Title

Infrastructure and Rurality: Challenges for Sustainable Economic Development in Latin America

Date of Publication

2020 12:00 AM

Security Theme

Critical Infrastructure

Keywords

sustainable infrastructure, sustainabledevelopment, poverty, inequality, rurality

Description

Latin America is a region with a great environmental and cultural diversity; however, most of its countries have high levels of poverty and inequality, characteristics that are accentuated in rural areas. This paper establishes that the reduction of the urban rural gap and investment in sustainable infrastructure are the key challenges facing Latin American governments to achieve significant progress. The analysis explains that, if infrastructure projects are promoted in the region, it impacts on at least nine sustainable development goals (SDGs), which would result in a significant increase in people's well-being.

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Infrastructure and Rurality: Challenges for Sustainable Economic Development in Latin America

Latin America is a region with a great environmental and cultural diversity; however, most of its countries have high levels of poverty and inequality, characteristics that are accentuated in rural areas. This paper establishes that the reduction of the urban rural gap and investment in sustainable infrastructure are the key challenges facing Latin American governments to achieve significant progress. The analysis explains that, if infrastructure projects are promoted in the region, it impacts on at least nine sustainable development goals (SDGs), which would result in a significant increase in people's well-being.