Post MDG 2015: The Agenda for Asia and Africa – Are the Problems and Solutions New?

Jyoti Chandiramani
2014 Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences  
The turn of the 21st Century saw the eight international development goals pertaining to human development, environment sustainability and development of global partnerships being established. This was an outcome of the Millennium Summit of the United Nations with all 189 member States of the UN and 23 international organizations agreeing to achieve these goals by 2015. The present paper is an attempt to bring to light, as an outcome of review of related literature, some of the emerging issues
more » ... he emerging issues that touch upon the continent of Asia and Africa. The paper focuses on the study of ten of the most populated nations in the regionwhich presently represents more than 50 % of the total population (53%) and has just little over 12% of the world's land area, accounting for nearly 25.8% of nominal GDP and 29.3% of GDP (PPP). The focus of the study is to highlight the current top five issues in each nation and frame a future agenda based on such an analysis. The paper will therefore propose a common pool of emerging and proposed goals to address the most populated regions of the world.
doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.11.018 fatcat:5eex47j5pfcphdt4nw43phswdu