Ending Poverty and SDG Policy Coherence in Areas with Important Cross-Border Dimensions: Experiment on Cooperatives
5 Pages Posted: 26 Jul 2018
Date Written: July 5, 2018
To eradicate extreme poverty requires participation of people. Identifying poor population and making them employable is essential to eradicate poverty. Economic growth is important to eradicate poverty; equitable wealth distribution is sine-qua-non to sustainable development. This chapter narrates briefly success stories of the exemplary co-operatives working to reduce poverty by collective action for millions of people and through working on multiple targets set by SDGs. As per Oxfam Report published at the time of 2017 World Economic Forum in Davos, the world’s eight richest billionaires control the same wealth equals to the poorest half of the globe’s population. The extreme unequal wealth distribution is alarming. It is well accepted that sustainable development involves a combination of economic development, environmental sustainability and social inclusion. This paper discusses how a cooperative organisaton can be used as tool to address the issue of SDG, Poverty Reduction and Policy Coherence.
Keywords: SDGs, Poverty Reduction, Policy Coherence, Cooperatives
JEL Classification: A10
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