The World Bank: The 2020 Sustainable Development Goals Atlas is here!

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The Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals 2020 is produced by the Development Economics Data Group (DECDG) of the World Bank, in collaboration with various units across the World Bank

The Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals 2020 presents interactive storytelling and data visualizations about the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. This year’s Atlas guides readers through the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) using interactive storytelling and innovative data visualizations. It also highlights some of the emerging impacts of COVID-19 on the indicators and trends presented.

The Atlas draws from the World Bank’s World Development Indicators database, as well as from a wide variety of relevant data sources from scientists and other researchers. It highlights trends for selected targets within each goal and introduces concepts about how some SDGs are measured worldwide. More about digital tools HERE.

SDG 1 :The near future of global poverty

SDG 1 aims to end poverty, in all its forms, everywhere. Globally, poverty has been in decline, but even before this year, the pace of that decline had slowed. The economic effects of COVID-19 may have pushed more than 100 million more people into extreme poverty—the first significant increase in this measure in decades.

SDG 2 : Beyond hunger: Ensuring food security for all

Ending hunger entails ending chronic undernourishment. Undernourishment occurs when “a person is unable to acquire enough food to meet daily minimum dietary energy requirements for one year”.  It is a serious condition that can lead to stunting, other long-term effects on health, and diminished educational attainment.

After declining for a decade, the undernourished population is now rising. In 2019, more than 690 million people.

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The World Bank Group is one of the world’s largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries. Its five institutions share a commitment to reducing poverty, increasing shared prosperity, and promoting sustainable development.

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