Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

  • Goal 1: End Poverty
  • Goal 2: Zero hunger
  • Goal 3: Good Health And Well-Being
  • Goal 4: Quality Education
  • Goal 5: Gender Equality
  • Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
  • Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
  • Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities
  • Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
  • Goal 13: Climat Action
  • Goal 14: Life Below Water
  • Goal 15: Life On Land
  • Goal 16: Peace, Justice ans Strong Institutions
  • Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals

Build Resilient Infrastructure, Promote Sustainable Industrialization and Foster Innovation.

Investment in infrastructure and innovation are crucial drivers of economic growth and development. With over half the world's population now living in cities, mass transport systems and renewable energy are becoming ever more important; as is the growth of new industries and both information and communication technologies.

Indeed, technological progress is essential in finding lasting solutions to both economic and environmental challenges; such as creating new jobs and transitioning to energy efficient technology. Promoting sustainable industries and investing in scientific research are important strategies through which we can facilitate sustainable development efforts.

Presently, more than 4 billion people do not have access to the Internet, with 90 percent of this figure residing in the developing world. Bridging this digital divide is crucial to ensure equal access to information, knowledge, innovation and opportunity for all.

Facts and figures

2.3 billionWorldwide, 2.3 billion people lack access to basic sanitation.
40%In some low-income African countries, infrastructure constraints cut businesses’ productivity by around 40 percent.
2.6 billion2.6 billion people in developing countries do not have access to constant electricity.
90%More than 4 billion people still do not have access to the Internet; 90 percent of them are in the developing world.
2.3 millionThe renewable energy sectors currently employ more than 2.3 million people; the number could reach 20 million by 2030.
30%In developing countries, barely 30 percent of agricultural products undergo industrial processing, compared to 98 percent high-income countries.

Source: UN

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