July 16th, 2018

Q&A: Economist Jeffrey Sachs on jumpstarting lagging SDG progress

Sustainable Development

NEW YORK — New findings produced by economist Jeffrey Sachs’ organization UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network echoed the same concern that the United Nations voiced last month: Not one country is currently on track to meet the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

The network released its 2018 SDG Index and Dashboards Report last Monday, at the launch of the U.N. High-level Political Forum. Forty-seven countries will offer voluntary progress updates on achieving the Global Goals, as they are known, early this week.

Implementation gaps of the SDGs remain large in G-20 countries, the SDG Index found, as only India and Germany have partially done an assessment of sustainable development investment needs. The United States and Russia have taken the least action on implementing the goals.

Read the full article at DevEx.


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