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SDG Transformations

Country-level data from 2019 Index and Dashboards

Project History

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.

The report is co-produced every year since 2016 by the Bertelsmann Stiftung and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN). It is a complement to the official SDG indicators and voluntary country-led review processes. The report is not an official monitoring tool. It uses publicly available data published by official data providers (World Bank, WHO, ILO, others) and other organizations including research centers and non-governmental organizations.

Report Description

This report is the fourth edition of the annual overview of countries’ performance on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals prepared jointly by the Bertelsmann Stiftung and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN). The Report covers all 193 UN member states and presents data on changes over time in SDG indicators, as well as calculations for trajectories until 2030.

For more information on this report, see

For data from our other projects, see


The data includes 2 file types. The Excel data contains both cross-sectional and trends data. The Stata file has the cross-sectional results.

  1. Cross-sectional and trends data from most recent year, Global Index Results 2019, available in Excel format.
  2. Cross-sectional data from most recent year, Global Index Results 2019, available in Stata format.


By downloading the data, you hereby agree to all of the terms specified in this license.


Please cite report as: Sachs, J., Schmidt-Traub, G., Kroll, C., Lafortune, G., Fuller, G. (2019): 2019 Sustainable Development Report. New York: Bertelsmann Stiftung and Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN).

The report was prepared by teams of independent experts at the SDSN Secretariat and the Bertelsmann Stiftung. The report was coordinated by Guillaume Lafortune (SDSN) under the direction of Christian Kroll (Bertelsmann Stiftung) and Guido Schmidt-Traub (SDSN) and the overall supervision of Jeffrey Sachs – Director of SDSN. Lead writers are Jeffrey Sachs, Guido Schmidt-Traub, Christian Kroll, Guillaume Lafortune and Grayson Fuller (SDSN). We are grateful to Jorge Moreno Membrillera (SDSN) for providing statistical support.


Please notify us about any publications that result from the use of the SDG Index and Dashboards Report and data by sending your bibliographic citation to and including information on your publication.

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The views expressed in this report do not reflect the views of any organization, agency or programme of the United Nations. It has been prepared by a team of independent experts of the SDSN Secretariat and the Bertelsmann Stiftung.

This report has been prepared with the extensive advice and consultation of the SDSN Leadership Council members. Members of the Leadership Council listed serve in their personal capacities, so the opinions expressed in this report may not reflect the opinions of their host institutions. Members are not necessarily in agreement with every detail of this report.

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