Problem

Political nature of development issues

Nature:
Development issues are essentially political because governments must find the 'political will' to change existing conditions within the countries and internationally. Economic growth in the rich countries will not 'trickle down' to the others because the operation of market forces favours concentration of wealth and power rather than their devolution. The problems of hard core poverty require direct action by governments which must take and implement political decisions.

Political awareness is much more developed in the urban centres than in the rural communities. Many of the decision-making bodies are found in the cities and towns. Development is concentrated in cities and towns to the disadvantage of rural communities.

Related Problems:
Lack of political will
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
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
Date of last update
01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET