Ignored social needs of developing countries

Experimental visualization of narrower problems
Other Names:
Social issues overshadowed by economic issues in North-South discussions
Unintegrated development
Lack of understanding of social and economic contexts in development programmes
Imbalance in economic and social planning

Economic development, and particularly industrialization, is too often implemented without due application of a unified approach of integrated and balanced economic and social planning. This may give rise to social problems and retards development. In many countries poverty and mass unemployment, for example, are so widespread and affect so critically the social equilibrium that they constitute, in themselves, blocks to further improvement. It is no longer possible to rely on the assumption that an expanding modern economic sector will, in a reasonable interval of time, absorb the mass of people and provide them with decent living standards.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST