The article 'Simpler words are needed to get MDG message across' makes a good point. Our Water Engineering and Development Centre has produced a series of DFID-funded briefing notes on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

The thinking behind these is to provide a simple overview of what improvements in water, sanitation and hygiene can do towards achieving each of the goals.

They are written in simple language, avoiding jargon. They also include real-life examples of the positive impact of such interventions.

I feel they satisfy some of the requirements highlighted by Nalaka Gunawardene. Anyone interested can find them online at:

Comments on these to [email protected] would be very welcome.