The Sustainable Development Report (SDR) 2020, including the SDG Index and Dashboards, has been released. It was written by lead author Jeffrey Sachs and a team of independent experts working at the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and Bertelsmann Stiftung, and published by Cambridge University Press.
The report outlines the likely short-term impacts of Covid-19 on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and describes how the SDGs can frame the recovery. The report also tracks progress by countries towards the SDGs. Since its launch in 2016, this annual report has provided the most up-to-date data to track and rank the performance of all UN member states on the SDGs. As an unofficial monitoring tool, the SDR is complementary to official efforts to monitor the SDGs.
We hope that the SDR will enlighten policymakers and the public on the progress made so far towards achieving the SDGs in each country, and will serve as a catalyst for increased efforts by citizens, governments, businesses, academics, NGOs, donor organizations, and other partners to build back better under the SDGs.
You can find the full report here as well as an attached press release.