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Title: Perception versus reality : major stakeholders and progress towards sustainable development goals in the South-West Indian Ocean
Authors: Tandrayen-Ragoobur, Verena
Lamy-Giner, Marie-Annick
Moncada, Stefano
Taglioni, Francois
Keywords: Sustainable development -- Mauritius
Sustainable development -- Réunion
Developing island countries
Subnational governments
Islands -- Politics and government
Jurisdiction, Territorial
Issue Date: 2021-11
Publisher: University of Malta. Islands and Small States Institute
Citation: Tandrayen-Ragoobur, V., Lamy-Giner, M. A., Moncada, S., & Taglioni, F. (2021). Perception versus reality : major stakeholders and progress towards sustainable development goals in the South-West Indian Ocean. Small States & Territories, 4(2), 305-324.
Abstract: The attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is a key objective for small island developing states (SIDS) and sub-national island jurisdictions (SNIJs). Despite progress in reducing poverty and social inequalities, improving access to education and health and reducing gender inequalities, many are highly vulnerable to shocks. To assess their ability to improve resilience, the paper investigates their advancement towards achieving the SDGs. The existing literature suggests a mismatch between the progress indicated in the official SDGs’ reports and public perceptions about these achievements. Using online surveys of stakeholder groups undertaken in 2020; this research critically reviews the current literature on the progress towards achieving SDGs in two Indian Ocean islands: Mauritius and La Réunion. The study further juxtaposes public perceptions, categorises patterns and identifies gaps in policy design. The findings map out the actions needed at national, regional and international levels to address sustainable development challenges.
URI: https://www.um.edu.mt/library/oar/handle/123456789/83370
Appears in Collections:SST Vol. 4, No. 2, November 2021

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