Measuring the distance to the
in regions and cities.

To achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), subnational governments need to know where they stand today with respect to the 2030 Agenda. This tool allows selected regions and cities to measure their distance towards the SDGs.

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A role for regions and cities to leave no one behind.

The OECD estimates that at least 105 out of the 169 targets underlying the 17 SDGs will not be reached without proper engagement of and coordination with regional and local governments. Most underlying policies and investments are a shared responsibility across levels of government. Through the Territorial Approach to the SDGs, the OECD is supporting regions and cities to develop, implement and monitor strategies to achieve the SDGs.

Why a tool?

The tool shows the distance of 600+ regions and 600+ cities to end values for 2030 for the 17 SDGs. It also compares the performance with other regions and cities in their country and helps identify peers in other countries. The tool aims to foster peer-learning and policy dialogues across similar regions and cities, increase accountability of governments with regards to the SDGs, and raise SDGs awareness across the society at large.


The 17 Sustainable Development Goals

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No poverty

SDG 1 aims at ending poverty in all its forms everywhere

Food security and agriculture

SDG 2 aims at ending hunger, achieving food security and improved nutrition and promoting sustainable agriculture

Good health

SDG 3 aims at ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all ages

Quality education

SDG 4 aims at ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all

Gender equality

SDG 5 aims at achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls

Clean water

SDG 6 aims at ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

Clean energy

SDG 7 aims at ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

Decent work

SDG 8 aims at promoting sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

Industry and innovation

SDG 9 aims at building resilient infrastructure, promoting inclusive and sustainable industrialization and fostering innovation

Reduced inequalities

SDG 10 aims at reducing inequality within and among countries

Sustainable cities

SDG 11 aims at making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Responsible consumption

SDG 12 aims at ensuring sustainable consumption and production patterns

Climate action

SDG 13 aims at taking urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

Life below water

SDG 14 aims at conserving and sustainably using the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Life on land

SDG 15 aims at protecting, restoring and promoting sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably managing forests, combating desertification, and halting and reversing land degradation and halting biodiversity loss

Peace and institutions

SDG 16 aims at promoting peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, providing access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

Partnerships and enablers for SDGs

SDG 17 aims at strengthening the means of implementation and revitalizing the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development