Annual SDG Review 2022

Almost two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, Arab countries are recovering, albeit at different paces. Despite diminishing fiscal space and other constraints, they have deployed stimulus packages of varying sizes and adopted policy response measures to safeguard livelihoods and revitalize economies. Innovative approaches have emerged in the Arab region that deserve to be institutionalized and scaled up going forward. The Annual SDG Review 2022 focuses on the following three regional priorities for building back better from the COVID-19 crisis while advancing the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the Arab region: social protection, green economic recovery, and digital transformation. It also provides a statistical check-in on where the Arab region stands in terms of realizing the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.