Under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, one decade is left to push development and compile much needed evidence to measure progress, stagnation and setbacks. The present report entitled “Between now and 2030: A statistical overview of progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals in the Arab region”, provides an overview of the Arab region’s progress in each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
It highlights where the region now stands from 2030 with a 2000 baseline. It also focuses on progress under the three prisms of poverty, gender equality and climate. The present report stresses the importance of data availability and their impact on planning processes. It provides a detailed assessment of latest data and the progress of available indicators for each SDG compared with well-performing regions and the world to highlight where the Arab region stands and how it has achieved.