Good data and clear metrics are critical for each country to take stock of where it stands, devise pathways for achieving the goals and track progress.
The SDG Transformation Center produces SDSN's annual flagship Sustainable
Development Report (SDR), which includes the SDG Index and Dashboards. Every year,
this report provides the most comprehensive assessment of the performance of all
193 UN Member States on the 17 SDGs. Governments and civil society alike use the
SDR to identify priorities for action, understand key
implementation challenges, track progress, ensure accountability, and identify gaps that must be closed in order to achieve the SDGs by 2030 and beyond.
The Sustainable Development Report is consulted online more than 300,000 times annually by governments, researchers, investors, policymakers and consulting firms. SDSN's Index methodology was audited by the EU's Joint Research Commission in July 2019 and peer-reviewed by Nature Geoscience and Cambridge University Press.
In addition to the annual global edition, our team works with regional and local
partners on regional SDG Indices (e.g. for Europe, Africa, Latin America etc.)
and at the country and city levels.
We also publish spin-off indices to track the “Leave-No-One-Behind” principle of the SDGs and negative “International Spillovers” embodied into unsustainable supply chains and other physical and monetary flows. Together, the SDG Index and spin-off indices promote SDG accountability and action for the people and planet.