2018 SDG Index and Dashboards Report


Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals, adopted by all member states of the United-Nations in 2015, describe a universal agenda that applies to and must be implemented by all countries. Sound metrics and data are critical for turning the SDGs into practical tools for problem solving.

The SDG Index and Dashboards Report is the first worldwide study to assess where each country stands with regard to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Unlike its predecessor the Millennium Development Goals, the SDGs set standards not only for emerging and developing countries, but also for the industrialized nations. Governments and civil society alike can utilize the SDG Index and Dashboards Report to identify priorities for action, understand key implementation challenges, track progress, ensure accountability, and identify gaps that must be closed in order to achieve the SDGs by 2030.


2018 Results Publications

2018 SDG Index and Dashboards

The 2018 SDG Index and Dashboards report presents a revised and updated assessment of countries’ distance to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It includes detailed SDG Dashboards to help identify implementation priorities for the SDGs. The report also provides a ranking of countries by the aggregate SDG Index of overall performance.

Compact Edition: G20 and Large countries

The compact edition of the 2018 SDG Index and Dashboards is a reduced version of the full report providing country profiles for G20 countries and large countries (with a population of over 100 million inhabitants).

Country Profiles Edition

The country profiles edition provides access to summary information sorted by alphabetical order of countries’ name for the 193 UN Member States. 


Interactive Dashboards

The SDG Dashboards provide a visual representation of countries’ performance by SDGs to identify priorities for action. The “traffic light” color scheme (green, yellow, orange and red) illustrates how far a country is from achieving a particular goal. As in previous years, the Dashboards and country profiles for OECD countries include additional metrics that are not available for non-OECD member countries. For the first time we present SDG Trend Dashboards that indicate whether a country is on track to achieve a particular goal by 2030.