Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals 2018



The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represent the world’s most ambitious plan to promote the sustainable development of our people and planet—and are fully aligned with the World Bank Group’s twin goals to end extreme poverty and build shared prosperity in a sustainable manner.

Achieving the SDGs by 2030 will require more and better financing, a renewed focus on implementation to improve the lives of those hardest to reach, and significant improvements in data collection and analysis. The World Bank Group’s country-led processes have shown us that countries have a strong desire to meet the objectives of the 2030 Agenda, and as a result, our support for this work continues to grow. The professionals in our sectoral global practices already possess deep knowledge of and experience in regard to all 17 of the SDGs. That expertise is reflected in this Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals 2018, which presents a visual guide to key trends and the issues that surround them. It aims to help us better understand progress on the SDGs and to aid policy makers engaging with them in their everyday work.




World Bank. 2018. Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals 2018: World Development Indicators. Washington, DC: World Bank. doi: 10.1596/978-1-4648-1250-7. License: Creative Commons Attribution CC BY 3.0 IGO