Well-being stable despite coronavirus, but nature under pressure
The year 2020 was defined by the coronavirus pandemic. Covid-19 is confirmed to have claimed 17.4 thousand lives in the Netherlands last year, and another 2.7 thousand deaths had covid-19 as probable...
Study completed on data availability of SDGs on CN
Statistics Netherlands (CBS) has been commissioned by the standing committee on Kingdom Relations to examine the availability of indicators from chapter 4 of the Monitor of Well-being & the SDGs for...
First study of well-being Caribbean Netherlands shows mixed picture
Bonaire, Saba and St Eustatius are on the right track in terms of poverty reduction, one of the internationally agreed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Ecosystems and well-being – the impact of land use changes
The contributions of ecosystems to well-being depend on the extent and quality of ecosystems. This report shows that the state of natural capital is a cause for concern, and that future spatial...
Monitor of Well-being & the Sustainable Development Goals 2022
How is well-being in the Netherlands developing? The Monitor of Well-being & the SDG’s 2022 examines the economic, ecological and social aspects of well-being in the Netherlands and the results for...
Monitor of Well-being & the SDGs 2021
De ontwikkeling van welvaart in de brede zin van het woord – economisch, ecologische en sociaal-maatschappelijk – in Nederland en de voortgang in Nederland m.b.t. de SDG’s van de Verenigde Naties.
Built-up area expanding at the cost of farmland
The area of land in use for housing, industry and infrastructure increased by 200 square kilometres from 2013 to 2020. The area of land in use for agriculture shrank by 244 sq km. The total area of...
Monitor of well-being & the SDGs 2020
Development of well-being in the Netherlands from an economic, ecological and societal perspective and Dutch progress on the UN SDGs.
CBS develops dashboard on well-being in times of coronavirus
Statistics Netherlands (CBS) aims to make interpretation and implementation of its figures as easy as possible for its users.
How resilient is the Netherlands?
On 19 May 2021 CBS published the Monitor of Well-being & Sustainable Development Goals 2021, which provides a broad description of the trends in well-being in our country.
Statistics Netherlands identifies links between SDGs and circular economy
How do the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the circular economy interact with each other?
NWO funding for research into global well-being
How does economic growth in the Netherlands affect well-being in poorer countries in the Global South?
People with low education and migration background have lowest levels of well-being
People in the Netherlands with low levels of education and those with a migration background have lower levels of well-being than those with higher education and those without a migration background.
Ecosystems and wellbeing – the impact of land use changes
To measure well-being in the Netherlands, the 'monitor of well-being and sustainable development goals’ identifies four types of capital: social, human, economic and natural capital.
Dutch government policy from the perspective of the SDGs
In May 2016 the Dutch Cabinet presented its approach to implementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the Netherlands.
CBS highlights well-being theme in ministerial budgets
At the request of the Dutch Cabinet, Statistics Netherlands (CBS) publishes the Monitor of Well-being & the Sustainable Development Goals annually on Accountability Day (May).
Dutch well-being high, but under increasing pressure
it is becoming more difficult to maintain this level of well-being. Many elements of Dutch natural capital are showing systemic deterioration, with increasing pressure on plant and animal...
Well-being high in 2019, but more pressure on environment
Although well-being in the Netherlands increased in 2019, not everybody benefited from this equally. Well-being is under pressure in a number of areas: time lost through traffic congestion, less...
SDGs in the Netherlands: Status Report 2020
This report provides a statistical update of progress towards the 17 Sustainable Development Goals in the Netherlands.
Well-being differs between men and women
On a number of aspects, the well-being of men in the Netherlands is higher than that of women. For example, men are more likely to rate their own health as good or very good. Women do better than men...