ACHIEVING SUSTAINABLE DELOPMENT GOALS – THAILAND HAS CHALLENGES BUT LEADING ASEAN COUNTRIES

The UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network Sustainable Development Report (SDR), tracks progress on the Global Goals for 2030’s.

ACHIEVING SUSTAINABLE DELOPMENT GOALS – THAILAND HAS CHALLENGES BUT LEADING ASEAN COUNTRIES

For the first time since Heads of State of all 193 UN member countries agreed on these universal goals at a historic summit in 2015, the annual report shows a reversal in progress.

The report was written by a group of authors led by Prof. Jeffrey Sachs, President of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN). Published by Cambridge University Press, the publication outlines the short-term impacts of COVID-19 on the SDGs and describes how the SDGs can frame the recovery.

“For the first time since the SDGs were adopted in 2015, the world lost ground on the SDGs in 2020. The Covid-19 pandemic has created not only a global health emergency but also a sustainable development crisis. To restore SDG progress, developing countries need a significant increase in fiscal space, through global tax reform and expanded financing by the multilateral development banks. Fiscal outlays should support the six key SDG transformations: quality education for all, universal health coverage, clean energy and industry, sustainable agriculture and land use, sustainable urban infrastructure, and universal access to digital technologies.” says Jeffrey D. Sachs, author of the report.

In 2021, Thailand has Sustainable Development Goals index (SDGs index) score of 74.2 as the 1st place in ASEAN, 3rd place in Asia, and 43rd place in the world.

ACHIEVING SUSTAINABLE DELOPMENT GOALS – THAILAND HAS CHALLENGES BUT LEADING ASEAN COUNTRIES

According to Sustainable Development Report 2021, 165 countries are ranked by their overall score in 2021. The overall score measures a country’s total progress towards achieving all 17 SDGs. The score can be interpreted as a the percentage of SDG achievement. A score of 100 indicates that all SDGs have been achieved.

In 2021, Thailand has important challenges such as Zero hunger, Good health and well-being, Reduced inequalities, Life below water, and Life on land.