Sustainable Development Report 2021
The Sustainable Development Report 2021 is the seventh edition of our independent quantitative report on the progress of UN Member States towards Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This edition has a special focus on the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and the decade of action for the SDGs.
View Rankings & Scores
The report assesses the progress of all 193 UN Member States on the SDGs: This year, Finland, Sweden, and Denmark top the rankings. In addition to overall scores, we also feature a spillover index that tracks countries' positive and negative impacts abroad.
Explore Interactive Maps
Our interactive maps showcase the performance of countries on each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Visualize countries' current performance or visualize trends to see which countries are on track. Dig into each of the 121 indicators covered in the Sustainable Development Report 2021.
Analyze Country Profiles
Our report features a dedicated profile page for each UN Member State, showing performance and trends by SDG and by indicator. By clicking on a goal or indicator, you can view historical timeseries (when available) and detailed indicator metadata in the side panel.
Try the Data Explorer
Visualize and track countries' performance on each of the 92 trend indicators included in the Sustainable Development Report 2021. The Data Explorer features up to 21 years of historical data for countries, between 2000 and 2021, if available. You can display all countries at once or select specific countries to compare.
Download Report & Materials
The entire report, datasets, and any additional materials are available free of charge and can be downloaded from our website. This includes our full report in PDF format, our Excel database with scores, ratings, trends, and raw values, our codebook, our methodology, and much more.
The Sustainable Development Report (formerly the SDG Index & Dashboards) is a global assessment of countries' progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. It is a complement to the official SDG indicators and the voluntary national reviews.
All data presented on this website are based on the publication Sachs et al. (2021): The Decade of Action for the Sustainable Development Goals. Sustainable Development Report 2021. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
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