AUTHOR(S): Nicolai S, Hoy C, Bhatkal T & Aedy T
ABSTRACT: This paper shows how Latin America and the Caribbean are likely to progress across the SDG agenda by 2030, if current trends continue. The region is set to achieve a number of goals although inequality is particularly rife. The region is moving in the wrong direction on several goals, such as reducing violent deaths and marine conservation.
Current progress on achieving universal access to sanitation will need to be two to three times faster to meet target 6.1. On average, all three sub-regions (Central America, South America and the Caribbean) are set to have access to sanitation for around 90% of their populations by 2030, if current trends continue. Chile, Argentina, Venezuala and Paraguay are set to achieve this (South America is, by and large, the furthest ahead of the three subregions). Other countries that are set to miss the target are mainly situated in the Caribbean (such as Haiti, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago).