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International Journal of Business Studies and Innovation
ISSN:2737-5331
Frequency: Quarterly Published by lIKll


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 IJBSI 2021/12
Vol.1, Iss.2 : 140-163
https://doi.org/10.35745/ijbsi2021v01.02.0014

Sustainable Rural Development: Initiatives in Ameliorating Key Drivers of Rural Economy and Associated Challenges in Achieving SDGs in Bangladesh


Faruque As Sunny1*, Huang Zuhui 2, Lin-lin Fu3 and Taonarufaro Tinaye Pemberai Karimanzira 4

1School of Management, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310058, China
2China Academy of Rural Development, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310058, China
3Institute of Rural Development, Zhejiang Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Hangzhou 310021, China
4School of Nontraditional Security Studies, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310058, China

Received:N/A; Revised:N/A; Accepted:N/A; Published:December 30, 2021
Abstract:
After achieving significant progress in the millennium development era, Bangladesh has also embraced sustainable development goals (SDGs), and to successfully attain these goals, sustainable rural development is inevitable. Hence, the government has taken initiatives to spur rural growth by ameliorating the main drivers of the rural economy. The country has already reached its sixth year of SDG implementation, and it is a decent time to assess the direction in which SDG implementation work regarding rural development is moving because insightful lessons from the assessment help raise the efficacy of efforts over the coming years. Therefore, the Preferred Items for Systematic Review and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) protocol is proposed to investigate efforts to ameliorate the highest priority areas between 2015 and 2021 and identify challenges that call for further attention. The findings indicate that despite the last six years of public and private efforts that have significantly advanced the rural economy, the following still impedes expected outcomes: complexities in allocation and utilization of development funds, technology backwardness, coordination complexities between public and private stakeholders, lack of capacity in managing and adapting climate-related risks, unethical practice in the health and education sector, social inequalities, low digital literacy, and the dissonance among education, industry, skill, and employment sector. Based on those identified issues, this article provides possible policy and strategy recommendations.

Keywords:  Rural development, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Rural economy; Bangladesh

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*Corresponding author; e-mail: sun_1_an@yahoo.com


Citation:As, F., & Zuhui, H., & Fu, L.L., & Tinaye, T.(2021). Sustainable Rural Development: Initiatives in Ameliorating Key Drivers of Rural Economy and Associated Challenges in Achieving SDGs in Bangladesh. International Journal of Business Studies and Innovation, 1(2), 140-163. https://doi.org/10.35745/ijbsi2021v01.02.0014

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