Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Humanities & Communication


Global Studies

First Advisor

Richard Harris

Second Advisor

Ajit Abraham


The years I’ve been attending college, issues that tend to come up year after year are poverty and the environment. Over time my interest in these topics grew and led me to what I am writing about today, the MDG’s and the SDG’s. As goals that aim to eradicate both poverty and environmental issues, I believe the SDG’s will benefit countries more overall than the MDG’s did. My paper will include two major parts, in the first I will be going over the MDG’s and how each one specifically causes a disadvantage towards Africa. In the second part I will jump to the SDG’s and how they tie and correlate with each other, including how they fix a major problem that hindered the MDG’s. Following that will be my theoretical framework along with my methodology. After the methodology I will include my analysis and findings, where I explain how the theories I’ve chosen are relevant to the findings I’ve made through my research. Finally, I will end my paper with a conclusion that summarizes all my concluding thoughts and opinions on the MDG’s and SDG’s.