When: Thursday, March 12, 2020, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PMWhere: 4.27A , Francis Bancroft Building, Mile End Campus
The purpose of this meeting is to commence the cooperation of this research project, review relevant UK and EU practices, and jointly agree on the methodology for the subsequent research in India.
This research project seeks to understand the trajectory of sustainable development in India through the lens of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with a focus on poverty, food security and gender. Not only India ranks an abysmal 130 on the Human Development Index (HDI), its rank in hunger index is equally disappointing at 102. Gender, along with other social factors, plays a critical role in understanding and analysing the overall development paradigm.
The research will focus on analysing the implementation structure for SDGs in India in general, with a specific focus for this first project on Goals 1, 2 and 5 along with the corresponding targets. Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere, Goal 2: Zero hunger and Goal 5: Gender equality and women’s empowerment are key to the overall development discourse in India. While all other goals are equally important, the country seems to bear the most excruciating effects of poverty, food insecurity and gender imbalance. India’s ranking in the global indices pertaining to poverty, hunger and the status of women has remained far from satisfactory over the past few decades despite the country’s overall economic growth.
The SDGs in India – first findings from GoI and other reportsRationale for choosing the specific SDGs to focus on
Project implementation methodology –Existing precedents and adjustments for the Indian context