Higher-income countries should align science funding to support SDG-related research: Editorial


An article published in argues that rich countries should align their science funding with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The article notes that no SDG is on target to be achieved by the 2030 deadline. While upper-middle and high-income countries spend more on science, only 30-40% of their scientific publications are explicitly connected to the SDGs. Low-income countries are more likely to conduct SDG-aligned research, with 60-80% of their publications having a connection to the SDGs. encourages governments to reprioritize their funding to ensure that national priorities are not viewed as competing with global priorities and advocates for the SDGs to be seen as non-optional responsibilities.