Millennium Development Goals

Reporter’s Guide to the Millennium Development Goals: Covering Development Commitments for 2015 and Beyond

The International Press Institute (IPI) published the Reporter’s Guide to the Millennium Development Goals: Covering Development Commitments for 2015 and Beyond, a first-of-its-kind manual for journalists on how to cover human development and, thereby, remind the public of government commitments to meeting the MDGs. The PDF guide, published in four languages — English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese — is available upon email request to the IPI Secretariat [contact@freemedia.at].

Written by fellow journalists with deep and diverse experience covering stories that impact communities across the globe, the Guide contains nearly 200 pages of concrete advice on how to effectively report on 14 development-related issues. These include not only the eight “core” MDG themes, including poverty, gender equality, and education, but also newly acknowledged roadblocks to progress: corruption, energy poverty, and lack of government transparency, among others.

More information about this report can be found on the IPI website.