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Europe Sustainable Development Report 2020

Meeting the Sustainable Development Goals in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic

Europe Sustainable Development Report 2020

The Europe Sustainable Development Report 2020 is the second edition of our independent quantitative report on the progress of the European Union and its member states towards Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This edition has a special focus on how we can use the SDGs to guide the economic and societal recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

View Rankings & Scores

The report assesses the progress of 32 countries on the SDGs: EU member states, EFTA countries, and the UK. This year, Finland, Sweden, and Denmark top the rankings. In addition to overall scores, we also feature a special spillover index and Leave-No-One-Behind index.

Explore Interactive Maps

Our interactive maps showcase the performance of European countries on each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Visualize countries' current performance or visualize trends to see which countries are on track. Dig into each of the 114 indicators covered in the Europe Sustainable Development Report 2020.

Analyze EU & Country Profiles

Our report features a dedicated profile page for each EU member state and the EU overall, showing performance and trends by SDG and by indicator. By clicking on a goal or indicator, you can view historical timeseries (when available) and detailed indicator metadata in the side panel.

Try the Data Explorer

Visualize and track countries' performance on each of the 97 trend indicators included in the Europe Sustainable Development Report 2020. The Data Explorer features up to 20 years of historical data for countries, between 2000 and 2020, if available. You can display all countries at once or select specific countries to compare.

Download Report & Materials

The entire report, datasets, and any additional materials are available free of charge and can be downloaded from our website. This includes our full report in PDF format, our Excel database with scores, ratings, trends, and raw values, our codebook, our methodology, and much more.