STEPS Eswatini 2018: Structural transformation, employment, production and society
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The Vision of the Government of Eswatini, as encapsulated in the National Development Strategy for the period 1997-2022, is to position the country by 2022 in the top 10 per cent of the medium human development group of countries, founded on sustainable economic development, social justice and political stability. Progress towards achieving the Government Vision 2022 has been hampered by slow implementation, and a number of challenges, including among others, epidemics such as HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis, climate change and variation, fiscal difficulties and sluggish economic growth. Achieving the long term sustainable development objective of the country requires significant changes in the country’s economic and social structures. The process of structural transformation has stalled in recent years, notwithstanding the substantial progress made in some key areas, such as education, health and infrastructure development.The main objective of the structural transformation, employment, production and society (STEPS) profiles is to produce country-specific data analysis and policy recommendations for structural transformation that will promote sustainable development. The profiles are produced by the sub-regional offices of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), with data validation conducted by the African Center for Statistics.
Citation“United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa (2019-09). STEPS Eswatini 2018: Structural transformation, employment, production and society. Addis Ababa. © UN. ECA. ”
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