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Implementing the MAF in Niger: opportunities and challenges in accelerating MDG 1

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In this paper, we look at the current state of affairs in implementing the MDG Acceleration Framework (MAF) action plan to accelerate MDG1 in Niger by the UN System and the Nigerien Government and at the opportunities that the MAF action plan offers for future progress. The first section of this paper sets out the general challenges in addressing MDG1 and the rationale of Niger’s MAF. The second section provides an insight into the current state of implementation of the MAF action plan. The third section finally takes a more analytical view by looking at a number of challenges in this process in Niger and how we have turned them into opportunities. This allows us to draw important lessons for the development and implementation of new strategies beyond the 2015 MDG deadline. Several elements are key in that respect, namely: national ownership, leadership and cooperation; a development framework that sets priorities and considers the specificities of countries and their ability to deliver on the goals set at the international level; strong and long-term partnerships and alliances based on synergies with key stakeholders; and capacity-building that ensures the delivery of quality public services.
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Food and nutrition security, Poverty, MDG Acceleration Framework, MDGs, Niger

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Ndiaye, Mansour, Ali Madai, and Robin Thiers. “Implementing the MAF in Niger: Opportunities and Challenges in Accelerating MDG 1.” UNDP Working Paper. UNDP Publishing, 2013. Print.
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Ndiaye, M., Madai, A., & Thiers, R. (2013). Implementing the MAF in Niger: opportunities and challenges in accelerating MDG 1. UNDP Working Paper. Presented at the 2013 Global MDG Conference, UNDP Publishing.
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Ndiaye, Mansour, Ali Madai, and Robin Thiers. 2013. “Implementing the MAF in Niger: Opportunities and Challenges in Accelerating MDG 1.” In UNDP Working Paper. UNDP Publishing.
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Ndiaye, Mansour, Ali Madai, and Robin Thiers. 2013. “Implementing the MAF in Niger: Opportunities and Challenges in Accelerating MDG 1.” In UNDP Working Paper. UNDP Publishing.
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Ndiaye M, Madai A, Thiers R. Implementing the MAF in Niger: opportunities and challenges in accelerating MDG 1. UNDP Working Paper. UNDP Publishing; 2013.
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M. Ndiaye, A. Madai, and R. Thiers, “Implementing the MAF in Niger: opportunities and challenges in accelerating MDG 1,” in UNDP Working Paper, Bogotá, Colombia, 2013, no. 8.
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  abstract     = {In this paper, we look at the current state of affairs in implementing the MDG Acceleration Framework (MAF) action plan to accelerate 
MDG1 in Niger by the UN System and the Nigerien Government and at the opportunities that the MAF action plan offers for future 
progress. The first section of this paper sets out the general challenges in addressing MDG1 and the rationale of Niger’s MAF. The 
second section provides an insight into the current state of implementation of the MAF action plan. The third section finally takes a 
more analytical view by looking at a number of challenges in this process in Niger and how we have turned them into opportunities. 
This allows us to draw important lessons for the development and implementation of new strategies beyond the 2015 MDG deadline.
Several elements are key in that respect, namely: national ownership, leadership and cooperation; a development framework that 
sets priorities and considers the specificities of countries and their ability to deliver on the goals set at the international level; strong 
and long-term partnerships and alliances based on synergies with key stakeholders; and capacity-building that ensures the delivery 
of quality public services.},
  articleno    = {8},
  author       = {Ndiaye, Mansour and Madai, Ali and Thiers, Robin},
  booktitle    = {UNDP Working Paper},
  keywords     = {Food and nutrition security,Poverty,MDG Acceleration Framework,MDGs,Niger},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Bogotá, Colombia},
  number       = {8},
  pages        = {18},
  publisher    = {UNDP Publishing},
  title        = {Implementing the MAF in Niger: opportunities and challenges in accelerating MDG 1},
  year         = {2013},
}