The SDG Index and Dashboards Report 2020 published by the Bertelsmann Stiftung and Sustainable Development Solutions Network ranked Malta in the 32nd place out of 166 countries with a score of 76 (0 denoting worst performance and 100 describing the optimum). This score confirms we have re-affirmed our constant commitment to achieve the established UN goals and targets by 2030.
In response to this assessment, Minister Carmelo Abela noted that Malta maintained a positive trend with regards to SDG 1 (No Poverty), SDG 4 (Quality Education), SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy) and SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth). Meanwhile all other SDGs bar SDG 10,12 and 13 show signs of moderate improvement.
The Ministry within the Office of the Prime Minister (responsible for Sustainable Development) notes that while there are signs of continuous improvements, more work needs to be done to achieve the established goals and targets of the 2030 Agenda. In this regard, the Sustainable Development Directorate is working on a number of initiatives which aim to streamline sustainable development principles throughout the workings of the government.