The annual SDG Index and Dashboards Report provides a report card for country performance on Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It is produced by SDSN and the Bertelsmann Stiftung.
The report uses available data to assess country performance on each of the SDGs in order to enable countries to take stock of where they are and help them set priorities for early action.
The 2017 report presents an updated, revised and improved SDG Index from the first 2016 edition. It also introduced SDG by SDG dashboards for all countries. The 2017 report also includes measures of “international spillover
effects”, which refer to the negative impacts some activities in high-income countries have on the ability of poorer countries to achieve the SDGs.
Governments and civil society can use the report 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.
In our region, New Zealand ranked 20th and Australia 26th on the Index, out of 157 countries. There is insufficient comparable data to allow meaningful assessments of SDG progress in Pacific Island nations, so these were not included.
To find out more about our regional perfomance on the Index, see: