Hulme, David (2007). "The Making of the Millennium Development Goals: Human Development Meets Results-based Management In an Imperfect World" Paper presented at the 4th annual conference of the HDCA, 18-20 September 2007, New York, USA.

In this paper I argue that two ideas – human development and results-based management – have particular significance. These are unlikely intellectual bedfellows, but by charting the evolution of the MDGs (from UN conferences, to IDGs, to Millennium Declaration to MDGs) I show their many influences.