Planning Ministry: Egypt ranks 83rd on sustainable development report

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Tue, 27 Oct 2020 - 01:00 GMT

Minister of Planning Hala el-Saeed - File Photo

Minister of Planning Hala el-Saeed - File Photo

CAIRO - 27 October 2020: Ministry of Planning and Economic Development announced Tuesday that Egypt ranked the 83rd out of 166 countries in the rating of the sustainable development report for 2020.


Addressing a ceremony held to launch an initiative on awareness about sustainability under the title of "Participate in Tomorrow, Today", Head of the Sustainable Development Unit Mona Essam said Egypt's ranking is better than some other Arab countries such as Jordan. Egypt is preceded by UAE, Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria and Bahrain.


She said Egypt's ranking in Africa is very advanced compared to other countries in the continent, asserting that Cairo is on the right track as per indicators of eradicating poverty, providing proper work and achieving of economic growth.


The overall score measures a country's total progress towards achieving all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The score can be interpreted as the percentage of SDG achievement. A score of 100 indicates that all SDGs have been achieved.

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