“No poverty” and “Reduced inequalities” are two of the main goals being met.
According to the Catholic University’s Centre for Studies and Opinion Surveys (CESOP), the municipality of Lagoa has an overall Sustainability Index of 64.5%, higher than the national average (63.8%) and the Algarve region (62.8%).
The municipal sustainability index report is a working document in constant evolution. It results from research carried out by the CESOP team, in collaboration with Lagoa’s municipal multidisciplinary working group, through periodic meetings, forums and meetings.
The 2022 Municipal Sustainability Index (ISM 2022) includes a total of 133 global indicators relating to 66 goals applied to the local reality, which best translate the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda. This enables each municipality to obtain an annual report with the diagnosis of its territory.
Three of these Sustainable Development Goals stand out positively in Lagoa’s Sustainability Index report.
The SDG1 – No poverty, as it was found that the municipality has more funds to help families and IPSS (Private Social Solidarity Institutions) in the municipality. There is also an increase in the income of the poorest households.
The SDG10 – Reduced inequalities, since there has been an improvement in per capita purchasing power and a migrant integration centre was inaugurated.
And the SDG17 – Partnerships for the goals, since the municipality has financial independence, greater access to technologies in schools and municipal involvement in various inter-municipal alliances in favour of the 2030 Agenda.