SOAS University of London

Centre for Development, Environment and Policy (CeDEP)

MDG Post 2015: A Cross-sectoral Analysis and Principles for Goal Setting Post-2015

Staff member(s)


Ongoing research emerging from long term interests in poverty reduction.


Associated CeDEP research

  • FPSD: Food Prices Impacts and Sustainable Development Indicators

Objectives and scope

Initial work under this theme involved preparation for The Lancet of an interdisciplinary and intersectoral review of the strengths and weaknesses of the MDGs and the development of principles for the design of any post 2015 International Development Targets. Subsequent work has involved further consideration of lessons from MDG implementation in the education and agricultural sectors (Untgerhalter and Dorward, 2013), the development of possible sustainable development targets for agriculture (Dorward, 2013), and submission of evidence to the UK Parliamentary International Development Committee Inquiry into the Post 2015 development goals. COLIN, anything else here eg recent LIDC conference?


  • Dorward, A.R. (2013) Agricultural labour productivity, food prices and sustainable development impacts and indicators. Food Policy 39(0): 40-50. Downloadable (open access) at
  • Dorward, A.R, Unterhalter, E and Waage, J. (2012) Submission to International Development Committee: Post 2015 development goals
  • Unterhalter, E and Dorward, A.R. (2013) New MDGs, Development Concepts, Principles and Challenges in a post-2015 World. Social Indicators Research
  • Waage, J., R. Banerji, O. Campbell, E. Chirwa, G. Collender, V. Dieltiens, A. Dorward, P. Godfrey-Faussett, P. Hanvoravongchai, G. Kingdon, A. Little, A. Mills, K. Mulholland, A. Mwinga, A. North, W. Patcharanarumol, C. Poulton, V. Tangcharoensathien and E. Unterhalter. (2010) "The Millennium Development Goals: a cross-sectoral analysis and principles for goal setting after 2015." The Lancet 376(9745): 991 - 1023.(The Lancet Commissions.DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(10)61196-8.

Andrew Dorward presentation of oral evidence to International Development Committee inquiry on Post 2015 development goals, 23 October 2012


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