Missing Links in Sustainable Development (SD): South Asian Perspectives

Missing Links in Sustainable Development (SD): South Asian Perspectives

Publication details

  • Monday | 10 Dec, 2007
  • SDC Anthologies

This anthology aims at identifying the missing links in Sustainable Development for South Asia and proposes fillers for these. Questions addressed in this anthology include why benefits of globalization have failed to trickle down to the region's vast population and calls for a process of global economic integration that benefits the marginalized. Based on seventeen chapters and three sub-themes: Gender and Human Security, the Economics of Globalization, and People's Rights and Livelihoods, the research papers look at channels that exclude women from access to resources, such as land, decent work, and human security, and suggest how these structures can be changed. Many sound ideas about tackling deforestation, compliance, sustainability and livelihoods problems in the fisheries sector have been proposed. This anthology digs below the surface of issues such as the connections between conflict in the public sphere and its intensification in the private sphere, of how globalization can benefit gender equality and women's empowerment in South Asia, and the role of trade and aid in peace and progress, and suggests steps towards change.