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IGOV Lecturer Teaches Issues in Economic Development of Developing Countries: achieving SDGs at UUM

Yogyakarta-(11/1). Rahmawati Husein, MCP, Ph.D., a Lecturer from IGOV, gave lectures at UUM about Economic Development of Developing Countries: Achieving SDGs.
The class which was attended by 102 participants on Zoom Meeting platform was conducive and lively.
Rahmawati Husein, MCP, Ph.D. conveyed Economic Development is programs, policies, or activities that seek to improve the economic well-being and quality of life for a community In ASEAN, which only has Singapore as the developed country. Malaysia is an upper income country. Indonesia, Thailand, and Philippines are middle-low income counties. Then the rest are low income.
Economic development issues in the developing countries are poverty and inequality, Population, Urbanization, crowding, housing, unemployment, slums, water shortage, hazard, Agriculture, Environment and development. In the International context, it reflects the process of SDGs (17) are the revolution from MDGs (8).
How to achieve the status as developed country? Eradicate poverty and hunger, establish socioeconomic inclusion, and protect the environment by guaranteeing a healthy life, giving access to basic services such as water, sanitation, sustainable energy, and supporting the generation of development opportunities through inclusive education and decent work.
One of the students from UUM, Sahira asked comparatively between Indonesia and Malaysia, which country performs the better SDG.
Mrs. Ama answered, “we cannot assume which one is the better because every country has different focus, in Malaysia they focused more on industrialization while in Indonesia we focused more on equality and such”.

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