Factor of landlocked position in pursuing sustainable development. Case of Bolivia in XXI century

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Affiliation: Roscongress Foundation
Address: Russian Federation, Moscow
Journal nameLatin America
EditionIssue 1

In the article the author attempts to 1) summarize the most relevant data and conclusions about the economy of landlocked countries, 2) assess the impact of the land-locked factor on the modern economy of Bolivia, and 3) answer the question: to what extent Bolivia's landlocked position hinders its progress towards the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Bolivia's landlocked position is one of the key determinants of the country's economy and development, but it seems unlikely that the structural weaknesses of the Bolivian economy can be attributed solely to it. Recognizing their vulnerability, landlocked developing countries must make a double effort to ensure informed and inclusive decision-making, balancing the achievement of the various SDGs together with all stakeholders. With little transparency in government plans and a lack of visible public consultation process, Bolivia's policies for sustainable growth appear to be lacking in coherence.

KeywordsBolivia, economy, inland countries, sustainable development goals
Publication date24.01.2022
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