UK Stakeholders for Sustainable Development report: Measuring Up – How the UK is performing on the UN Sustainable Development Goals

The UK is performing well on 24% of the targets relevant to domestic delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals.

This is according to a July 2018 report by the UK Stakeholders for Sustainable Development (UKSSD) which calls for Government leadership and cross-sector action for achieving the SGDs.

The report also states that:

  • There are gaps in policy or inadequate performance for 57% of the targets
  • Performance is considered poor or there is little to no policy in place to address 15% of the targets

UKSSD recommends the following:

  • Responsibility for the Goals should ideally be in the Prime Minister’s Office, or with a senior minister with a significant domestic policymaking remit; top level political leadership is needed.
  • The Voluntary National Review process is an opportunity to engage stakeholders in producing a comprehensive and integrated plan to implement the SDGs. The Cabinet Office should lead an inclusive and transparent process to produce a whole-of-government response.

Read the report in full or the Executive Summary (pdf).