The mission of The MDG Centre is to provide scientific, technical and policy support to governments and other stakeholders to achieve the Millennium Development Goals.
The MDG Centre provides sound scientific and technical expertise to assist in the design of interventions, investments and policies at scale. It works at multiple scales—village, district, national and international—in order to bridge the gap between global commitments and local action.
The Centre utilizes an integrated cross-sectoral approach that addresses and exploits interdependencies across different disciplines and sectors. It facilitates wider dialogue and practical contributions from diverse stakeholders, including civil society and the private sector.
A primary emphasis is placed on rural development in Africa, but The Centre also works to facilitate south-south linkages with Asia and other developing regions of the world. The Centre’s flexible operational and staffing procedures are designed to ensure a rapid and effective response to requests.