This report presents the information about IsDB Member Countries’ (MCs) progress towards the SDG targets as a group and its Regional Hubs (RHs). Similar to other parts of the world, IsDB MCs still have a long way to go if they are to reach the SDG targets by 2030. IsDB MCs overall SDG Index score stands at 62.2, suggesting that IsDB as a group is slightly over 60 percent to achieving the 17 SDGs.
Moreover, there is wide variation among IsDB Member Countries in achieving the SDG targets. In addition, SDG priorities differ from country to country. This information reflects a need for IsDB to adopt a more country-focused approach when assisting its MCs with their development initiatives towards attaining the SDG goals and increase its cooperation with MCs in identifying and tackling SDGs of specific concern to countries.
Finally, the report clearly identifies that the most challenging SDG dimension for IsDB MCs is the Prosperity dimension, particularly on Goal 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure). Indeed, the sectors that constitute Goal 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure) are the core and essential sectors for the development of each MC. Therefore, the IsDB Group may direct its limited resources to improving sectors related Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure. As there are existing interlinkages among the SDGs, by improving Goal 9, the IsDB Group will directly contribute towards the enhancement of other Goals, which its MCs are still struggling to address.