Jonathan E. Oghenekohwo · Ekima A. Frank-Oputu
The development of a literate society is a pre-requisite for the emergence of a knowledge economy. The thesis advanced in this paper is that, without massive investment and promotion of literacy education, development that is targeted at the 17-point sustainable development goals (SDGs) will be bereft of citizen’s empowerment, engagement, experiential values and evidential consequences in social change. Therefore, using a qualitative approach conceptual), this study explored the causal correlation that subsists between literacy education, emergence of knowledge economy and sustainable development. The study established that, literacy is basic in andragogical context for facilitating citizens’ values re-orientation   attitudinal change for the acquisition of vocational or functional skills and operational knowledge that is beneficial to individual as well as the collective drive for a literate society for the reduction of vulnerability and increase in sustainability in development respectively as expected in the SDGs. Consequently, the resultant outcomes will be a knowledge driven economy which is essential for the attainment of the sustainable development goals as envisaged by the United Nations declaration of 25th of September, 2015.

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Sustainable Development and Measurement Techniques
Revista de Gestão Ambiental e Sustentabilidade 2015 (https://doi.org/10.5585/geas.v4i3.387)
Discussions on economic development, environmental theoretical currents and the United Nations (UN) international conferences have deepened the concept of sustainable development. Based on these elements, sustainable development is multidimensional a...

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The Integration of Socio-Economic Indicators in the CASBEE-UD Evaluation System: A Case Study
Urban Science 2018 (https://doi.org/10.3390/urbansci2010028)
The use of tools to measure the degree of sustainability of cities is the approach that receives the most attention in developed countries. However, studies of evaluation tools at the neighborhood level reveal that there are many weaknesses in the mo...

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Assessing the Economic Situation of Small-Scale Farm Forestry in Mountain Regions: A Case Study in Austria
Mountain Research and Development 2017 (https://doi.org/10.1659/MRD-JOURNAL-D-16-00106.1)
Austria is one of the few countries with a long tradition of monitoring the economic performance of forest holdings. The national Farm Accountancy Data Network also addresses some forestry-specific issues, given the high significance of farm forestry...

Mountain Forests and Sustainable Development: The Potential for Achieving the United Nations' 2030 Agenda
Mountain Research and Development 2017 (https://doi.org/10.1659/MRD-JOURNAL-D-17-00093.1)
The world is facing numerous and severe environmental, social, and economic challenges. To address these, in September 2015 the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted the resolution Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Deve...

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Civil Engineering and Building Service Topographic Permanent Landmarks Network. Spatial Coordinate Optimization
Present Environment and Sustainable Development 2016 (https://doi.org/10.1515/pesd-2016-0015)
Sustainable development is a modern concept of adaptation conditions for achieving objectives that respond simultaneously to at least three major requirements: economic, social and environmental. Achieving sustainable development cannot be accomplish...

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INTEGRATION OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND QUALITY ON ORGANISATIONAL AND REGIONAL LEVEL
International Journal for Quality Research 2016 (https://doi.org/10.18421/IJQR10.03-10)
Subject of the article is an integration of quality management and sustainable development, with the basis of considerations of sustainable development and the structure of the key quality factors pointed to the possibility of achieving synergy of ac...

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Awareness, Knowledge, Proficiency, Training and Expertise of Public Elementary School Teachers in Tacloban City on Education for Sustainable Development
Journal of Education and Learning 2017 (https://doi.org/10.11591/edulearn.v11i2.6241)

Education for Sustainable Development is a thrust pursued by the United Nations to ensure that future generations are protected from key issues that tend to heighten the deterioration of the present society and environment. Using the descriptive s...


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A Systemic Tool and Process for Sustainability Assessment
Sustainability 2017 (https://doi.org/10.3390/su9101909)
Sustainability assessment is a growing concern worldwide with United Nations’ Agenda 2030 being implemented. As sustainability refers to the consideration of environmental, social and economic issues in light of cultural, historic—retrospective and p...

Implications of Frugal Innovations on Sustainable Development: Evaluating Water and Energy Innovations
Sustainability 2015 (https://doi.org/10.3390/su8010004)
Frugal innovations are often associated with sustainable development. These connections, however, are based on anecdotal assumptions rather than empirical evidence. This article evaluates the sustainability of four frugal innovations from water and e...

A Global Review of Sustainable Construction Project Financing: Policies, Practices, and Research Efforts
Sustainability 2017 (https://doi.org/10.3390/su9122347)
Despite the increasing investment in sustainable development over the past decade, a systematic review of sustainable construction project financing is lacking. The objectives of this paper are to conduct a systematic review to examine the policies, ...

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Sustainability in Fashion Business Operations
Sustainability 2015 (https://doi.org/10.3390/su71115400)
Under the global trend of sustainability, many companies selling fashion products have to reshape their operational strategies. Over the past few years, we have witnessed many fashion companies going green by re-engineering their business processes a...

The Bidirectional Causality between Country-Level Governance, Economic Growth and Sustainable Development: A Cross-Country Data Analysis
Sustainability 2018 (https://doi.org/10.3390/su10020502)
In the context of contemporary society, characterized by the information users’ growing and differentiated needs, the way country-level governance and social responsibility contribute to the ensuring of sustainable economic development is a concern f...

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Effect of Corporate Governance Structure on the Financial Performance of Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE)-Listed Mining Firms
Sustainability 2017 (https://doi.org/10.3390/su9060867)
There have been many corporate collapses and financial crises in recent years linked to a lack of effective corporate governance. The South African King IV Code of Corporate Governance recommends that corporate governing bodies should be comprised of...