The World Bank Group has a treaty-based relationship with the United Nations (UN) that dates back to its founding, and through that relationship, works to build a partnership that supports Member States and contributes to effective development outcomes while preserving the distinct mandates of each institution. Over the years, the WBG has collaborated with the UN in nearly every region and sector, and its engagement has deepened since the adoption of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and now with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The SDGs are fully consistent with the World Bank Group’s own twin goals to end poverty and build shared prosperity in a sustainable manner. Nearly 800 million people now live in extreme poverty – earning $1.90 per day or less. For the first time, the world has set a deadline for ending extreme poverty -- by 2030. Among the 17 SDGs, ending extreme poverty is goal number one, and it is the same for the World Bank Group.
The Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals 2020 presents interactive storytelling and data visualizations about the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. It highlights trends for selected targets within each goal and introduces concepts about how some SDGs are measured. Where data is available, it also highlights the emerging impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the SDGs.