Sustainable development indicators

These indicators provide information on Belgium’s progress towards the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted by the United Nations: Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The website presents 82 indicators, classified and numbered in accordance with the SDGs. It is accompanied by an annual report – see the 2023 Report. These reports are the continuation of the reports on complementary indicators to the gross domestic product.

These indicators were selected by the Interfederal Statistical Institute – see SDG-I. Using three indicators per SDG, the Federal Planning Bureau assesses for Belgium the trends of indicators towards the SDGs – see the assessment of 51 indicators.

Belgium presents these indicators in its Voluntary National Review (VNR) to the July 2023 United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.

Data updated: March 2023 | Trends assessed: April 2023.


Goal 4

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all


Goal 6

Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

SDG 14

Goal 14

Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

SDG 15

Goal 15

Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

SDG 16

Goal 16

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels