Today our Board had a rich discussion with India’s United Nations team and civil society leaders on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and lessons learned for the next phase post-2015. Several strong themes emerged such as the critical role of women as drivers of change, finding ways to address the poorest of the poor who are currently being left behind, and quality of services vs. just access to them. As several of our guests reiterated, the world can’t reach the MDGs without India — and especially after today, I know the world must have robust participation from Indian leaders to set the post-2015 agenda. The UN Foundation was privileged to be in India for this discussion during such a crucial time.