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Living Standards

Reexamining the Standard of Living of the People of the Southwest Coastal Areas of Bangladesh: Evidences from the Sustainable Development Goal 9
  • Sajal RoyEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-71059-4_35-1

Definition

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are considered a blueprint to achieve a better, peaceful, and sustainable future for the world. Sustainable development cannot be achieved without ensuring an improved standard of living (SL) for individuals. Bangladesh has achieved significant progress in poverty alleviation, food security, primary school enrolment, gender parity in primary and secondary level education, lowering the infant and under-five mortality rate and maternal mortality ratio, improving immunization coverage, and reducing the incidence of communicable diseases in the recent past decades. Such achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) confirms the strong commitment of the Government of Bangladesh (GoB) towards the implementation of 17 goals for the sustainable development. According to the SDG Index (2018), between 2015 and 2018, globally, Bangladesh ranks 111 out of 156 countries for achieving targets of SDGs (Source: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/10wvvy9dfbl0pkb/AADBZZfwEJmD6GknRlSv9xp7a?dl=0&preview=BANGLADESH.pdf...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Culture and Society, Building EM, Parramatta South CampusWestern Sydney UniversitySydneyAustralia
  2. 2.Department of Gender and Development StudiesBegum Rokeya University, Rangpur (BRUR)RangpurBangladesh

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