Bangladesh has been in a satisfactory position in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the year 2030 set by the United Nations (UN).
Despite this fact, the country has many challenges including inadequate financing in the implementation of its programme for meeting the targets for the SDGs.
Professor Dr. Md. Salim Uddin, FCA, FCMA, Chairman, Executive Committee of Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited and Chairman, Bangladesh House Building Finance Corporation and Professor of Accounting Department, University of Chittagong said this at a conference.
The Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Bangladesh (ICMAB) organised the international conference on Sustainable Development Goals at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka recently.
He said food security for the increased population, rapid urbanization, education and employment system of 13 million population between 15 to 29 years, proper utilization of resources, natural disasters and environmental disasters, skilled manpower, quality education system, increased business expenditure and transaction costs other major challenges.
“The present government has formulated plans in implementation of the SDG, which includes identification of SDGs, GAP analysis, funding strategies, monitoring and implementation guidelines and implementation strategies for the seventh five year plan,” Dr. Md. Salim Uddin mentioned.
“It has been working on identifying, measuring, publishing and implementing 17 activities under the SDGs and 169 targets while there is significant progress in 241 indicators,” he added.
Meanwhile, the implementation of the SDGs in Bangladesh has been praised in the High-level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development of the United Nations, he said.
Besides making achievement in these indicators, it is essential to ensure good governance for achieving the SDGs, he further said.
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