SDSN and Bertelsmann Stiftung Publish Sustainable Development Report 2019

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Sustainable Development Report 2019
The Sustainable Development Report 2019 “Transformations to Achieve the SDGs,” prepared by the Bertelsmann Stiftung and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) which includes the SDG Index and Dashboards, is available now on This fourth edition of the annual stocktaking of progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) presents data for all 193 UN member states and assesses whether countries are on track to meet each of the 17 SDGs.   

Once again, Nordic countries – Sweden, Denmark, and Finland – top the SDG Index. Yet, even these countries face major challenges in implementing one or several SDGs. No country is on track for achieving all 17 goals with major performance gaps even in the top countries on SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production), SDG 13 (Climate Action), SDG 14 (Life Below Water), and SDG 15 (Life on Land). The report focuses on the deep transformations needed to ensure SDG achievement. You can view a presentation of the key findings of the report here.  

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2019 Africa SDG Index and Dashboards Report Additionally, the SDSN and the Sustainable Development Goals Center for Africa (SDGC/A) released the 2nd edition of the Africa SDG Index and Dashboards report. You can read this full report here.