Progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals in the Arab region

ESCWA Publication: E/ESCWA/CL4.SIT/2024/TP.1

Country: Arab region, People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, Kingdom of Bahrain, Union of the Comoros, Republic of Djibouti, Arab Republic of Egypt, Republic of Iraq, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, State of Kuwait, Lebanese Republic, State of Libya, Islamic Republic of Mauritania, Kingdom of Morocco, Sultanate of Oman, State of Palestine, State of Qatar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Federal Republic of Somalia, Republic of Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Republic of Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Republic of Yemen

Publication Type: Information material

Cluster: Statistics, Information Society and Technology

Focus Area: 2030 Agenda, Climate change, Gender equality, Inclusive development, Future of employment, Natural resource sustainability, Statistics, Technology & innovation

Initiatives: Monitoring Sustainable Development Goal Data, Arab Forum for Sustainable Development

SDGs: Agenda 2030, Goal 1: No Poverty, Goal 2: Zero Hunger, Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being, Goal 4: Quality Education, Goal 5: Gender Equality, Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation, Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy, Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth, Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities, Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities, Goal 12: Responsible Production and Consumption, Goal 13: Climate Action, Goal 14: Life Below Water, Goal 15: Life On Land, Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions, Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals

Keywords: Arab countries, Child mortality, Climate change, Covid-19, Data collection, Decent work, Development indicators, Economic growth, Education, Energy consumption, Energy resources, Equality, Finance, Gender equality, Health, Hunger, Industry, Innovations, Justice, Maternal mortality, Natural resources development, Peace, Poverty, Productivity, Renewable resources, Sanitation, Sustainable development, Sustainable transport, Waste management, Water

Progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals in the Arab region

March 2024

The Arab region, which has been characterized by instability and conflict for the past two decades, is facing various challenges. The COVID-19 pandemic has not only hampered development efforts, increased poverty and burdened health systems in many Arab countries, but has also halted data production crucial to monitoring development progress and policy impact. The 2022 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development called for a new phase of accelerated progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It is therefore more urgent than ever to drive development and compile much-needed evidence to measure progress, stagnation and setbacks.

The present report provides information on the region’s progress in each of the 17 SDGs with their 169 targets and related indicators. It highlights where the region now stands in relation to 2030 with a 2015 baseline, and stresses the importance of data availability and its impact on planning processes. The report also presents key messages under each Goal.

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