FOCUS: Sustainable Development Goals

To find the latest World Bank publications relevant to each of the 17 SDGs, simply click on the SDG icon below.

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.

The World Bank Group has a treaty-based relationship with the United Nations (UN) that dates back to its founding. The SDGs, which were formulated with strong participation from the World Bank Group, are fully consistent with the World Bank Group’s own twin goals to end poverty and build shared prosperity in a sustainable manner.

Other World Bank Resources on the SDGs:
Dashboards tracking the progress of World Development Indicators related to Sustainable Development Goals are available in the World Bank’s Open Data portal.