Health in the Post-2015 Development Agenda. Spanish Agency of International Cooperation for Development (AECID)
This paper from the Spanish Agency of International Cooperation for Development (AECID) notes that the MDG framework gathered donors and development partners around priority areas of human development. This helped foster commitments on levels of overseas Development Assistance (ODA) and enhanced accountability for results through regular monitoring of progress and impact.
However, the paper is critical of the absence of attention to cross sectoral action and the underlying determinants of health. The health-related MDGs took a narrow biomedical approach and were developed without reference to a comprehensive framework encompassing health as a human right, health equity, health systems strengthening, universal health coverage and access to quality health services, social protection, policy coherence, legal frameworks and health security.