In the Assessment of sustainable development indicators, the Federal Planning Bureau assesses for Belgium the trends of 51 indicators towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs, adopted by the United Nations in 2015: Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development). This assessment is the continuation of the ones published since 2005 in the Federal Sustainable Development Reports (Act of 5 May 1997 on sustainable development, text in PDF in French and Dutch).
For 26 of these 51 indicators, policy makers have set a target, a precise value to be reached by 2030. For the other 25 indicators, only a desired direction was determined. The assessment result for each indicator is represented by an icon.
|2023–April Assessment of 51 indicators — summary
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This assessment was made for the Voluntary National Review that Belgium presents at the July 2023 United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development. More information on the assessment method is provided in the report Sustainable Development Indicators 2023 (annex 6.5, report available in French and Dutch).
Previous assessment results are available on the website of the Federal Planning Bureau: report Sustainable Development Indicators 2023 (chapter 2, report available in French and Dutch); 2022 Sustainable Development Report (chapter 2; report available in French and Dutch); report Sustainable Development Indicators 2022 (chapter 2, report available in French and Dutch); article on 2021 Assessment (Trend break needed to achieve all SDGs by 2030); 2019 Sustainable Development Report (in French and Dutch, chapter 1); 2017 Sustainable Development Report (in French and Dutch, chapter 2); 2016 Assessment (in French and Dutch) and 2015 Assessment (in French and Dutch).
|2023–April Assessment of 51 indicators — details *
||The survey methodology of four indicators was substantially revised from 2019 onwards for greater accuracy. As a result, their data up to and including 2018 are not comparable with those from 2019 onwards. Those indicators are i01, i50, i51 and i52. This break in series could impact the evaluation result, which should therefore be handled with caution.