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Financing for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond

Rashmi Umesh Arora () and Tapan Sarker ()
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Rashmi Umesh Arora: University of Bradford
Tapan Sarker: University of Southern Queensland

The European Journal of Development Research, 2023, vol. 35, issue 1, No 1, 19 pages

Abstract: Abstract The economic and social impact of covid-19 pandemic both on developing and developed countries has been significant. In addition to the impact of the pandemic, the current Ukraine war has also led to severe supply chain disruptions leading to a sharp increase in food and commodity prices globally. Due to a combination of external shocks and the impact of the pandemic global economic growth is expected to slow down from 6.1% in 2021 to 3.2% in 2022 and further to 2.7% in 2023 (IMF in: World economic outlook, International Monetary Fund, 2022). The above factors have led to a sharp increase in government expenditure constraining both developed and developing countries' fiscal capacity. This has further implications for the achievement of SDGs especially for low-income countries. The challenge for developing countries in the current scenario is to mobilise adequate resources both from domestic and international sources, not just for the achievement of SDGs as such, but also to sustain the livelihoods, health, and welfare of people. This special issue aims to examine some of these issues in the context of developing countries.

Keywords: Finance; Sustainable development goals; Developing countries; Covid-19 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2023
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DOI: 10.1057/s41287-022-00571-9

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