Least Developed Countries (LDCs) Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda
The research paper entitled ‘Least Developed Countries(LDCs) Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda’ is an attempt to study and analyse the characteristics, behaviour, trends and responsiveness of the LDCs towards the international community in their march for achieving the sustainable development goals and targets slated by United Nations by the turn of 2030. The study has detailed the various aspects of the LDCs including their economic, social, cultural, political, environmental assessments and in identifying the gaps and constraints that arise in attaining the SDGs. It is understood that the LDCs are passing through a phase of structural transformation in their economies in this age of rapid globalization where the focus of almost all the countries and in particular the developed countries are mostly towards the growth and development of the LDCs. It is also learnt that the LDCs need to restructure their economies in terms of development of various macroeconomic indicators such as employment, structural transformational, output growth, export promotion, public and private investments, international trade, health and social sectors, environment etc., The various indices such as the economic vulnerability indices, social indices such as health sub-indices, education sub-indices etc., of the LDCs have also been detailed in the study. This would go a long-way in achieving SDGs by the LDCs by the turn of 2030.