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 86 indicators, classified in accordance with the SDGs. It is accompanied by an annual report, published for the first time in 2022 (see 2022 Report), continuing the reports on complementary indicators to the gross domestic product.

Most of the indicators were selected by the Interfederal Statistical Institute (see the 81 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).

SDG 4

Goal 4

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

SDG 6

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

SDG 17

Goal 17

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development