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Goal 9 : Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Why does this goal matter?

Sustainable, inclusive and resilient industry, innovation and infrastructure can generate employment and create competitive economic growth. These lead to the development of new industries and technologies that will improve the standard of living, facilitate international trade and permit efficient use of resources.

What are this goal’s targets?

DEVELOP SUSTAINABLE, RESILIENT AND INCLUSIVE INFRASTRUCTURES

Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and transborder infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being, with a focus on affordable and equitable access for all

PROMOTE INCLUSIVE AND SUSTAINABLE INDUSTRIALIZATION

Promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation and, by 2030, significantly raise industry’s share of employment and gross domestic product, in line with national circumstances, and double its share in least developed countries

INCREASE ACCESS TO FINANCIAL SERVICES AND MARKETS

Increase the access of small-scale industrial and other enterprises, in particular in developing countries, to financial services, including affordable credit, and their integration into value chains and markets

UPGRADE ALL INDUSTRIES AND INFRASTRUCTURES FOR SUSTAINABILITY

By 2030, upgrade infrastructure and retrofit industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean and environmentally sound technologies and industrial processes, with all countries taking action in accordance with their respective capabilities

ENHANCE RESEARCH AND UPGRADE INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGIES

Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities of industrial sectors in all countries, in particular developing countries, including, by 2030, encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers per 1 million people and public and private research and development spending

FACILITATE SUSTAINABLE INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT FOR

Facilitate sustainable and resilient infrastructure development in developing countries through enhanced financial, technological and technical support to African countries, least developed countries, landlocked developing countries and small island developing States

SUPPORT DOMESTIC TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT AND INDUSTRIAL

Support domestic technology development, research and innovation in developing countries, including by ensuring a conducive policy environment for, inter alia, industrial diversification and value addition to commodities

UNIVERSAL ACCESS TO INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY

Significantly increase access to information and communications technology and strive to provide universal and affordable access to the Internet in least developed countries by 2020

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Santa Venera, Malta 

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