Vietnam improves its position on Sustainable Development Goals

Vietnam is up three ranks on the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Index this year, moving ahead on several fronts.

The country is ranked 54th among 162 countries and territories on the SDG Index, which tracks countries’ performances on achieving the 17 SDGs set by the United Nations (U.N.) General Assembly in 2015, including clean water, affordable energy, strong institutions and reduced inequalities, according to the 2019 Sustainable Development Report.

The report was prepared by the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Solutions Network and Germany-based foundation Bertelsmann Stiftung.

Vietnam scored an Index of 71.1, with 0 being the worst and 100 being the best, compared to a regional average score of 65.7 in East and South Asia. The highest scorer in the region is China at 73.2, and the lowest, Pakistan, at 55.6.

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Phan Anh