The second edition of the SDGs and Dashboards report on Africa, released by the Sustainable Development Goals Center for Africa (SDGC/A) and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) provides a survey for tracking SDG progress and ensuring accountability.
A recent report by the SDG Index and Dashboards shows Rwanda has been ranked among the top 10 countries in sub-Saharan Africa that are on progress towards attaining the UN-backed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.
The survey reveals that the country ranks top in East Africa, 7th in sub-Saharan Africa and 117th at the global level amongst 157 economies across the globe.
Worthy of note are, Gabon, in sub-Saharan Africa, which ranks first with 85th globally, followed by Mauritius, 103rd in the World and South Africa on third position and 108th globally.
According to the index, Sweden comes first in the world followed by Denmark and Finland ranks third.
The results nonetheless, African economies still face challenges across almost all the SDGs, with poverty, hunger and health as major concerns as opined by the Director General of SDGC/A, Belay Begashaw at the launch.
The report also stresses that many high-income countries perform well in areas such as economic development but still fall short of achieving a good all-round SDG performance.
Surprisingly, the countries closest to fulfilling the SDGs are not the biggest economies but small developed countries.