Episode 2: The Sustainable Development Goals Part 1 – Human development and multidimensional

By Haroon Akram-Lodhi

The vast majority of the countries of the world, including Canada, have agreed to the Sustainable Development Goals as the objective of social, economic and environmental policy until 2030. Yet few people in the developed countries know of the Sustainable Development Goals and what they seek to achieve.

If social change and development is about enlarging human capabilities, are there ways of using these ideas to better understand the successes and failures of state policy?