NO POVERTY VS REDUCED INEQUALITY: PARTNERSHIPS TO ACHIEVE THE GOAL
Journal: Advanced Management Science (AMS)
Author: Ajinde Oluwashakin, Adaora Osondu-Oti
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In September 2015, the United Nations established the Sustainable Development Goals toward eradicating world poverty by 2030. The 17 SDGs agenda adopted a ‘holistic approach’ in achieving them, which is a daunting task. The ultimate result of development is ensuring that people are pulled out of poverty and remain sustainable. To achieve this overall goal requires partnerships on the part of national governments and the people, international organizations and agencies to eradicate poverty. Against the backdrop, the questions this paper would address are: Can poverty be eradicated to reduce inequality? Focusing on social inequality in Nigeria, can balance be attained to guarantee social justice in which poverty is no longer the norm? From several theoretical perspectives, the structural analytics is here adopted, without disregarding individual choices within a given society. With concerted efforts, much can be achieved within the timeframe and beyond provided the momentum thus gained is sustained.