Goalkeepers Report

Stories behind the data

Collecting and sharing data is a fundamental element of Goalkeepers. But behind the data are real people taking tangible steps to drive progress. Each of our case studies has two parts to explore the detailed data we’ve compiled and a journalistic examination of the real people that data represents.

Family planning

“There’s an elephant in the room. Population issues are so difficult to talk about that the development community has been ignoring them for years.”

Alex Ezeh

Read about family planning


“61 percent of Zimbabweans are 25 years old or younger, which means that they are entering the age when they are most at risk of infection.”

Geoff Garnett

Read about HIV


“Countries like India have almost completed the first part of the equation: getting students in the door. Now they must turn to the second part.”

Ashish Dhawan

Read about education


“A thriving agrifood system could cut poverty in half, create hundreds of thousands of new jobs, and drive economic growth.”

James Thurlow

Read about agriculture

The Goalkeepers Report

The Goalkeepers Report is published every year and charts the progress toward the Global Goals. This year’s report focuses on youth population growth that will affect future world progress

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Progress indicators

How do we know we’re making progress?

The Goalkeepers Report tracks a set of 18 indicators every year to see what’s changing and why—dig into the data to find out.

See the global progress indicators

Data check

Assess the numbers

How much has poverty, health and inequality changed over the last 20 years and what does the future look like? Use our quiz to see if you’re up to date.

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