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Policy Efforts

Every year, the SDSN mobilizes its global network of experts to track public statements by governments and the strategic use of public practices in support of the SDGs. Since 2018, this information has been collected through the SDSN survey on national coordination and implementation mechanisms at the central/federal level of government. The 2023 results for Bangladesh are shown below.

The survey was conducted in February 2023.

Voluntary National Reviews

When did the government complete a voluntary national review (VNR)?

2017 and 2020

High-level statement

Did the government issue an official statement endorsing the implementation of the SDGs?


SDG strategy/action plan

Are the SDGs being integrated into sectoral action plans or an overarching strategy?


SDGs in national budget

Are the SDGs mentioned in the latest central or federal budget document?


National SDG monitoring

Have national indicators been identified to monitor the implementation of the SDGs?

No, but there is online reporting on official SDG indicators

Designated lead unit

Is there a lead government unit for the coordination and implementation of the SDGs across ministries?

Yes, at the level of center of government

Spillovers in VNR

Are international spillover effects mentioned in the country's most recent Voluntary National Review?


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The Sustainable Development Report (formerly the SDG Index & Dashboards) is a global assessment of countries' progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. It is a complement to the official SDG indicators and the voluntary national reviews.

All data presented on this website are based on the publication Sachs, J.D., Lafortune, G., Fuller, G. (2024). The SDGs and the UN Summit of the Future. Sustainable Development Report 2024. Paris: SDSN, Dublin: Dublin University Press. 10.25546/108572

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