This is the main yardstick by which the successes and failures of the SDGs are likely to be measured, and the principle of leaving no one behind is clearly rooted in this goal. Poverty, in all its forms, includes extreme poverty and relative poverty that differs between the nations, and also has the multi-dimensional poverty aspect.
High extreme and relative poverty in ROW ensure a red score. OECD and USA have low extreme poverty, but do not succeed in reducing relative poverty, and so score yellow. BRISE and China improve on both relative and extreme poverty, but not enough to have a green overall score. The score is based on assessing economic poverty, as we have little input for scoring multi-dimensional poverty.
Understanding the score
Five regions: USA, OECD (excl. USA), China, BRISE (Brazil, Russia, India, South Africa and 10 other emerging economies), ROW (rest of the world).
Green light: Goal likely to be reached.
Orange light: Goal not likely to be reached, but more than 50% of the gap between today's status and the goal is likely to be closed.
Red light: Goal not likely to be reached, and less than 50% of the gap between today's status and the goal is likely to be closed.