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Insight of the Week: Experts Rate Society’s Performance Poorly in Achieving the SDGs, Especially Goal #10

Insight of the Week: Experts Rate Society’s Performance Poorly in Achieving the SDGs, Especially Goal #10
Insight of the Week
26/03/2021
Tove Malmqvist

Experts Rate Society’s Performance Poorly in Achieving the SDGs, Especially Goal #10

Society’s Performance on the Sustainable Development Goals
% of Experts, 2021

Experts continue to rate progress on each individual SDG as mostly negative, with majorities rating progress as poor on ten of the 17 Goals.

Progress on Reduced Inequalities, Life on Land, and Life Below Water is rated especially negatively. The Goals with the most positive progress include Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure and Partnerships for the Goals.

This assessment by experts across the world suggests that we will have to increase our efforts if we are to achieve the SDGs by 2030. The so-called “Decade of Action” will require a different level of commitment from governments, business, and civil society.

Notes:

  • Question wording: How would you rate the progress made to date in the transition to sustainable development globally?
  • Data source: GlobeScan / SustainAbility Survey of over 500 experts representing business, government, NGOs and academia across 75 countries.

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