Launched: UN MDG tracker

The launch of the Millennium Development Goals Integrated Implementation Framework. Photo by: Eskinder Debebe / UN

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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    Jenny Lei Ravelo is a Devex Senior Reporter based in Manila. She covers global health, with a particular focus on the World Health Organization, and other development and humanitarian aid trends in Asia Pacific. Prior to Devex, she wrote for ABS-CBN, one of the largest broadcasting networks in the Philippines, and was a copy editor for various international scientific journals. She received her journalism degree from the University of Santo Tomas.