Original Research

Global governance reforms to achieve Sustainable Development Goal One (no poverty) in BRICS

Shikha Vyas-Doorgapersad
Africa’s Public Service Delivery & Performance Review | Vol 9, No 1 | a545 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/apsdpr.v9i1.545 | © 2021 Shikha Vyas-Doorgapersad | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 17 March 2021 | Published: 29 October 2021

About the author(s)

Shikha Vyas-Doorgapersad, School of Public Management, Governance and Public Policy, College of Business and Economics, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa


Background: The article discusses whether global governance is effective enough to uphold the economic development and can it combat poverty to achieve Sustainable Development Goal One (SDG 1) in Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa (BRICS). It is an area that is least researched in the domain of global governance.

Aim: This article focuses on the SDGs as part of global goals and investigates the implementation status of SDG 1 (no poverty) in BRICS countries.

Setting: The research is descriptive in nature that played an important role in developing an in-depth account of the status of SDG 1 in BRICS.

Methods: The article employed a qualitative, descriptive research method. This article, which is theoretical in nature, drew its arguments on secondary data, which included books, journal articles, newspaper clippings, internet sources and official documents.

Results: The findings confirm that global governance cannot be successful completely until it deals with aspects of legitimacy and representation.

Conclusion: From the literature reviewed, it can be deduced that BRICS is not in a position to achieve SDG 1 on absolute terms.


agenda 2030; governance; global governance; BRICS; poverty; sustainable development goals


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