Side-Event: 2022 UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

On July 5th, “The Political Effects of the SDGs since 2015 – Findings from the global SDG Impact Assessment” will engage panelists in a critical discussion on the political impact of the SDGs since 2015 in preparation of the 2023 midterm review of the SDGs at the SDG Summit.


GLOBALGOALS offers the first and most comprehensive data compilation, network mapping and comparative institutional analysis of the evolution, effectiveness and future prospects of 'global governance through goals' as a central novel steering mechanism in world politics.

The SDG Impact Assessment, involving more than sixty scholars from all over the world, is available for open access via Cambridge University Press.


The GLOBALGOALS project team is a vibrant international group of researchers based at Utrecht University, investigating the Sustainable Development Goals as novel governance interventions from varied perspectives. The group works with a global network of affiliated researchers and partner institutions.

Meet the Team

Prof. Frank Biermann

Principal Investigator

Prof Frank Biermann is a research professor of global sustainability governance with the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, at Utrecht University in the Netherlands.


Our SDG Impact Assessment brought together 61 scholars to assess whether the SDGs facilitated a transition towards a more just and sustainable society.
In the GLOBALGOALS Webinar Series, the lead authors gather to present and discuss some of the key insights of the six assessment areas.