The Way Forward: Advancing UN Sustainable Development Goals in India and Bangladesh

  • Simi Mehta
  • Vikash Kumar
  • Arjun Kumar
Part of the Comparative Studies of Sustainable Development in Asia book series (CSSDA)


Having understood the strengths, weaknesses, experiments, and effectiveness of implementation of measures leading toward sustainable development, this chapter lists possible ways and means to overcome the challenges and gaps. These are posited to serve as policy recommendations that would be useful for the policy makers to take appropriate measures to attain the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in a time-bound fashion. In essence, greater efforts are required to connect commitments to SDGs with domestic politics and economic priorities, most notably sustained and inclusive growth, increase in the social spending on public services such as education, health and social protection, rational and ethical use of natural resources like the soil, reduction of the emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs), and so on. All these would go a long way in improving the quality of life for all.


Way forward Policy recommendations 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Simi Mehta
    • 1
  • Vikash Kumar
    • 2
  • Arjun Kumar
    • 1
  1. 1.Impact and Policy Research InstituteNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial DevelopmentChandigarhIndia

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