World Bank Releases 2020 Atlas of SDGS

The World Bank has published its Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals 2020, which features information and data visualizations covering the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

The atlas highlights trends and scores for selected targets within each SDG. Where data is available, it also highlights the emerging impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the SDGs.

The atlas uses data from the World Bank’s World Development Indicators database, as well as from a wide variety of other source worldwide.

The SDGs seek to guide global action to address many of the world’s greatest challenges, such as eradicating poverty, eliminating hunger, expanding access to education, achieving gender equality, and addressing the climate crisis. As a World Bank blog post notes, the atlas includes analysis of key SDG indicators and trends, which is important for measuring progress and directing action.  

The 2020 atlas also features a storytelling narrative that interweaves concepts about how the SDGs are measured. Where data is available, the atlas also highlights some of the emerging impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the indicators and trends presented.

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