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SDGs, Transformation, and Quality Growth

Insights from International Cooperation

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  • This is an Open Access book.

  • A pioneering study on quality growth as well as its relationship with SDGs and transformation

  • Aims to make explicit some of consistent, but implicit principles of Japan’s international cooperation

  • The case study approach distinguishes this volume from previous literature that discusses general policy

Part of the book series: Sustainable Development Goals Series (SDGS)

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Table of contents (8 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv
  2. SDGs, Transformation, and Quality Growth: An Overview

    • Akio Hosono
    Pages 1-10Open Access
  3. Strategies for Transformation and Quality Growth

    • Akio Hosono
    Pages 11-38Open Access
  4. Transforming Economies for Jobs and Inclusive Growth

    • Akio Hosono
    Pages 103-120Open Access
  5. Quality Growth Focusing on Environmental Sustainability

    • Akio Hosono
    Pages 131-147Open Access
  6. Quality Growth Focusing on Resilience to Disaster Risks

    • Akio Hosono
    Pages 149-164Open Access

About this book

This is an Open Access book. The primary objective of this book is to seek out insights into the concept of high-quality growth (HQG). It explores the essential attributes of HQG, such as inclusiveness, sustainability, and resilience, as well as its relationship with transformation, by drawing principally on illustrative cases and instances of international cooperation. The United Nations document on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) states that “We resolve to create conditions for sustainable, inclusive and sustained economic growth, shared prosperity and decent work for all.” As such, the concept of quality growth is inherent in many aspects of the SDGs. A similar approach can be seen in the Development Cooperation Charter announced by the Japanese government in 2015. According to the Charter, one of the most important challenges of development is quality growth and the reduction of poverty achieved through such growth. The approach in the Charter emphasizes inclusiveness, sustainability, and resilience.

This volume is a pioneering study on quality growth as well as its relationship with SDGs and transformation. Comprehensive studies on quality growth are very few. The case study approach distinguishes the present volume from some previous literature that discussed quality growth within the framework of general policy. Instead, in this book, concrete cases and experiences provide insights into hands-on “ingredients”. Through the case studies, it can be seen more clearly that transformation and quality growth are phenomena that do not occur automatically but, rather, ones that require specific, properly designed strategies and approaches. Another unique feature of this book is that it aims to make explicit some of the consistent, but implicit, principles of Japan’s international cooperation.

Keywords

  • Open Access
  • Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • quality growth
  • inclusive growth
  • industrial strategy
  • environmental sustaimability

Authors and Affiliations

  • JICA Ogata Sadako Research Institute for Peace and Development, Tokyo, Japan

    Akio Hosono

About the author

Akio Hosono is Senior Research Adviser of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Ogata Sadako Research Institute for Peace and Development. He holds a doctorate in economics from the University of Tokyo. He served as Vice-President at Tsukuba University in Tsukuba Science City, Japanese Ambassador to El Salvador, Professor at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) in Tokyo, Professor at the Research Institute of Economics and Business Administration, Kobe University, and Professor at the Institute of Policy and Planning Sciences, Tsukuba University. He became a Senior Advisor at JICA in 2007. He served as Executive Director of JICA Ogata Sadako Research Institute for Peace and Development from 2011 to 2013.

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USD 49.99
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