Kenya is ranked position 119 in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals out of the 156 countries that are signatories of the goals.
The 2018 SGDs index and dashboard report says Kenya scored poorly in the efforts to deal with hunger, poor sanitation and affordable and clean energy.
The top five positions are dominated by central European countries where Sweden, Denmark and Finland emerged the top in that order.
Algeria is rated highest in Africa with the Central African Republic emerging last.
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The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by the United Nations member states in 2015 where 156 countries committed to work towards eliminating major challenges facing the world today by the year 2030.
According to the 2018 SDGs scorecard, Sub-Saharan African countries face major challenges in achieving most of the goals.
The report says ending extreme poverty and undernourishment ensuring basic access to water and sanitation, strengthening access and quality of health and education services remain major challenges in most countries.
In the rankings, Kenya is rated highest in the East African region at number 118 in the world with a score of 56.8 against a target set of 100 points. Rwanda comes second in the region at position 120.
Burundi at number 141 is rated as last in the region with a score of 49.8. This year’s Index is topped by Europe where Sweden, Denmark and Finland emerged the top in that order.
Algeria is rated highest in Africa at position 68 with 67.9 followed by Morocco at number 77 with 66.3.
The SDG Dashboard suggests that every rich country faces major challenges in meeting several SDGs, and that no country is on track to achieving all of the SDGs. The report is calling for more concerted efforts and investments towards achieving the goals.
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