This is a Closing Statement by Honourable Secretary of Ministry of Economic Affairs, Royal Government of Bhutan, at the Regional Workshop on Opportunities and Challenges in Using Evidence-based Trade Policy for the Achievement of Sustainable Development Goals, 17 June 2016, Termalinca, Thimphu.
Tentative Programme for the Regional Workshop on the Adaptation of the 2030 Agenda and the Istanbul Programme of Action at the National Level for Least Developed Countries in Asia and the Pacific, 28-29 June 2016, Vientiane, Lao PDR
Concept Note for the Regional Workshop on the Adaptation of the 2030 Agenda and the Istanbul Programme of Action at the National Level for Least Developed Countries in Asia and the Pacific, 28-29 June 2016
Vientiane, Lao PDR
The freedom accorded to governments on how to achieve the ambitious and holistic 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development raises the critical issue of how countries should adapt the Sustainable Development Goals at the national level. This paper presents an analytical framework that merges methods from complexity science with economic analyses to address this issue of adaptation.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a laudable attempt to portray a comprehensive global vision towards progress in a plethora of socioeconomic and environmental issues that we face today. However, this holistic view of progress presents countries with substantial difficulties in implementation in that the 17 goals and 169 targets are inherently complex and intertwined.