The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is observed on 17 October 2017, under the theme “Answering the call of October 17 to end poverty: A path toward peaceful and inclusive societies.” The Sustainable Development Goals Framework is a transformative agenda which affirms that poverty is the greatest global challenge which must be overcome in order to realize sustainable development. Hence, this article reviews the relevance of the SDG Agenda to Sri Lanka’s national policy outlook, specifically in terms of reducing inequalities and attaining social development.
Over 75% of the world’s total unpaid care work is done by women. However, this work is largely excluded from national income accounts and macro-economic statistics. This has led to significant gaps in economic policymaking, both in Sri Lanka and around the world. This blog argues that recognizing, reducing and redistributing unpaid care work is vital to fostering economic growth, and closing gender gaps in the labour market.
This article highlights what Sri Lanka can do in order to achieve inclusive health through Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The 12th Edition of the Talking Economics Digest focuses on the theme of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) or the Global Goals from a Sri Lankan and Regional context.
This article highlights the challenges in effectively reporting environment related goals in SDGs, which cuts across many goals, and the steps that can be taken to overcome such challenges.