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Country-level Evaluation of SDG Progress and Achievement

The Frederick S. Pardee Center for International Futures

This project resulted in two reports, detailing the sustainable development goals in Mexico and Moldova. 

Mexico: Mexico has a large and globally-integrated economy, home to both a burgeoning middle class and internationally competitive firms. At the same time, the vast majority of Mexicans work informally and many live in poverty or lack social security. The country has made great strides in expanding its economy, reducing poverty, and improving the health and education of its population. But it continues to face enduring development challenges, including persistent inequality, low productivity, and lagging infrastructure, which hold it back from widespread prosperity. This report explores Mexico’s current development trajectory to 2030 across areas of human and economic development. It then presents four alternative scenarios designed to help explore the impacts of different policy approaches. Using the International Futures (IFs) modeling platform, these scenarios are evaluated in terms of their ability to accelerate Mexico’s development progress and help the country achieve the targets set by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Moldova: The report uses IFs to examine development trends, scenarios of possible interventions, and potential longterm outcomes towards achieving the SDGs. The goal of the report is to steer collective efforts toward achievement of the SDGs in Moldova.