Experiments and Experiences of MDGs in India and Bangladesh in the Context of SDGs

  • Simi Mehta
  • Vikash Kumar
  • Arjun Kumar
Part of the Comparative Studies of Sustainable Development in Asia book series (CSSDA)


This chapter presents a glimpse of the overall accomplishments of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) until 2015 while paving the way for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This chapter examines the experiences of Bangladesh and India in achieving the MDG targets and particularly highlights goal-specific gaps at the national levels of the two countries. The analysis identifies the major driving forces toward achieving SDGs and outlines policy directions to accelerate performance in lagging areas. Further, this chapter also identifies major development concerns that Bangladesh and India need to resolve for achieving a better, more inclusive, and sustainable future in the SDG era. Sustainable development in India and Bangladesh would be contingent upon their convergences with the vision of the SDGs.


Development indicators Experiments of SDGs and MDGs Goals and Gaps of SDGs in India and Bangladesh Institutional Framework of Sustainable Development 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Simi Mehta
    • 1
  • Vikash Kumar
    • 2
  • Arjun Kumar
    • 1
  1. 1.Impact and Policy Research InstituteNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial DevelopmentChandigarhIndia

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