Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.
The SDGs work in the spirit of partnership and pragmatism to make the right choices now to improve life, in a sustainable way, for future generations. They provide clear guidelines and targets for all countries to adopt in accordance with their own priorities and the environmental challenges of the world at large. The SDGs are an inclusive agenda. They tackle the root causes of poverty and unite us together to make a positive change for both people and planet.
National Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (2012)
The vision of the National STI Policy is, to achieve the security, prosperity and social cohesion of Pakistan through equitable and sustainable socio-economic progress using science, technology and innovation as central pillars of development in all sectors of economic activity.
National Planning Commission’s ‘Vision 2025’
The document is set out by the Planning Commission under the Federal Ministry of Planning, Development and Reforms, which states that “In addition to the traditional fields of Science & Technology, the policy focus represents a paradigm shift in Research & Development in emerging technologies and its strategic exploitation through commercialization opportunities to create new companies, new solutions and new jobs.
KP Integrated Development Strategy 2014-18
In the Energy sector, the government expressed the need for the ‘provision of cheap and indigenous energy sources’ including the exploration of alternative energy sources. In Agriculture, the need for ‘increase in farm income and productivity’ was stated with technology-based value addition including those to improve livestock and aquaculture yield. In Higher Education, the need for ‘quality education and human resource development’, which is in line with market demands, has been stated. And finally, in industry, development is stressed to fuel ‘economic growth and job creation’ including the training of ‘skilled workforce’ that could cater for the socioeconomic development of the province.
KP Economic Growth Strategy
The objective of the growth strategy is to reverse and improve KP’s human development indicators up to the national average. For this to happen, KP’s economy will need to grow at a much higher rate, preferably 7.5% per annum in accordance with Vision 2025’s target. The growth sectors getting priority in the context of growth policy consist of Manufacturing, Construction, Agriculture and Livestock, Mining and Tourism.