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Europe Sustainable Development Report 2021

Transforming the European Union to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

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Europe Sustainable Development Report 2021

The Europe Sustainable Development Report 2021 is the third 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 countries' National Recovery and Resilience Plans (NRRPs) and the transformation of the EU food system.

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The report assesses the progress of 38 countries on the SDGs: EU member states, EFTA countries, candidate 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.

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Our interactive maps showcase the performance of 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 107 indicators covered in the Europe Sustainable Development Report 2021.

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.

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Visualize and track countries' performance on each of the 107 trend indicators included in the Europe Sustainable Development Report 2021. The Data Explorer features up to 21 years of historical data for countries, between 2000 and 2021, 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.

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The Europe Sustainable Development Report 2021 is the third edition of our independent quantitative report on the progress of the European Union and its member states towards Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The report was prepared by teams of independent experts at the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP).

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