In 2015 the United Nations adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with 169 associated targets: Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. To measure the progress of Belgium towards the SDGs, the Interfederal Statistical Institute (ISI, website available in French and Dutch) selected a set of 34 indicators, i.e. two per goal. These indicators were first presented in the Belgian Voluntary National Review (VNR), submitted to the July 2017 United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development. Other sustainable development indicators are gradually added to this set.

In 2019, the ISI adopted the 82 indicators listed below. The following institutions are participating in this process, with part of their work: Federal Planning Bureau, Sustainable developmentNational Bank of Belgium — Statbel, thème SDG (French), thema SDG (Dutch) — Brussels Institute of Statistics and Analysis (BISA), Plan Régional de Développement Durable, Gewestelijk Plan voor Duurzame OntwikkelingStatistics Flanders — Institut wallon de l’évaluation, de la prospective et de la statistique (IWEPS), Bilan Wallonie objectifs de développement durable — Service public de Wallonie (SPW), Bilan Wallonie objectifs de développement durable.

In the Assessment of sustainable development indicators, the Federal Planning Bureau assesses for Belgium the trends of indicators towards the SDGs.



Goal 4

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all


Goal 6

Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

SDG 14

Goal 14

Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

SDG 15

Goal 15

Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

SDG 16

Goal 16

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

SDG 17

Goal 17

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development