wrong conclusions. The evidence he presents on a small number of indicators is partial, and does not justify his conclusion that the MDGs might become a liability and are doomed to fail. Quite the opposite is the case.
Subject(s):
Economics
Publisher DOI:
10.1371/journal.pmed.0020379
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