9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure

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

By infrastructure we should think of transportation, roads, irrigation, energy and information, and communication technology. To make improvements in education, health care or drinking water, infrastructure is necessary. For example, without roads or transportation, it is much more difficult for children from remote villages to attend school. Many developing countries lack this basic infrastructure.

Without infrastructure, it is harder to get a job, do business, receive information and get bread. In other words, better infrastructure makes it easier to achieve other goals and the quality of life goes up.

Technological progress

To achieve this, we need technological progress. In addition, we need progress to achieve goals on climate and renewable energy. So industrialization and innovation are also important within this goal. Without technology and innovation there will be no industrialization and without industrialization there will be no development, the United Nations states.


In addition to sustainable and inclusive, infrastructure must be accessible and affordable to all by 2030. Sustainable and inclusive industrialization should create more jobs and it should increase GDP. By 2020, even the least developed countries should have access to the Internet and there should be more research into technology within the industrial sector.

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