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World leaders are meeting to agree the Sustainable Development Goals that will replace the the Millennium Development Goals and shape the next 15 years of international development. But how much change is required to achieve the ambitious SDG agenda by 2030? Which goals are most off-track and will need to be prioritised? And what are the particular challenges that will face different regions?
Our new flagship report offers the first systematic attempt to project progress across the full SDG agenda, showing where – if current trends continue – the world will be by 2030. Whilst our projections reveal shortfalls, a closer look at recent top-performing
countries shows that if others were able to make similar rates of progress, we would get much closer to reaching the goals.
Great progress has been made towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which will expire this year. However some targets are so far off track that their replacement, the Sustainable Development Goals, will expire in 2030 before the orginal targets will be achieved. Overseas Development Institute Research Officer Chris Hoy writes on some of the successes and 'unfinished business' of the MDGs.