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Elements of a strategy for meeting MDG 1

Meeting the targets of MDG 1 is a shared responsibility of rich and poor nations. Strategies for reaching the MDGs must by tailored to individual countries, but certain general elements are critical for success:

1 Criticisms often include the fact that strategies: i) underestimate the importance of investment in such sectors as agriculture; ii) fail to make the connection between poverty hunger, agriculture and economic growth; iii) do not provide for adequate inclusion of social targets; iv) do not ensure sufficient participation by the private sector or consultation with vulnerable and disadvantaged groups.

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