Track Progress and Trends on Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals all over the world and in Afghanistan
The Sustainable Development Report 2021 presents the SDG Index and Dashboards for all UN member states, outlines the short-term impacts of COVID-19 on the SDGs, and describes how the SDGs can frame the recovery. It was prepared by teams of independent experts at the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the Bertelsmann Stiftung. According to this report, Afghanistan ranked 137 out of 165 countries in the SDG Index Rank, and its SDG Index Score is 53.9.
The SDG dashboard in this report outlines a positive achievement of Afghanistan for SDG 13 or Climate Action because the indicators showed that CO2 emissions from fossil fuels combustion and cement production, CO2 emissions embodied in imports, and CO2 emissions embodied in fossil fuel exports are on track and maintain SDG achievement.
In addition, Afghanistan is moderately achieving progress in SDG 4 or Quality Education, SDG 6 or Clean Water and Sanitation, SDG 7 or Affordable and Clean Energy, and SDG 8 or Decent Work and Economic Growth, though these SDGs face significant challenges.
Moreover, Afghanistan’s situation is stagnating in the SDG 2 or Zero Hunger, SDG 3 or Good Health and Well-being, SDG 5 or Gender Equality, SDG 9 or Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, SDG 11 or Sustainable Cities and Communities, SDG 16 or Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions in which major challenges remain in tackling problems in these areas.
For the SDG 15 or Life on Land, Afghanistan ranks poorly because of not protecting its terrestrial and freshwater sites that are of great importance to its biodiversity. Unfortunately, the country does not provide information and data for the SDG 1 or No Poverty, SDG 10 or Reduced Inequalities and SDG 14 or Below Water.