The Sustainable Development Report 2021 including the updated SDG Index and Dashboards, were released on 14 June. The yearly resources provide data to track and rank the performance of all UN Member States on the 17 SDGs. The interactive SDR 2021 Dashboards provide a visual representation of countries’ performance by SDG to identify priorities for action.
The 2021 SDG Report shows the first-ever global decline in SDG progress driven by increased poverty rates and unemployment related to COVID-19.
The authors stress that each country’s strategy to achieve the SDGs must avoid generating negative impacts on other countries; high-income countries and OECD countries tend to generate the largest negative spillovers.
Among the country-specific findings released:
The report highlights that for the poorest countries, SDG progress is being pushed back a full ten years because of the pandemic (SDG 10, reduced inequalities), and foreign direct investment is expected to drop by 40% (SDG 17, partnership for the Goals), adding to a shrinking ability for countries to make critical investments in recovery, climate change, and the SDGs.
Read the excecutive summary here.
(source: SDR Press release)
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