Measuring up: How the UK is performing on the Sustainable Development Goals

UKSSD's report ‘Measuring up’ shows how the UK is performing on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the first time. And while there’s an enormous amount to celebrate, the most vulnerable people and places in our society are increasingly being left behind.

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By 2020 Measuring up had been downloaded more than 12,000 times, featured in the media and in numerous debates and discussions, including in Parliament. 

Over 100 organisations worked together to produce the report, with the production of each Goal chapter led by an organisation with expertise in the subject. Their initial research was reviewed and added to by others before being captured in the final report.

Out of 143 relevant targets, UKSSD found that the UK is performing well on 24% (green), with 57% where there are gaps in policy coverage or performance is not adequate (amber), and 15% where there is little or no policy in place to address the target or the performance is poor (red).

Read the report

 

Measuring up: How the UK is performing on the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Executive summary

To download the technical research please access our dropbox folder

On launching the report, UKSSD called for leadership from the Government supported by cross-sector action from businesses, charities and people to ensure the UK achieves the SDGs as quickly as possible.