Achieving Sustainable Development Goals in Sri Lanka: Prospects and Challenges

Hettige, Siri

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Abstract

This paper is based on the text of the Inaugural Lecture delivered on the occasion of the institution of the Sri Lanka Chair at the South Asia Institute, Heidelberg on 20 February 2017. After introducing the concept of Sustainable Development Goals as defined by the United Nations, the paper discusses the process of implementing changes to achieve these goals in Sri Lanka as well as exposing the challenges this faces. The selected areas that the author examines in particular are poverty, income inequality, employment, social security, education and public finance.

Document type: Book
Publisher: South Asia Institute, Heidelberg University
Place of Publication: Heidelberg
Date: 2017
Version: Primary publication
Date Deposited: 4 January 2018
Number of Pages: 25
Faculties / Institutes: Universitäten / Institute > Südasien-Institut der Universität Heidelberg
DDC-classification: Social sciences
Political science
Controlled Subjects: Sri Lanka, Politik, Gesellschaft, Nachhaltigkeit
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sri Lanka, nachhaltige Entwicklung, Politk, Gesellschaft / Sri Lanka, sustainable development, politics, society
Subject (classification): Politics
Sociology
Countries/Regions: Sri Lanka
Series: Subjects > South Asia Institute Papers
Volume: 1.2017