Pakistan, like many other developing countries, has not been able to meet the United Nations Millennium Development Goals of 2015, largely because of weak institutions and a lack of policy enforcement. Pakistan has been a front-line state in the war against terrorism and is currently facing serious challenges owing to its new geopolitical settings. In this chapter, we present current trends of many development indicators directly or indirectly related to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 2030 and attempt to establish causal linkages among key indicators. The findings reveal important insights into the interconnectedness of various indicators, which may be useful in guiding appropriate policy actions to successfully achieve the objectives of sustainable development in Pakistan.
|Title of host publication||Sustainable Development: Asia-Pacific Perspectives|
|Editors||Pak Sum Low|
|Place of Publication||Cambridge|
|Publisher||Cambridge University Press|
|Publication status||Published - 2022|