Sustainable Development Goals. Throughout our module we have discusse-d the ways in which development is conteste-d and have considere-d how development is influenced by competing values and interests of different actors.
We have posed three core questions that have guide-d our module. What is (good) development? Who should benefit (most) from development? Who should be responsible for doing development? As we have seen throughout the module, the history of international development. However has been characterise-d by shifting interpretations, priorities, and commitments. Increasingly there is a recognition across development policy, practice, and theory that environmental considerations need to be more central, and that development has often led to serious environmental impacts. This has intensified with growing concerns about global climate change.
In 2015, the 193 countries of the UN General Assembly adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Described by the UN as a ‘blueprint’ plan, the SDGs aim to guide all countries in achieving a more sustainable future for all. However, given this context, please discuss in not more than 2,500 words (excluding reference list) the following questions. That is what are the greatest challenges impeding countries of the developing world’s progress towards the sustainable development goals. Also what is neede-d to overcome them? Lastly, discuss using case study examples.
As well as meeting the marking criteria for essay coursework, your essay should: Reflect on some of the core ideas and issues we have discusse-d throughout the module. Present your arguments drawn from the key literature. Draw on global examples,Demonstrate some knowledge of the broad institutional architecture of the SDGs – however, you are advise-d not to be overly descriptive. Demonstrate a thorough understanding of key theory and concepts beyond the SDGs (such as representation, framing and competing knowledge practices) Demonstrate an ability to construct an argument that is supported by evidence and references