Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

SDSN / the Bertelsmann Stiftung

SDG Index and Dashboards Report

The SDG Index and Dashboards Report provides a report card for country performance on the historic Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
SDG Index France

Rank: 5 (of 156 countries)
Score: 81.2

Rank: 10 (of 157 countries)
Score: 80.3

France Diplomatie

2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: How is France doing? (May 2017)

France’s financial commitments for development were clarified by the Interministerial Committee for International Cooperation and Development (CICID) on 30 November 2016. France will increase the funding of the Agence Française de Développement (AFD, French Development Agency) Group’s funding for sustainable development by €4 billion by 2020, €2 billion of which will be dedicated to climate. At the same time, an extra €400 million will be allocated to the most fragile countries in the form of bilateral grants. France will increase its climate effort with a commitment of €5 billion by 2020, and is promoting financing with climate co-benefits.


Human Development Index (HDI) | Human Development Report

Rank: 21
Index: 0.897

High-level Political Forum, United Nations

Voluntary National Review 2016

France strongly supported the United Nations’ adoption in September 2015 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which sets 17 Sustainable Development Goals for the world to eradicate extreme poverty, combat inequalities and protect the planet.

This first universal approach provides a new framework for development policies for the next 15 years. It builds on the eight Millennium Development Goals implemented since 2000, which have contributed to real progress with tackling hunger, poverty and child mortality, rolling back pandemics, and improving access to water and education.

Unlike the Millennium Development Goals, the new Sustainable Development Goals have a universal dimension and apply to all development challenges in all countries. In addition to the poverty reduction goals, the agenda features new goals to which France is equally attached with respect to environmental protection, gender equality, universal medical coverage, tackling illicit financial flows and corruption, and good governance.
Given our long-standing, unremitting commitment to sustainable development, France has volunteered to present its 2030 Agenda implementation approach at the very first high-level political forum held since the adoption of this agenda.

This report draws on consultations with civil society to present a first review of the implementation of each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals in France, identifying the main issues and challenges, government courses of action, and good practices and model measures already in place in a spirit of experience sharing.