Sustainable Development Policy and Administration (Public by Gedeon M. Mudacumura, Desta Mebratu, M. Shamsul Haque

By Gedeon M. Mudacumura, Desta Mebratu, M. Shamsul Haque

Sustainable improvement coverage and management offers a studying source describing the key concerns which are severe to figuring out the a number of dimensions of sustainable improvement. the general topic of every contributed bankruptcy during this publication is the pressing have to advertise worldwide sustainability whereas including insights into the demanding situations dealing with the present and destiny generations. This quantity brings jointly diversified contributions that conceal the a number of features of improvement, leading to a wealthy reference for college students, improvement managers, and others drawn to this rising box.

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She further outlines some of the more common tools to facilitate participation, provides examples of participation efforts in various cities across the country, and concludes with an important discussion of the limits and constraints of participation, as well as some suggestions to overcome the challenges. Following the challenges of revitalizing the urban cities in North America, the third chapter in this section looks at the experience of Rethinking Sustainable Development Policy and Administration Ⅲ 21 sustaining rural development in Nigeria, the most populous country in Africa.

Institutional Challenges for Sustaining Development Despite multiple interventions from various public and private institutions at the local, national, and international levels, the development research community has not yet sorted out the relevant sustainable development strategies and the main factors leading to sustainability. It is worth recalling that sustainability principles were devised in efforts to improve on those of conventional economic development, which were primarily conceived to achieve economic growth without appropriate consideration of other development dimensions: social, cultural, ecological, political, and spiritual (Kelly, 1998; Mudacumura, 2004).

This shift to holistic thinking might enable the networked institutions implementing sustainable development policies to explore the multiple development dimensions, ensuring particularly that the cultural achievements of all societies and civilizations of the world are not overlooked. Furthermore, such holistic thinking can provide development stakeholders with the opportunity to match words with deeds, a process that the United Nations development agencies had failed to accomplish five years after the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro (Ismail, 1997).

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