This short paper explores the contribution that the Global State of Democracy Indices can
make to the review of progress on the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for
Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Indices can be used to complement the official indicators of the SDGs,
to acquire in-depth knowledge on trends in achieving the specific targets of
individual SDGs. In this regard, the Indices can be used to provide data
on the SDGs for poverty (SDG 1), hunger (2), health and wellbeing (3),
education (4), gender equality (5), inequalities (10), sustainable cities and
communities (11), peace, justice and institutions (16), and partnerships for
the goals (17), as well as across the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.