Botswana urged to embrace MDGs to SDGs transition


Botswana is in an ideal position to beneficially utilise the new, broader and detailed global development agenda, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as a springboard to elude the middle-income trap.

These are the views of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) administrator, Helen Clark who says this would also allow the country to leap into the next phase of social and economic development.

Set to be achieved by 2030, SDGs will kick in next year to replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which were viewed by many as only targeting the developing countries due to their poverty reduction centred theme.

Editor's Comment
Happy Independence!

We are 56 years old and what do we have to show for it? Looking at where Botswana started and where it is today, there are a lot of developments, but whether the developments match the number of years we have enjoyed as a country is a topic for another day.The fact that cannot be denied is we have seen major developments, but we are still lacking in several pertinent areas.Our beautiful country imports almost everything. We import fuel, food,...

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