Asset Accumulation: An Alternative Approach to Achieving the Millennium Development Goals

Stein, Alfredo and Horn, Philipp (2012). Asset Accumulation: An Alternative Approach to Achieving the Millennium Development Goals. Development Policy Review, 30(6) pp. 663–680.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-7679.2012.00593.x

Abstract

The United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are unlikely to be achieved by 2015, owing to conceptual flaws in their design as well as the structural and political constraints faced during implementation at the country level. While criticism of the MDGs is widespread, innovative ideas on addressing these operational challenges are still scanty. By reviewing a number of experiences, including those of the Foundation for the Promotion of Local Development (PRODEL) in Nicaragua and the Ministry of Cities in Brazil, this article highlights the importance of incorporating an asset-accumulation perspective into MDG-related policies and programmes as a way of generating an enabling environment that opens up new opportunities for poverty reduction in the cities of low- and middle-low-income countries.

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  • Item ORO ID
  • 48435
  • Item Type
  • Journal Item
  • ISSN
  • 1467-7679
  • Keywords
  • MDGs; asset accumulation; urban poverty reduction; local development; international donors
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  • ?? fass-pped ??
    Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
  • Copyright Holders
  • © 2012 The Authors
  • Depositing User
  • Philipp Horn

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