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Sustainable Development Essay

analytical Essay
617 words
617 words
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The interest in the concept of development is not new and has been evolving since the 1950s. The issue of development interests economists and development theorists since the 19th century but the sustainability of development has boomed while becoming the subject of multidisciplinary research during the last decades. Sustainable development redefines the relationship between development and growth. However, growth remains a challenge for developing economies. The concept of sustainability dates back to the early 1980s, it was designed as a new global goal for most international institutions. However their main concerns revolve now around two major phenomena: poverty and inequalities. Sustainable development is the solution to remove poverty in poor countries. Sustainable development should be addressed to two types of poverty, absolute poverty and relative poverty and must be conducted along two major principles: reducing inequality and improving economic growth. Poverty will be reduced when these two conditions are met.
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In this essay, the author

  • Explains the importance of integrating inequalities in socio-economic assessment of poverty.
  • Explains that economic growth may cause some income growth and will reduce poverty, and the effect of income distribution will decrease inequalities.
  • Opines that sustainable development redefines the relationship between development and growth, but growth remains a challenge for developing economies.
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