Measuring the SDGs: an initial picture for the Netherlands

Prompted by the UN list of provisional indicators to monitor progress on the sustainable development goals (SDGs), CBS has conducted a baseline measurement of where the Netherlands stands in terms of achieving the targets set for the SDGs. Relevant available data show that overall the Netherlands is doing well in many domains, but that there are also some areas of concern. For each SDG there are positive and less positive points and the picture may differ depending on the indicator used.

This report notes some reservations with respect to this first picture. Firstly, only one third of the SDG indicators are directly measurable for the Netherlands. In this report a number of supplementary and alternative indicators have been added.

Source: Centraal Bureau for Statistiek NL