Progress for Every Child in the SDG Era, a report released in March 2018, assessed the world’s performance to date, focusing on 44 indicators that directly concern the 2030 Agenda’s most vulnerable constituency: children.
This brochure revisits the conclusions of that report, updated with 2018 data for a 2019 perspective. Our assessment is sobering:
- Almost a billion (945 million) children live in countries where the SDGs remain out of reach.
- Many children remain effectively uncounted given the limited coverage of SDG data, but this situation is improving.
- On average, 75 per cent of child SDG indicators in every country either have insufficient data or show insufficient progress to meet global SDG targets by 2030.