Paraguay and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

SDGs place Paraguay within a global community on a shared path toward the 2030 Agenda. Clearly defined objectives with data can lead to dramatic improvements in the health and well-being of all Paraguayans.

Overview of Paraguay's Sustainable Development Report

SDGPI has concluded this project advising the Paraguayan government on an investment plan to close gaps in the fulfillment of SDG goals. This process encompassed everything from monitoring (in which we compiled the first SDG baseline at the subnational level in the country) to the identification of gaps and articulation of priority areas. As part of the work, SDGPI compiled the first SDG baselines at the subnational level in Paraguay. Together, these analyses and scientific evidence formed the basis for a series of proposed policy and investment plans, as well as a fiscal blueprint to raise the funds for investment.

The project culminated in policy proposals informed by the most recent evidence and expert opinions. These span five critical areas where Paraguay exhibited significant gaps in achieving SDGs: obesity prevalence, teen pregnancy, deforestation, wastewater treatment, and R&D investments. SDGPI also assessed options to fund these policies.

Objectives

This project will not only inform domestic policy but will place Paraguay within a global community on a shared path toward the 2030 Agenda. Indicators provide Paraguay a common language from which to learn from other countries and share best practices. Clearly defined objectives with data can lead to dramatic improvements in the health and well being of all Paraguayans.

Launch of Paraguay's first Sustainable Development Report

On Monday November 8, 2021 SDSN launched the first Sustainable Development Report for Paraguay. The project came out of a year-long collaboration between SDGPI, SDSN, and Paraguay’s Finance Ministry with support from UNDP Paraguay. Read more on key findings and the report.

SDG Index Score (0-100) in the Departments of Paraguay

The report presents an international SDG assessment that compares Paraguay’s performance to its regional peers in Latin America, but also presents a subnational SDG index and Dashboards for the country’s 17 departments and capital district.

Presentation of the Sustainable Development Report for Paraguay 2021, which contains an analysis of the progress of the country’s SDGs, at the national and departmental level.

The SDGs provide a universal metric to be able to deeply understand the progress a country is making towards a sustainable future and the ability to compare that progress with other countries. Once a baseline is set and targets are created, all stakeholders can begin to move in the same direction.

<< This visual performance metric was created by the SDSN for the annual 2019 World Sustainable Development Report which covers all 193 member states of the UN.

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