Build resilient, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to transform our world:
Investments in infrastructure – 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.
Basic infrastructure like roads, information and communication technologies, sanitation, electrical power and water remains scarce in many developing countries
About 2.6 billion people in the developing world are facing difficulties in accessing electricity full time
2.5 billion people worldwide lack access to basic sanitation and almost 800 million people lack access to water, many hundreds of millions of them in Sub Saharan Africa and South Asia
1-1.5 billion people do not have access to reliable phone services
Quality infrastructure is positively related to the achievement of social, economic and political goals
Small and medium-sized enterprises that engage in industrial processing and manufacturing are the most critical for the early stages of industrialization and are typically the largest job creators. They make up over 90 per cent of business worldwide and account for between 50-60 per cent of employment
In developing countries, barely 30 per cent of agricultural production undergoes industrial processing. In high-income countries, 98 per cent is processed. This suggests that there are great opportunities for developing countries in agribusiness
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