This metric covers Sustainable Development Goal 9 of the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Goal 9 aims to build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation. Many developing countries lack widespread basic infrastructure – roads, sanitation, water, electrical power, and phone, internet, and other information and communication technologies (ICTs). This creates a major barrier to doing business, inhibits innovation and entrepreneurship, and limits access to health care and education. Improvement in transport, irrigation, energy and information and communication technology is crucial to achieving sustainable development and empowering communities in many countries.
Industry: Why it Matters