Despite the pervasive influence of mobility and access issues on almost all aspects of development, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) make no explicit reference to transport. In the transport sector we have become accustomed to describing transport as the ‘missing link’ in the MDGs, the ‘critical catalyst’ that was overlooked when the eight goals were drawn up by the United Nations in 2000. In the years since, we have generated a wealth of evidence to articulate the relationship between transport and poverty and to justify our role in achieving the MDGs. What has this achieved, and as we pass the half way mark to the 2015 MDG deadline, how should we move forward?
Read the IFRTD Editor and Communications Coordinator Kate Czuczman's answers to these questions in an article recently published in the Millennium Development Goals Review.
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