The Overall Scores By Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for Southeast Asian Countries
HOW well is the world doing with Agenda 2030 and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals? Not nearly well enough, it appears, Zakri Abdul Hamid wrote in Malaysia’s New Straits Times.
Three years after United Nations member states agreed on the ambitious 15-year programme at a New York summit, the third stocktaking of government efforts has been released; the 2018 SDG Index and Dashboards Report.
Detailed two-page profiles of SDG progress on every indicator that makes up the index are provided for all UN member states, along with trend data indication of how fast countries are progressing.
Produced by the Bertelsmann Stiftung and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), the report estimates whether a country is likely to achieve a particular SDG based on historic rates of progress.
How did Southeast Asian countries fare?
You can see how countries in the region scored on all 17 SDGs as listed below:
Note: Brunei is not included in the 2018 SDG Index due to insufficient data availability.
Apparently, it shows no country is on track to achieve all goals by 2030.
These include ending poverty and hunger, promoting good education, health and well-being, achieving clean water and sanitation as well as affordable and clean energy, and reaching gender equality.
Hopefully, this report is helpful enough for nations in the region to assess their performance what more to make sure the sustainability of each element outlined achievable for the sake of good humankind.