Results at a glance

Development progress in numbers (2014-2016)

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Sustainable development

  • 24.7 million people (51 percent women) benefited from improved livelihoods initiatives in 119 countries, including economic transformation, natural resource management and early recover.
  • Over 2 million new jobs (36 percent for women) were created in 98 countries.
  • 35 countries developed action plans to address unfinished Millennium Development Goals work and transition to the sustainable development goals.
  • 94 countries implemented measures towards low-emission and climate-resilient development.

Inclusive and effective democratic governance

  • Nearly 75 million new voters registered in 40 countries. 
  • Over 3.2 million people (51 percent women) in 35 countries gained access to legal aid services.
  • 2 million people in 22 countries received antiretroviral treatment.
  • 27.6 million people took part in HIV-related behavioural change communication initiatives in 24 countries.

Resilience building

  • 1,239 disaster reduction and adaptation plans were put into place at national and subnational levels in 58 countries.
  • 38 countries adopted enforceable laws or regulations to address disaster and climate risks.
  • More than 5.3 million people had improved access to energy in 50 countries.
  • 240 early warning systems were established in 30 countries at all levels of government and community.
  • 481 plans and programmes informed by multi-hazard national and subnational disaster and climate risk assessments in 36 countries.

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