Social Development and the Sustainable Development Goals in South Asia

1st Edition

Nitya Mohan Khemka, Suraj Kumar

Routledge
September 11, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 232 Pages - 35 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138490475 - CAT# K349934
Series: Routledge Research on Asian Development

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Summary

This book assesses the roadmap for the implementation of the SDGs in South Asia, focusing in particular on the areas of poverty reduction, inequality, health/wellbeing and water and sanitation. South Asia is amongst the fastest growing regions in the world, with an aggregate GDP in excess of 2 trillion US dollars, but at the same time it has significant deficits in human development, with 37% of the world's poor and nearly half of the world's malnourished children. For South Asia, the United Nations' sustainable development goals (SDGs) represent a constructive opportunity to end many of the region's deprivations in a time-bound and systematic manner.

Starting with the legacy of the Millennium Development Goals, the book goes on to provide a country by country overview of strategies for addressing the problems of poverty, health, water, and sanitation. South-South Cooperation and in particular the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) are discussed, and finally the editors present a summary of policy priorities for social development.

This book aims to be a useful resource for researchers, policy influencers, planners, implementers, students, and activists aiming to push to achieve the SDGs.

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