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Scaling up Millennium Villages to the district level



To scale up the project, additional Millennium Villages are being implemented in clusters around the original Millennium Villages. These Villages are financed by Millennium Promise, a non-profit organization founded to help achieve the Millennium Development Goals by 2015, and implemented in partnership with UNDP and other partner organizations.

The scaling up of Millennium Villages has four core objectives:

  • Scaling-up: to provide integrated village-level interventions across an entire district, or substantial parts thereof, applying lessons from Millennium Villages while still operating within the external financing envelope established through existing international agreements.
  • Lessons for district-wide and national scaling up: to understand and demonstrate how community-based interventions for achieving the Millennium Development Goals can be coordinated, implemented, and financed at the district scale and which national mechanisms are needed to support district-level activities.
  • Lessons for district-level interventions: to understand which interventions need to be provided at a district level (e.g. referral hospitals, transport infrastructure, electricity generation and distribution) and demonstrate how they can be scaled up.
  • Donor mobilization: to engage public and private donors in practical, results-based, monitored and measured interventions at the village and district level.
For the latest information on the scaling-up of Millennium Villages, please visit Millennium Promise.
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MDG Support

As of Jan 1, 2007, the advisory work formerly carried out by the Millennium Project secretariat team is being continued by an MDG Support team integrated under the United Nations Development Program.

Please visit MDG Support to get the latest information.
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