Covid-19 has further delayed progress towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with the 2020 Social Progress Index finding they will not be achieved until 2092 - 62 years behind schedule.
The Social Progress Index is an initiative of the Washington-based Social Progress Imperative, which ranks countries’ social performance on criteria such as nutrition, personal freedom, choice, water and sanitation and access to basic knowledge.
It also aligns social performance data with the SDGs to help policymakers track and report on country progress.
The 2020 Social Progress Index finds the world will not achieve the SDGs until 2082, with Covid-19 delaying progress by a further decade to 2092 - 62 years behind the 2030 schedule.
The Index, which captures social performance over the last 10 years, finds that the world is progressing despite the Covid effect, but it is still not enough to achieve the SDGs.
The 163 countries measured in th…