[2008] COCKBURN, John; VALDIVIA, Martín. Reaching the MDGs: an international perspective. Quebec: PEP. 138 p

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) reached their half-way mark in 2007 amidst both disappointment and hope: although progress on the goals had been limited, particularly in the world’s poorer countries, there was still sufficient time left to accelerate the process provided that prevailing political, institutional and economic constraints were overcome.

These and other issues were discussed at a researcher-stakeholder forum co-organised by the Poverty and Economic Policy (PEP) Research Network, the Grupo de Analisis para el Desarollo (GRADE), Universidad del Pacifico and the Network on Inequality and Poverty (NIP) on ‘Reaching the MDGs: An International Perspective’ in Lima, Peru in June 2007 the proceedings of which have now been published in the form of a book.