Development and social justice: Education, training and health in Sudan

Nour, Samia Satti O. M. (2013). Development and social justice: Education, training and health in Sudan. UNU-MERIT.

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    Author Nour, Samia Satti O. M.
    Title Development and social justice: Education, training and health in Sudan
    Publication Date 2013
    Place of Publication Maastricht, NL
    Publisher UNU-MERIT
    Pages 31
    Abstract This paper discusses the importance of sound policies for achieving social development and social justice in provision of education, training and health services in Sudan. Different from Sudanese literature, we provide new contributions by explaining the low commitment to the standardized international equity criterion related to the supply-demand sides and provision of education, training and health services in Sudan. We fill an important gap in Sudanese literature by explaining that regional inequality in the demand for education (share in enrolment in education) is most probably due to economic reasons (per capita income and poverty rate), demographic reasons (share in total population) and other reasons (degree of urbanization) in Sudan. We find that the increase in the incidence of high poverty rates and low per capita incomes seem to be the most important factor limiting the demand for education, notably, demand for primary education, especially for females in Sudan. The major policy implication from our findings is that poverty eradication is key for the achievement of universal access to primary education, gender equality, equity, social justice and therefore, fulfillment of the second and third UN-MDGs in Sudan by 2015. We recommend further efforts to be made to improve equitable provision of education, training and health services to enhance social justice and social development in Sudan.
    Keyword Education
    Training
    Health
    Supply
    Demand
    Equity
    Development
    Social justice
    Sudan
    JEL I14
    I24
    I28
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    I2
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    I00
    Copyright Holder UNU-MERIT
    Copyright Year 2013
    Copyright type All rights reserved
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