The Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals 2018 was produced by the Development Economics Data Group of the World Bank, in collaboration with the Global Practices and Cross-Cutting Solution Areas of the World Bank and the Office of the Senior Vice President for the 2030 Development Agenda, United Nations Relations, and Partnerships.
The publication was prepared by a team led by Tariq Khokhar and Andrew Whitby, under the management of Umar Serajuddin and the overall direction of Haishan Fu. The maps and data visualizations were produced by Meera Desai, Tariq Khokhar, Karthik Ramanathan Dhanalakshmi Ramanathan, and Andrew Whitby. Elizabeth Purdie managed the editorial process, and contributions were received from Husein Abdul-Hamid, Paola Agostini, Luis Alberto Andres, Saniya Ansar, Raka Banerjee, Daron Bedrosyan, Juliette Besnard, Hasita Bhammar, Randall Brummett, Ana Elisa Bucher, Eliana Carranza, Simon Davies, Klaus Deininger, Harun Dogo, Vivien Foster, Alvaro Gonzalez, Stephanie Hallegatte, Ellen Hamilton, Nagaraja Rao Harshadeep, Lewis Hawke, Tim Herzog, Barbro Hexeberg, Thea Hilhorst, Masako Hiraga, Patrick Hoang-Vu Eozenou, Aira Maria Htenas, Atsushi Iimi, Oleksiy Ivaschenko, Chris Jackson, Arvind Jain, Filip Jolevski, Bala Bhaskar Naidu Kalimili, Haruna Kashiwase, Buyant Khaltarkhuu, Tariq Khokhar, Silvia Kirova, Leora Klapper, Charles Kouame, Jens Kristensen, Craig P. Kullmann, Yunziyi Lang, Samuel Lantei Mills, Jia Jun Lee, Joseph Lemoine, Shiqing Li, Libbet Loughnan, Hiroko Maeda, David Mariano, Dino Merotto, Ines Mugica, Silvia Muzi, Petra Nahmias, Esther Naikal, Marco Nicoli, Marina Novikova, Tigran Parvanyan, Oya Pinar Ardic Alper, Ana Florina Pirlea, Tanya Primiani, Espen Beer Prydz, Elizabeth Purdie, Kanta Rigaud, David A. Robalino, Claudia Rodriguez Alas, Jorge Rodriguez Meza, Eliana Carolina Rubiano Matulevich, Evis Rucaj, Fernanda Ruiz Nunez, Valentina Saltane, Umar Serajuddin, Dorothe Singer, Avjeet Singh, Danett Song, Rubena Sukaj, Emi Suzuki, Siv Elin Tokle, Wendy Ven-dee Huang, Michael Weber, Andrew Whitby, Dereje Wolde, Elisson Wright, Yi Xu, and Urska Zrinski.
Guidance and comments were provided by the Office of the Senior Vice President for the 2030 Development Agenda, United Nations Relations, and Partnerships, particularly Farida Aboulmagd, Mike Kelleher, and Marco Scuriatti. The report benefited from comments and suggestions from David Rosenblatt of the Development Economics Operations and Strategy Unit.
Bruno Bonansea provided guidance on maps. Michael Harrup, Jewel McFadden, and Yaneisy Martinez oversaw printing and distribution. A team at Communications Development Incorporated—led by Bruce Ross-Larson and including Joe Caponio, Christopher Trott, and Elaine Wilson—managed the design, editing, and layout. Jomo Tariku managed the print and digital publication process, designed the cover, and produced promotional materials with David Mariano. Lisa Burke provided administrative support. Malarvizhi Veerappan led the systems team managing data from which much of this publication draws.
The authors are grateful to the communities behind the multiple open-source software packages used to develop this publication. In particular, the authors relied heavily on the R statistical computing environment, the ggplot2 data visualization library, and the QGIS geographic information system software.