Housing and Education in Mauritius - the difficulties of statistical targets
As a whole, the country of Mauritius has a very good track record for development, having one of the highest Human Development Index scores in Africa. It has been cited by economists such as Joseph Stiglitz as something of a model for developing and developed countries alike.
People left behind.
However, some people have been left behind by the pace of development in Mauritius. For twenty years, ATD Fourth World has been present on the island, working alongside families living in extreme poverty and social exclusion. Their experiences show the way issues linked to education and housing shape the lives of people living in poverty on a daily basis, and the problems that can be caused by Millennium Development Goals that focus too much on statistical targets.
Project News : Mauritius Seminar, October 2012
The first national seminar in ATD Fourth World's Millennium Development Goals evaluation project was held in Beau Bassin, Mauritius, in early October. It concluded a research-action project carried out over two years by the Social Studies Department of the Cardinal Jean MargÃ©ot Institute and ATD Fourth World, funded by the GML Joseph Lagesse Foundation.
The seminar brought together thirty people, including those with experience of poverty, academics and policy-makers and professionals from NGOs and the private sector. Their aim was to build a series of common proposals on education, housing and participation in the context of national development policies, using the Merging of Knowledge methodology.
Deputy Director General of ATD Fourth World
She was at the High Level Panel meeting in London, to discuss the post 2015 development agenda.
EVALUATING HOUSING AND EDUCATION,
M.R has an experience of extreme poverty. He explains how rehousing or education projects cannot function if are not thought out with the people concerned.
M.R participated in the MDGs evaluation project in Mauritius