With an index score of 79 on the SDG Index, Belgium currently ranks 12th out of 156 countries in the global annual report produced by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network. Belgium seems to score high in SDG 1 (no poverty), while more improvement is needed in SDGs like SDG12 (Responsible consumption and production), SDG 13 (Climate action) and SDG 14 (Life below water).

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.

This year’s report includes several improvements and additions in comparison to previous versions. It incorporates trend data for the first time. New indicators have been added to cover more accurately the SDGs and associated targets with a special focus on “leave no one behind” for OECD member states.

Read the full report here.