In its global rankings, the United Nations Office of Sustainable Developmentplaced placed Ghana 3rd in Sub-Sahara Africa in a new index of development released in July 2022.
Countries are ranked by their overall score. The overall score measures the total progress towards achieving all 17 SDGs. The score can be interpreted as a percentage of SDG achievement. A score of 100 indicates that all SDGs have been achieved.
Under this methodology – an expansive model of 17 categories, or “goals,” many of them focused on the environment and equity – Ghana with a score of 63.44, fell behind Mauritius and South Africa which scored 68.40 and 63.72 respectively.
The Office of Sustainable Development's rankings differs from more traditional development measures in that they are more focused on the experiences of ordinary people, including their ability to enjoy clean air and water, than on the creation of wealth.
Ranking the most developed Sub-Sahara African countries 2022
Below is the list of African countries ranked according to their closeness to attaining the SDGs
|Sub-Sahara Africa Rank||Global Rank||Country||Score|
|9||123||Sao Tome and Principe||59.42|
|37||157||Congo, Dem. Rep.||50.00|
|42||162||Central African Republic||39.28|