DR is in the “top 55” of the “SDG 2024 Index”.

In four years, the Caribbean country has moved up 18 positions

The Dominican Republic ranked 55th in the SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) 2024 Index out of a total of 167 countries. This was stated by the Ministry of Economy, Planning and Development (MEPyD), citing an international report of the global ranking.

In this year’s selection, which evaluates the SDG achievements of States at the global level, the Caribbean country advanced 18 positions from 2020.
Likewise, the data points out that Quisqueya went from 69.8 in 2019 to 73.10 in 2024 in the sustainability rating. In fact, it is placed above the average for Latin America and the Caribbean, which is 70.1, only surpassed by Uruguay, Cuba, Argentina and Brazil. However, it is above Chile, Colombia and Mexico.

The Vice Minister of Planning and Public Investment, Luis Madera, highlights that this improvement in the country’s position is due to the “positive trend” of poverty indicators, decrease in undernourishment, universal health coverage, literacy, progress in women’s education, decrease in unemployment, internet users, decrease in air pollution, protected areas, among others.

However, it points out that there are challenges in the increase of obesity in the population, maternal and infant mortality, completion of secondary education, access to financial services, in detainees who have not been sentenced, among others.

The report is produced, since 2016, by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN). It is a complement to the official SDG indicators and voluntary reports produced by countries.

The report uses available data published by international agencies, such as the World Bank, the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Labor Organization (ILO), among other entities dedicated to research.

About the ODS Index

The SDG Index establishes a global ranking that measures progress on the SDGs in 193 countries. The 2024 edition incorporates 125 indicators, including 98 global and 27 additional indicators used for the OECD country scorecards.

In this ninth edition, Finland, Sweden and Denmark continue to lead the way. These three Scandinavian countries are on the “right track” to achieve the SDGs. However, they face challenges in achieving some of them, notably, SDG 2 on zero hunger, SDG 12 on responsible consumption and production, SDG 13 on climate action and SDG 15 on terrestrial ecosystems.

Nations at the bottom of the index rankings tend to be affected by military conflicts, security problems and political or socio-economic instability. Yemen, Somalia, Chad, the Central African Republic and South Sudan are at the bottom of this inventory.


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