This ambition continues with SDG3, which aspires to promote the best possible health and well-being for all. Four targets were selected for assessment of the third SDG, as these have the most comprehensive datasets. These targets addressed a reduction in the global maternity mortality ratio; an end to preventable deaths of newborns and children under 5-years of age; an end to the AIDS epidemic; and a one third reduction of premature mortality from non-communicable diseases.
The forecasts for USA and OECD are rated green for all targets. With the exception of premature mortality from non-communicable diseases, China is also rated green for overall goal achievement. The forecast for BRISE is green, yellow, and red for the four targets, and ROW has been rated yellow and red. Both regions get a yellow rating in total, with ROW close to a red rating. There are significant uncertainties in our assessments.
Understanding the score
Five regions: USA, OECD (excl. USA), China, BRISE (Brazil, Russia, India, South Africa and 10 other emerging economies), ROW (rest of the world).
Green light: Goal likely to be reached.
Orange light: Goal not likely to be reached, but more than 50% of the gap between today's status and the goal is likely to be closed.
Red light: Goal not likely to be reached, and less than 50% of the gap between today's status and the goal is likely to be closed.