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.