In 2017, the Belgian consolidated general government gross debt amounted to 103.1% of gross domestic product. To achieve the sustainable development goal by 2030, public debt must be reduced.
Public debt - Belgium and international comparison
percentage of gross domestic product
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National Accounts Institute; Eurostat (2018), Government deficit/surplus, debt and associated data [gov_10dd_edpt1], https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 15/10/2018).
UN target: 17.13 - Enhance global macroeconomic stability, including through policy coordination and policy coherence.
UN indicator: the selected indicator does not correspond to a UN indicator, but is related to UN target 17.13.
SDGs, Sustainable Development Goals: United Nations (2015), Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 25 September 2015, document A/RES/70/1.
Indicators: United Nations (2017), Work of the Statistical Commission pertaining to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 6 July 2017, document A/RES/71/313.
UN Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/ (consulted on 23/10/2018).
This indicator is also included in another database of the Federal Planning Bureau, additionally providing regional data for Belgium: the indicators of the innovation system.
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