Economic Growth and Industrialization on the 2030 Agenda: Prospects for Mexico

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Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
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September 2016
Paper author(s): 
Alejandra Trejo Nieto
Institutions and Development
Macroeconomics - Economic growth - Monetary Policy

In 2015, the United Nations approved a new international development agenda, known as the 2030 Agenda, consisting of 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 targets. The agenda asserts the need for targeted actions to bolster sustainable economic growth, decent employment, and industrialization in all countries. This international strategic framework is of particular relevance to Mexico in light of its low-growth context, as well as its relative abandonment of active industrialization policies, for more than three decades now. This document provides a retrospective view of growth and industrialization in Mexico, and identifies challenges and obstacles in the current national context when it comes to achieving the targets set forth in Goals 8 and 9 on the 2030 Agenda.


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