Investment Needs for the SDGs

This report out of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network gives a detailed analysis of the funding needs, both public and private, to achieve the SDGs. It translates the 17 SDGs into eight investment areas and integrates climate change adaptation and mitigation. The paper also presents a financing analysis and discusses major gaps in our understanding of how the SDGs can be financed.

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Grace Stone
World Bank Paper Tests Methodology for Prioritizing SDGs, Indicators

A paper authored by staff from the World Bank Group explains the concepts of SDG proximity, centrality and density to help countries prioritize action on specific Goals and SDG indicators.

The most "central" indicators focus on energy access and use of improved drinking water sources, while the least "central" areas include poverty and climate action.

The authors caution against "writing off" an SDG or indicator as irrelevant simply because it features limited connections.

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Grace Stone