Projecting progress: the SDGs in sub-Saharan Africa

TITLE: Projecting progress: the SDGs in sub-Saharan Africa

AUTHOR(S): Nicolai S, Hoy C, Bhatkal T & Aedy T

YEAR: 2016

ABSTRACT: This paper shows how sub-Saharan Africa is likely to progress across the SDG agenda by 2030, if current trends continue. Although the report predicts some gains for many of the goals and targets, low starting points and inequality between countries will make sub-Saharan Africa's achievement of the global goals particularly difficult. While goals and targets relating to economic growth and the strengthening of domestic-resource mobilisatio are set to make considerable progress, the majority of goals - including improving sanitation - must increase the speed of progress by several multiples of current rates in order to reach the SDG targets.