The 2019 Access to Seeds Index is one of the first Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) benchmarks published by the World Benchmarking Alliance. The alliance was launched in September 2018 during the UN General Assembly in New York. The global index is complemented by regional indexes that provide in-depth analysis of South and Southeast Asia, Eastern and Southern Africa, and Western and Central Africa. The 2019 Access to Seeds Index is preceded by the first Access to Seeds Index that was published in 2016.