ATLAS of Sustainable Development Goals 2023

With only seven years left until the deadline of the 2030 Agenda, we present this report with data to assess the progress and obstacles in efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) halfway through their implementation.

The Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals 2023 provides interactive narratives and data visualizations on the 17 SDGs. It highlights trends within each target and introduces concepts on how some of the SDGs are measured.

Some of the stories covered in the 17 SDGs include progress and challenges in eradicating extreme poverty, the impact of COVID-19 on global health, rebuilding educational systems after COVID-19, pressures on freshwater resources, sustainable transportation for a livable future, development assistance as a catalyst for progress, among others.

Regarding the SDG 17 on partnerships to achieve the goals, it calls for revitalizing global partnerships for development, which depend on increased and sustained resource mobilization. From 2019 to 2022, official development assistance experienced a sharp increase due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine. However, excluding these unique events, support to the world’s poorest countries was lower than pre-pandemic levels.

Progress towards the SDGs requires significant investment in programs, policies, human capital, and infrastructure. Official development assistance (ODA) from foreign governments plays a crucial role in supporting the development of less wealthy countries. In this regard, we call for collaboration and partnership to achieve the agenda’s goals. Through bilateral flows, as well as the involvement of non-governmental and multilateral organizations, including the United Nations and the World Bank, this assistance reaches recipient governments, providing them with the necessary support to drive their sustainable development. Together, we can make significant progress in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

The Atlas is ground on the World Bank’s World Development Indicators database, as well as a wide range of relevant data sources, including international organizations, scientists, and researchers from around the world.

The Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals 2023 was produced by the World Bank’s Development Economics Data Group (DECDG) in collaboration with various units within the World Bank. The Sustainable Development Goals Fund (SDG Fund) and the KDI School of Public Policy and Management provided generous financial support.

We invite you to read the report!