Economic irrationality in "Sustainable development goals": Goal 1 – End poverty in all its forms everywhere

Andrii Tymkiv, Inna Mykhailova


Introduction. Today, poverty remains one of the key problems in the development of society. Finding ways to solve the problem is a priority goal of scientific research. Strategic directions for solving the problem of poverty in the world have been worked out in the resolution of the UN General Assembly, which touches the main goals of sustainable development of the world. The resolution limits the process of overcoming poverty by the time frame of 2030 and declares a significant increase in basic indicators of human life, equality of access to life benefits, increasing the level of protection and creating reliable mechanisms to protect the poor.

The subject of the research is the problem of achieving the goals of sustainable development to overcome poverty.

Purpose. Formulate and highlight the contradictions for sustainable development in order to overcome poverty and prove the impossibility of time constraints in achieving the goals of sustainable development.

Method (methodology). The great number of methods, in particular,

 – analysis and synthesis in determining the nature and manifestations of the poverty;

 – methods of induction and deduction;

- the abstract-logical method in statements and conclusions about the rationality of overcoming poverty as a social phenomenon;

- methods of statistical forecasting in estimating the parameters of expenditures of households in Ukraine in the period up to 2030 are used in the research.

Results. It is established that the problem of poverty is complex, and to claim about the influence of the social-economic factors on the level of poverty as the only ones is extremely wrong.

The problem of economic irrationality in solving the problem of poverty by 2030 is comprehensively outlined in the research.

As there are a number of prerequisites for this: cyclical economic development, features of the social-economic structure of the country, peculiarities of traditions, culture, religion.

It is proved that in the conditions of Ukraine's economic development poverty manifests itself, although not in its extreme forms, but socially significant, which is visualized in the forecasts of household expenditure and their structure.

Conclusions. The peculiarities of the cyclical nature of economic development, the impact of objective and subjective factors on poverty as a social-economic phenomenon are not taken into account among the goals of sustainable development. Although the extreme forms of poverty have already been overcome in Ukraine according to the main UN indicators, the problem of population impoverishment will not be solved by 2030.


poverty; sustainable development goals; multidimensional poverty index; prognostication; household expenditures

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