'Leave no one behind' Index 2019


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Institutional Document

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Policy Brief


This index reviews the readiness of 159 countries to ‘leave no one behind’, assessing and monitoring the extent to which government systems are set up and ready to meet their leave no one behind commitment enshrined in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It builds on its previous iterations in 2017 and 2018 and maintains the same methodology used in 2018. Our analysis compares changes over the past one year as well as increases the scale of coverage from 86 countries in 2018 to 159 in 2019.


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