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Title Social development and the Sustainable Development Goals in South Asia / edited by Nitya Khemka and Suraj Kumar
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2020
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Series Routledge Research on Asian Development ; 6
Routledge research on Asian development ; 6
Contents Preface : through the looking glass : sustainable development in South Asia / Nitya Khemka and Suraj Kumar -- The Uunfinished MDG agenda and SDGs / Nitya Khemka and Suraj Kumar -- Sustainable development goals in South Asia : progress, challenges and the way forward / Jayati Ghosh -- Sustainable development goals in Bangladesh : promises, prospects and opportunities / Syed Munir Khasru, Avia Nahreen and Marzuka Ahmad Radia -- Where does India stand on the sustainable development goals? : progress and challenges / Anjana Thampi -- Sustainable development goals in Nepal : prospects and challenges / Shrochis Karki and Uma Pradhan -- Sustainable development goals in Pakistan : an analysis / Sahar Asad -- "Leave no woman behind" : goal 5 through the South Asian lens / Vidisha Mishra -- Reporting of South Asian countries on the SDGs at the global level : experiences, challenges and way forward / Nathalie Risse -- Towards a policy agenda for achieving SDGs in South Asia / Nagesh Kumar -- South-South cooperation in South Asia to achieve the sustainable development goals / Shiladitya Chatterjee -- Conclusion : policy priorities for social development / Nitya Khemka and Suraj Kumar
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"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Nitya Mohan Khemka is an Affiliate Lecturer at the Centre of Development Studies at the University of Cambridge, UK,and a Fellow Commoner at Clare Hall College. She is also Senior Advisor to the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and is Director at the Nand and Jeet Khemka Foundation where she heads up the Foundation's initiative on "The Indian Welfare State in the 21st century". Suraj Kumar is SDG Advisor to the State Government of Chhattisgarh and Tripura and the UN in India and the Ministry of Electronicsand Information Technology. He has pioneered the state Human Development Reports for 23 states in India, beginning with the Madhya Pradesh HDR in 1995. He is currently Senior Advisor at the KISS Bhubaneswar and visiting fellow at universities in India and the United States
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Subject South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation.
South Asian cooperation
Sustainable Development Goals
Sustainable development -- South Asia
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Third World Development
Social conditions.
South Asian cooperation.
Sustainable development.
South Asia -- Social conditions -- 21st century
South Asia.
Form Electronic book
Author Khemka, Nitya, editor
Kumar, Suraj, editor
LC no. 2019980042
ISBN 1351035231