Welcome to the SDG Online Library!

As governments, civil society, businesses and researchers are engaging in understanding and achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals, the SDG Fund is proud to launch this library to fill an important gap: creating an online platform for publications with accessible content related to the SDGs.


The 2030 Agenda defined an ambitious roadmap for economic, social and environmental development over the next 15 years. This historic agenda, for the first time, specified sustainable development as the collective responsibility of governments, the private sector, civil society and citizens in developed as well as developing countries.

A year in, the SDGs are being addressed by each and every one of the 193 UN member states who were signatories to the 2030 Agenda. The SDG Fund, as the first international multi-donor and multi-agency development mechanism created to achieve the SDGs has built up this SDG Online Library which features over a 1000 unique publications (and growing). Users can find best practices on SDG implementation, SDG data and theoretical approaches making it the first veritable SDG library. 

This platform hosts the vast knowledge resources of the SDG Fund, including those of the MDG Achievement Fund that preceded it. . The library also links to publications from key UN Agencies, development banks, and academic institutions and research gathered during the implementation of the MDGs through the 130 joint programmes managed by MDG Achievement Fund.

As the success of the SDGs rests on collaboration the SDG Fund invites partners, including UN Agencies, authors and researchers to submit and suggests relevant documents and publications.

The publications are categorized by the SDGs they represent, the geographical regions they relate to and by authors, to facilitate easy searchability. Each publication also has a short summary attached to it which helps with keyword searches.

This library would not have been possible without the dedicated efforts of the  Online UN Volunteers who worked tirelessly to curate its content.  The SDG Fund would like to acknowledge the efforts of Leticia Jin and Shaula Villadoniga.

We hope this library will prove to be a valuable research and reference tool for both the practitioner and casual browser. As a collective endeavour we welcome feedback and suggestions.

The SDG Fund

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Goal 1: No povertyGoal 2: Zero hungerGoal 3: Good health and well-beingGoal 4: Quality educationGoal 5: Gender equality Goal 6: Clean water and sanitationGoal 7: Affordable and clean energyGoal 8: Decent work and economic growthGoal 9: Industry, innovation, infrastructureGoal 10: Reduced inequalitiesGoal 11: Sustainable cities and communitiesGoal 12: Responsible consumption, productionGoal 13: Climate actionGoal 14: Life below waterGoal 15: Life on landGoal 16: Peace, justice and strong institutionsGoal 17: Partnerships for the goalsSDG icon

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