9. Industry innovation and infrastructure

Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

UN-GlobalGoals-Icon09Investments in infrastructure – such as transport, irrigation, energy and information and communication technology – are crucial to achieving sustainable development and empowering communities in many countries. It has long been recognized that growth in productivity and incomes, and improvements in health and education outcomes require investment in infrastructure. Inclusive and sustainable industrial development is the primary source of income generation, allows for rapid and sustained increases in living standards for all people, and provides the technological solutions to environmentally sound industrialization. Technological progress is the foundation of efforts to achieve environmental objectives, such as increased resource and energy-efficiency. Without technology and innovation, industrialization will not happen, and without industrialization, development will not happen.

In short:

  • investing in infrastructure;
  • achieving sustainable industrial development;
  • sourcing income generation;
  • increasing living standards;
  • empowering communities;
  • growing productivity;
  • improving health and education;
  • providing technological progress and innovation;
  • achieving environmental objectives; 
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