poster of 2018 world development indicators

The World Bank has released the 2018 Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). With over 180 maps and charts, the new publication shows the progress societies are making towards the 17 SDGs. The Atlas draws on World Development Indicators, a database of over 1,400 indicators for more than 220 economies, many going back over 50 years.

“When both the public and policy makers share an evidence-based view of the world, real advances in social and economic development, such as achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), become possible.”
Shanta Devarajan

This report is of particular value during a point when the Victorian State of the Environment (SoE) report is currently being prepared by the team at the Office of the Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability. The 2018 SoE will start to align Victoria’s environmental reporting with the SDG indicators.