A Guidebook for Assessing SDG Investment Needs

While much progress has been made in mainstreaming the Sustainable Development Goals into national development plans and strategies, what is often lacking is an assessment of the financial resources required to implement them. This Guidebook aims to provide practical guidance for policy makers and other stakeholders on how to estimate the investment needs for achieving the Goals. It builds on the analytical framework used in ESCAP’s Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2019: Ambitions beyond Growth, which estimated that an additional investment of $1.5 trillion per year would enable Asia-Pacific developing countries to achieve the Goals by 2030. The Guidebook has benefited from valuable insights shared by experts and policy makers at two regional workshops in 2018 and 2019. It comes with an online dashboard on SDG investment trends.