CAIRO - 24 July 2022: Egypt ranked 7th out of 20 Arab countries, 4th out of 47 African countries, and 7th in the Middle East and North Africa region in the Sustainable Development Report 2022, Minister of Planning and Economic Development, Hala El-Said announced Sunday.
This came during a review by the Ministry of Planning and Economic Development of Egypt’s position in the Sustainable Development Report 2022, which is published annually by the University of Cambridge in cooperation with the German (Bertelsmann Stiftung) Foundation, and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), which operates under the auspices of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, and under the supervision of Professor Jeffrey Sachs, an expert on sustainable development.
The Minister of Planning indicated that Egypt ranked 30th out of 163 countries in the global outreach impact index, and that it outperformed in education, research and development indicators, health, well-being and demography compared to the performance of countries in the Middle East and North Africa and lower middle income countries.
On the evolution of Egypt’s performance in the Sustainable Development Goals Index, El-Said indicated that Egypt obtained a score of 68.7 in 2022, thus it was able to maintain its performance in the index although the regional average decreased from 67.1 in 2021 to 66.7 in 2022. It ranked 87th out of 163 countries covered by the report.
Egypt ranked 7th out of 20 Arab countries monitored by the report, and it ranked 4th out of 47 African countries, and 7th in the Middle East and North Africa region; within 16 in the same region.
She explained that Egypt ranked 15th out of 20 countries at the level of emerging markets in 2022.
The Sustainable Development Report 2022 (SDR2022) presents data on countries' performance towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and points to areas that require faster progress.