One of Lant Pritchett's pieces (co-authored with Charles Kenny) is a scathing critique of how the Millennium Development Goals targets were set. In particular, he questions the policy and political usefulness of poverty lines so low that they can distract us from the real problems of inclusive development: with such low bars in MDG targets, the poor in many lower and middle income countries are simply not identified as poor at all. He talks to us about whether his concept of Millennium Development Ideals can actually be implemented.

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