Tools for Mainstreaming Sustainable Development in Small States

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Tools for Mainstreaming Sustainable Development in Small States provides a thorough grounding in bringing sustainable development to the forefront of policy-making.

By taking a cross-departmental approach to national planning, more human and financial resources would be available for policy implementation. This is of particular relevance to small states, as they have limited access to resources and are by nature inherently vulnerable.

The book is divided into four parts. Part one explores how small states can move from the Mauritius Strategy of Implementation (MSI) to devising practical national strategies; part two addresses the need for legislative change; part three tackles the social and environmental aspects of progress with MSI; and finally, part four examines methods for monitoring progress.

Contributors to the chapters range from international academics to economists, providing both a theoretical and practical approach. Through case study examples from small states, this book offers invaluable insights into the complexities of implementing sustainable development.



Creating a national sustainable development strategy in Papua New Guinea

Sustainable development is the concept of the pursuit of long-term economic and social growthwithout reducing the quality of the environment; it is especially relevant to the survival of small states, although difficult to implement even if it can be adequately defined for operational purposes. The successful outcome of the pursuit of sustainable development in small states requires an analysis of the capacities for action, the constraints, and the inherent risks. One approach to achieving sustainable development is within government systems, where planning agencies are able to enhance their overall planning, implementation andmonitoring roles, by creating and implementing a national sustainable development strategy (NSDS) through consultation and participation. This paper examines the consultation and participation experience of Papua NewGuinea (PNG) in creating a National Sustainable Development Strategy (NSDS), and analyses the constraints, risks and lessons learnt.


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