South Africa needs to invest $464 billion (R6 trillion) by 2040 in the water and electricity sectors to plug its infrastructure investment gap and address economic and population growth between now

At the global level in 2015 countries set in motion the most far reaching and ambitious development agenda of our time, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Over the last two decades, South Africa has accomplished enormous social progress by bringing to millions of citizens access to key public services. Nevertheless, growth has trended down markedly recently due to constraints on the supply side.

Using growth regressions with panel data, this study identifies the determinants of economic growth, highlighting in particular the role of natural resources and institutional quality.

Urbanization in East Asia and the Pacific has created enormous opportunity for many. Yet the rapid growth of cities can also create challenges as national and local governments try to keep up with the needs of their growing populations.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Unemployment, 17/07/2017. As per the result of surveys on employment and unemployment conducted by Labour Bureau, Ministry of Labour and Employment, the estimated unemployment rate for persons aged 15 years and above on usual status basis was 4% during 2012-13 and 3.7% during 2015-16 in the country including Chhattisgarh. The state-wise details are at Annexure-I.

More than 2 billion people globally are living in countries with excess water stress says the Sustainable Development Goals report 2017. Northern Africa and Western Asia, as well as Central and Southern Asia, experience water stress levels above 60 per cent, indicating the strong probability of future water scarcity.

There are gaps in monitoring the implementation of Sustainable Developmental Goals (SDGs), according to the SDGs Index and Dashboards Report 2017. The report by Bertelsmann Stiftung and Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), stated that such data gaps limit effort to establish internationally comparable country baselines for SDGs.

The task force on improving employment data headed by Niti Aayog Vice-Chairman Arvind Panagariya has suggested frequent surveys, extensive use of GSTN data and a dedicated central facility to improve India’s employment statistics.

Economic growth has to be inclusive and not at the cost of education, environment and health, Niti Ayog member V K Saraswat said here today.

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