Vietnam ranked 54th in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Index 2019, with 71.1 points, moving up three steps from the 2018 position, according to a report issued by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the Bertelsmann Stiftung.
The report assessed the implementation of 17 SDG in 162 countries and territories in point ladder from zero (the worst) to 100 (the best).
Accordingly, Denmark ranked top with 85.2 points and the Central African Republic was placed at the bottom with 39.1 points.
The average points for Southeast Asian countries was 65.7, of which Thailand took the lead with 73 points, ranking 40th out of 162 countries and territories.
The rest of countries included Viet Nam (at 54th position), Singapore (66th), Malaysia (68th), the Philippines (97th), Indonesia (102th), Myanmar (110th), Laos (111th) and Cambodia (112th).