International Journal of Developing and Emerging Economies (IJDEE)

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Sustainable Development

The Role of the Private Sector In Promoting Sustainable Development In Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia, Najran As An “Example (Published)

The present study aims to identify the avant-garde role of the private sector, and its significance in achieving the sustainable and comprehensive development in Najran Area, as an example for the local development in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It also aimed at identifying the challenges that impede the complete fulfillment of the role in realizing the comprehensive development. The researcher utilized the historical, descriptive, and analytical method in this study. The questionnaire was relied upon as a main data collection instrument. The study population consisted of the private sector organizations in the area. The author distributed the questionnaire to (96) owners of these organizations, who were taken as the study sample, which was selected through a simple random manner. The results of the study indicated that the private sector in the area produces products that realize self-sufficiency of the area population. This sector further has an effective role in reducing unemployment, finding job opportunities for the Saudi citizen, increasing his income, and contributing to the realization of the social security in the area. Most importantly, the projects of this sector are mainly environment friendly. The study showed that the state contributes with large amounts to support the private sector in the area, but the finance provided by the financing institutions to the private sector is still low. The study concluded that the private sector in Najran area plays an important role in achieving the comprehensive, sustainable development, both economically and socially; and that it is an example that could be followed for the local development in the area.

Keywords: Najran, Private Sector, Sustainable Development


The recent widely-publicized renewed commitment of the Federal Government of Nigeria, to increased funding of university education in Nigeria, is a milestone in the history of educational management in Nigeria. The development coinciding as it were, with the 100 years of the country’s amalgamation, provides a unique opportunity for all patriotic and committed academicians and other intellectuals in Nigeria, to renew their own commitment to partnering with the governments and people of Nigeria, to combat the challenges of the nation and take the nation to a higher level in the nation’s quest for sustainable development. This is to be done through an appropriate deployment of specialized knowledge – a vital tool crucial to attaining sustainable development in the 21st century – a knowledge-based century. The paper is advocating that appropriate knowledge be deployed through a multi-disciplinary approach, to first of all, tackle the multifarious challenges of the country. Following the attainment of this crucial goal, knowledge can then be further deployed as appropriate, to take the country to the next level, in our quest for sustainable development. In going about the assignments, on which a clarion call is being made to Nigerian academicians, the environmental option, is being advocated. This is because its multifarious nature, will be most ideal not only to capture appropriately, all the diverse challenges of the country, but also all sectors of development, whose sustainability is dear to all well-meaning Nigerians and all lovers of Nigeria alike. The benefits of adopting the environmental approach to sustainable development, as well as the possible strategies that could be adopted, are spelt out, so also are the roles for the supervising agency of government for the universities

Keywords: Built Environment, Natural Environment, Political/Governmental Environment, Socio-Economic Environment, Spiritual Environment, Sustainable Development


The purpose of this paper is to examine adult continuing education programmes for sustainable national development in Nigeria. The paper analyzes how adult continuing education programmes could be utilized for sustainable national development. In spite of Nigeria’s affluence in human and material resources, it is still being classified among countries with high level of illiteracy and poverty; it is also being classified as a developing country. This paper x-rays sustainable national development and makes a case for adult continuing education as a veritable means for achieving it. The paper concludes with some far reaching recommendations as a way forward; one of which is that the three tiers of government – federal, state and local, should allocate appropriate funds to adult education and they should as well empower the poor masses at the grassroot because we cannot achieve sustainable development where we have a nation where majority of the adult population are illiterates.

Keywords: Adult Continuing Education Programme, National development and Sustainable National Development., Sustainable Development, Utilization

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