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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.

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Introduction

Mainstreaming sustainable development is a process of both integrating the concept of sustainable development into general policy-making and management and embracing a set of core values and principles which should underpin policy vision and the development goals that guide priorities and the formulation of activities.These core values and principles crucially include the pursuit of a balance between economic well-being, environmental quality and social harmony so that development goals can be achieved and there is participation of all sectors and people in decision-making and planning.

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