Africa Sustainable Development Goal Progress Report 2021

Submitted by on Wed, 01/04/2023 - 02:48
Observably, the global community is at a critical moment in its pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The outbreak of external factors such COVID-19, is threatening decades of development gains, further delaying the urgent transition to greener, more inclusive economies, and throwing progress on the SDGs even further off track. Regrettably, the SDGs were already off track even before COVID-19 emerged. Progress had been made in poverty reduction, maternal and child health, access to electricity, and gender equality, but not enough to achieve the Goals by 2030. In other vital areas, including reducing inequality, lowering carbon emissions and tackling hunger, progress had either stalled or reversed.