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Egypt ranks 81st among 166 countries in Sustainable Development Report
Egypt ranked 81st among 166 countries included in the 2023 Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR), six spots forward compared to the previous year.
The overall score measures the total progress towards achieving all 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The score can be interpreted as a percentage of SDG achievement. A score of 100 indicates that all SDGs have been achieved.
Egypt scored 69.6 points in 2023 against 68.7 in 2022, thus reflecting Egypt’s painstaking efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
Assistant Minister of Planning and Economic Development for Sustainable Development Mona Essam said the report showed that Egypt realized progress in achieving several UN goals compared to 2022, including Goal 4, “Quality Education,” Goal 7, “Affordable and Clean Energy,” and Goal 17, “Partnerships for the Goals.”
In recent years, Egypt has demonstrated a strong commitment to sustainable development, implementing comprehensive strategies and reforms across various sectors.
The government has focused on promoting economic diversification, social inclusivity, and environmentally friendly practices.
These efforts have yielded positive outcomes, contributing to improved sustainable development indicators and reinforcing Egypt’s position as a regional leader in sustainable growth.
The report is published by the University of Cambridge in collaboration with the German foundation ‘Bertelsmann Stiftung’ and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), operating under the auspices of the UN Secretary-General and supervised by Professor Jeffrey Sachs, an expert in sustainable development.
The top countries on the index are Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Austria, France and Norway.
The 2023 Global Sustainable Development Report is launched as the world approaches the half-way point of the 2030 Agenda and struggles to rebuild in the aftermath (or in the midst) of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this context, practical solutions that can accelerate progress on the SDGs will be urgently needed.
The 2023 Report builds on the 2019 Report providing evidence that can help decision-makers to accelerate action and overcome impediments that stand in the way of progress on sustainable development. The focus will be on accelerating transformation through important entry points and enabling science to support this acceleration.