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Roads and Goal 8 of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda

Director General de Oficemen. Profesor Titular de Transportes de la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid


Through the experience of a trip to Rwanda, the author describes the role of roads in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations 2030 Agenda. Specifically, the article focuses on goal 50 “Decent work and economic growth”. The author also reviews the theories of the last XNUMX years which try to explain how transport influences the general development of a society. Growth, employment, inclusion, training, health, safety, sustainable tourism, appearance of financial services ... All these are the benefits of a quality road network that allows agile and efficient mobility. The article concludes by referring to the negative consequences that the pandemic has had and will have on the economic evolution of the poorest countries of the planet.


SDG, Agenda 2030, Transport, Developing countries, Employment, COVID-19

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