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Chapters of the Sustainable Development Report 2021
Part 1: Increasing the Fiscal Space of Developing Countries to achieve the SDGs
The financing needs for SDG investments are far greater than the fiscal space available to low-income developing countries (LIDCs). To achieve the SDGs, the LIDCs will need a significant increase in fiscal space, which will require a combination of domestic and global fiscal policies.
Part 2: The SDG Index and Dashboards
The Sustainable Development Report 2021 presents data on countries' performance against the SDGs. It includes the sixth edition of the global SDG Index and Dashboards. This year's SDG Index is topped by three Nordic countries – Finland, Sweden, and Denmark – yet even these countries face major challenges in achieving several SDGs.
Part 3: Policy Efforts and Monitoring Frameworks for the SDGs
Due to data gaps and time lags in international reporting, national policies and commitments must also be considered in gauging a country’s efforts to achieve the SDGs. This section presents more forward-looking assessments of government efforts to achieve the SDGs.