Progress is Possible
In 2015, world leaders agreed to 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development to achieve a better world by 2030. Started by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Goalkeepers is a catalyst for action toward these goals—bringing together leaders from around the world to make progress toward ending poverty and fighting inequality.
Goalkeepers is dedicated to accelerating progress toward the Global Goals: using powerful stories, data, and partnerships to highlight progress achieved, and bring together a diverse range of leaders to address the world’s major challenges.
A Better 2030. By the Numbers.
The 2020 Data
We’ve Been Set Back About 25 Years in 25 Weeks
In 2020, we looked at the damage the pandemic has done and argued for a collaborative response. There is no such thing as a national solution to a global crisis.
The 2018 Data
Decades of Progress May Be on the Verge of Stalling
In 2018, we argued that if current trends continue, the number of poor people in the world will stop falling—and could even start to rise.
The 2021 Data
Progress on the Global Goals Is Still Possible, but Not Inevitable
Last year, we feared the worst when it came to the Global Goals. But even amid the devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic, we've seen that hope can grow from seeds planted years earlier.
The 2019 Data
Examining Inequality Across Geography and Gender
In 2019, we introduced new high-resolution data showing that where you are born is more predictive of your future than any other factor.
The 2017 Data
Investments to Fight Poverty and Disease Have a Huge Impact
In 2017, we launched our inaugural Goalkeepers Report. We shared the stories behind child and maternal mortality, family planning, HIV, and financial services for poor communities.