As the deadline to achieve the millennium development goals (MDGs) is coming closer, people have already started talking about the post 2015 scenario. South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics & Environment (SAWTEE) organized a validation workshop recently on ‘Nepal case study for European Report on Development 2013’, where experts shared the post 2015 situation and Nepal’s progress on MDGS.
After around a decade of millennium goals, the development has been tremendous on the MDGs front and Nepal is among the countries that are on course to achieving most of the goals. Nepal is on track on achieving all the other MDGs except for employment and climate change goals, according to Dr. Posh Raj Pandey, executive chairman of SAWTEE.
“There is the need to debate the post-2015 scenario. What next is a big question,” said Dr. James Mackie, Senior Adviser, EU Development Policy and lead author, European Report on Development 2013. He also stressed that countries should learn from the experience and use that experience for the post 2015 development agenda.
Speaking on the occasion, Governor Dr. Yubaraj Khatiwada opined that Nepal needs to include a broader target and it is fundamental to discuss broader human security issues after 2015. He also stressed the need to work in partnership with international community for better development. “Our resources, market and technologies are not sufficient. So, we need international support,” he said.
“Beyond 2015, economic growth and social policy should move together and complement each other,” he added. “Nepal is on track on achieving most of the MDGS at aggregate level, but at disaggregated level, we find various variations on the results.”