An immeasurable crisis? A criticism of the millennium development goals and why they cannot be measured

PLoS Med. 2005 Oct;2(10):e318. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0020318. Epub 2005 Sep 13.


Attaran argues that five years into the Millenium Development Goals project, problems with measurement mean that often we cannot know if true progress towards these goals is occurring.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Communicable Diseases
  • Endpoint Determination*
  • Female
  • Global Health*
  • Goals*
  • Humans
  • Infection Control*
  • Male
  • Poverty
  • Prejudice
  • United Nations