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SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

The 2017 World Risk Report identified the Pacific as the region of highest risk, measured over a five-year timeframe. 

In the last three years, the Pacific has faced a number of disaster events causing significant economic impacts, injury and loss of life. Post-disaster needs assessments indicated significant damages and losses, equivalent to 30% of national GDP in Fiji (2016), and 64% in Vanuatu (2015) for example.


The quality of housing, the existence of urban slums, and waste management practices will also be addressed in Goal 11. The estimated waste generation for the region’s urban population is 1.16 million tonnes in 2013, a level projected to increase to over 1.59 million tonnes by 2025.


Dataset for SDG 11 can be downloaded here

Target 11.1

By 2030, ensure access for all to adequate, safe and affordable housing and basic services and upgrade slums

Indicator 11.1.1: Proportion of urban population living in slums, informal settlements or inadequate housing

Visualisation(s) not yet available

Metadata for indicator 11.1.1 can be downloaded here

Target 11.2

By 2030, provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all, improving road safety, notably by expanding public transport, with special attention to the needs of those in vulnerable situations, women, children, persons with disabilities and older persons 

Indicator 11.2.1: Proportion of population that has convenient access to public transport, by sex, age and persons with disabilities

NOTE: this indicator is not one of the 132 indicators in the Pacific SDG indicator subset

Target 11.3

By 2030, enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanization and capacity for participatory, integrated and sustainable human settlement planning and management in all countries 

Indicator 11.3.1: Ratio of land consumption rate to population growth rate

NOTE: this indicator is not one of the 132 indicators in the Pacific SDG indicator subset


Indicator 11.3.2: Proportion of cities with a direct participation structure of civil society in urban planning and management that operate regularly and democratically

NOTE: this indicator is not one of the 132 indicators in the Pacific SDG indicator subset

Target 11.4

Strengthen efforts to protect and safeguard the world’s cultural and natural heritage

Indicator 11.4.1: Proportion of the national budget allocated to culture, including for protection, preservation (heritage) and promotion

NOTE: this is a Pacific Proxy Indicator modified from the global definition: Total expenditure (public and private) per capita spent on the preservation, protection and conservation of all cultural and natural heritage, by type of heritage (cultural, natural, mixed and World Heritage Centre designation), level of government (national, regional and local/municipal), type of expenditure (operating expenditure/investment) and type of private funding (donations in kind, private non-profit sector and sponsorship)

Visualisation(s) not yet available

Target 11.5

By 2030, significantly reduce the number of deaths and the number of people affected and substantially decrease the direct economic losses relative to global gross domestic product caused by disasters, including water-related disasters, with a focus on protecting the poor and people in vulnerable situations

Indicator 11.5.1: Number of deaths, missing persons and persons affected by disaster per 100,000 people