Measuring Distance to the SDG Targets 2019. An Assessment of Where OECD Countries Stand

Who’s behind it? – OECD


How can it help? – To assist their member countries in the implementation of the SDGs, the OECD has developed a unique methodology allowing comparison of progress across SDG goals and targets.

Based on the UN Global List of 244 indicators, this study evaluates the distance that OECD countries need to travel to meet SDG targets for which data is currently available. This 2019 edition of the study presents the latest results for OECD countries, both on average and individually, as well as new exploratory approaches to assessing progress over time and transboundary aspects of the SDGs.

By providing a high-level overview of countries’ strengths and weaknesses in performance across the SDGs, this study aims to support countries in navigating the SDGs and in setting their own priorities for action within the broad 2030 Agenda.


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