A new website aims to become a one-stop shop for all information relating to the Millennium Development Goals.
The Integrated Implementation Framework, launched June 6, was created to track countries’ progress on the MDGs. Donors can check which countries are still lagging on, say, reducing deaths from malaria via an interactive mapping tool.
The site also checks on donor commitments at different international forums, such as the G-20 summits. Nongovernmental organizations can search through the site by country, MDG or initiative. Raw data can be downloaded as a spreadsheet, although not all of the information is up to date.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who proposed the initiative in 2010, launched the website at an informal U.N. General Assembly Meeting. It will serve as a “reality check” for donors, governments and other actors that committed to meeting the MDGs.
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