Wed, 28 Jul 2021 - 02:43 GMT
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CAIRO – 28 July 2021: Egypt ranks 36 out of 165 countries with regard to the International Spillover Index, which measures the positive or negative impact of each country's domestic policies on other countries, Minister of Planning and Economic Development, Hala El-Said said.
This came in a statement by the Minister of Planning after receiving a report from the Sustainable Development Unit on the general features of Egypt's status in the annual report of the 2021 SDG Index, which was published by the University of Cambridge in cooperation with the German Bertelsmann Stiftung Foundation and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network SDSN, which operates under the auspices of the Secretary-General of the United Nations. .
El-Said added that the Global Extension Impact Index depends in its measurements on 4 main areas, namely: the environmental and social repercussions resulting from trade, direct cross-border flows, especially air and water pollution, international economic and financial flows, peacekeeping and security repercussions.
She added that Egypt ranks 36 out of 165 countries in 2021 with a score of 98.7 out of 100, noting that the scores for this indicator range from 0 (worst performance / significant negative repercussions) to 100 (best possible performance / no significant negative effects), which reflects the good handling and quality of the Egyptian state's performance in dealing with the pandemic.
The minister indicated that Egypt's position in most of the international goals has witnessed stability despite the challenges that the country faced during the Corona pandemic and focus on policies aimed at preventing the spread of the epidemic, noting the goals that have made progress, including the third goal on good health and well-being, the seventh goal on clean energy, and the tenth goal on reducing inequality, the twelfth goal on responsible consumption and production, and the sixteenth goal on peace, justice and strong institutions.
The report on the general features of Egypt’s position in the annual report of the Sustainable Development Index 2021 mentioned the relative stability in Egypt’s classification, as it ranked 82 out of 165 countries ranked during 2021 and received a score of 68.6 out of 100, which exceeds the regional average at 67.1 degrees, compared to the 83rd place. Among 166 countries during 2020, with a score of 68.79 out of 100, despite the unprecedented challenges that Egypt and the world witnessed as a result of the negative repercussions of the Corona pandemic, which led to a decline in the classification of a number of other countries.
It pointed out that Egypt made progress in 4 UN goals in 2021, namely the fourth goal on quality education, the sixth goal on clean water, the ninth goal on industry, innovation and infrastructure, in addition to the thirteenth goal on climate action, which was reflected through the improvement of indicators The rate of children’s enrollment in primary schools, the completion rate of the preparatory stage, the increase in the percentage of the population who use the Internet, as well as the percentage of mobile broadband subscriptions per 100 people.
The report pointed out that with regard to climate action, the Egyptian position has improved in the two indicators of carbon dioxide emissions in fossil fuel exports and carbon dioxide emissions from fuel combustion and cement production.