Overview of SDG progress India has committed to the SDGs acknowledging that ‘India’s success in achieving SDGs will largely determine the global outcomes’ and mainstreamed Agenda 2030 into India’s development strategy and plans. Despite all its efforts, India cannot undermine the enormous challenges it faces in achieving SDGs. The fulcrum of this challenge lies in securing the SDGs for the vulnerable and marginalized (the "leave no one behind") population groups. A large proportion of Indians living below the national and global poverty lines are subjected to discrimination and social exclusion; they face barriers and constraints in accessing entitlements and state provisions and do not have the means to access private provisions. They are challenged in enjoying their human rights, citizenship and justice. Civil society priorities Strengthening of Civil Society Organizations’ (CSOs) capacities to monitor SDGs, Long term engagement with communities for wider reach, Continued engagement with communities a must to meet SDG targets, strengthen data gathering and analysis processes to deliver better, steps for ensuring inclusion in all policies, schemes and programmes, record the progress through formal reporting at regular intervals. Civil society engagement The Government of India officially engaged with civil society on Leave No One Behind Section for the 2020 Voluntary National Review. Public awareness SDG materials are mainly translated by the UN system to local languages.

National Coalition

Wada Na Todo Abhiyan

SDG Progress


Civic Space Rating
2ºC compatible

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Human Development Index

Human Development Index

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Human Development Index