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Johor Sustainable Development Report 2020

Updated: Oct 17, 2023

The year 2020 has been an unprecedented year for the entire world, transforming the development trajectory of many cities in developing nations. Globally, the COVID-19 pandemic is estimated to increase extreme poverty by between 88 million (baseline estimate) and 93 million (downside estimate) in 2020, according to the World Bank. With the numerous setbacks faced as a result of the pandemic, there is a need to access and analyze Johor’s development in the past one year, based on available data.

Hence, the Economic team of Bait Al Amanah compiled statistics, provided insight and specified policy recommendations in the Johor Sustainable Development Report 2020 (JSDR 2020). Using a multi-disciplinary approach, the praise-worthy achievements of the state were objectively highlighted, while areas for improvement were explored. This report covers a wide range of subject matter including governance, economic growth, human capital, infrastructure, environment, healthcare and education among others.

In addition, the pandemic and the resulting socioeconomic repercussions threatens to reverse the progress in achieving the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Thus, JSDR 2020 carefully relooked and reevaluated Johor’s progress in ending poverty and other deprivations in line with strategies which improve welfare, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth. This will enable the State Government and policy-makers to identify and implement necessary strategic measures to propel Johor towards greater resilience, equitability and shared prosperity.

Main Features of Report

  1. 11 Chapters – Covering significant topics across political, economic and social dimensions

  2. Johor In Numbers – Compilation and brief analysis of the latest available numerical data and information from official sources

  3. SDG Key Success Factors & Remaining Priorities – Objective identification of the indicators under 17 SDG Goals which have been met and the remaining ones which need to be addressed strategically

  4. Policy Recommendations – Suggested policies including justification and mechanisms which should be considered, with international case studies where applicable

For the full report, please refer to the attachment below:

1 JSDR 2020
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