June 21, 2022, 17:00 - 18:15(JST)
Online participation via Zoom
The world is facing multiple challenges, such as infectious diseases, poverty, conflict, political instability, natural disasters associated with climate change, and a widening inequality gap. Amidst these challenges, the problem of poverty, which is highlighted in Goal 1 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), is the most fundamental development challenge, and realizing economic growth will be indispensable for its solution. On the other hand, this sort of challenge is not irrelevant to countries with constant economic growth, which suggests that merely achieving quantitative growth is not enough. The United Nations’ document which established the SDGs states that “ ... We resolve also to create conditions for sustainable, inclusive and sustained economic growth, shared prosperity and decent work for all, taking into account different levels of national development and capacities.” Similarly, the Development Cooperation Charter, which was revised in 2015, sets out quality growth, as well as poverty eradication through such growth, as a priority issue. The Charter points out that it is not merely quantitative economic growth, but quality growth—which is inclusive, sustainable, and has the resilience to withstand and recover from various shocks—that is necessary.
17:00-17:05 Opening remarks
JICA Ogata Sadako Research Institute for Peace and Development
Japanese/English (with simultaneous translation)
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JICA Ogata Sadako Research Institute for Peace and Development (Ms. Arai and Ms. Kajino)
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