Each year, Goalkeepers shares the latest data on 18 key data indicators, ranging from poverty to maternal mortality to education. These indicators help us understand our progress toward the Global Goals—where innovation and investment are creating bright spots, and where we’re collectively falling short. Taken together, the data reminds us that progress is possible but not inevitable.

Graph depicting maternal deaths per 100,000 live births from 1990-2030

Globally, the maternal mortality ratio (MMR) in 2021 increased to 158.8 deaths per 100,000 live births, compared to 157.1 deaths per 100,000 live births in 2020. The trajectory projects 140.9 deaths per 100,000 live births in 2030, which is double the SDG target. The global estimate for neonatal mortality in 2021 is 17.3 deaths per 1,000 live births, the same as 2020. This trajectory projects 14.3 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2030, not meeting the SDG target.