SDG 9 in Brazil

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

Data from the 2030 AGENDA FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT SPOTLIGHT REPORT 2022 BRAZIL SYNTHESIS show that the 168 goals of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda of the United Nations (UN) originally applicable to the country were evaluated – including the seven that from 2021 onwards will be considered in the Panel SDG Brazil as “not applicable” – only one had satisfactory progress.

Target classification (SDG 9)

TargetsSituation in 2021
9.1 – 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 allNO DATA
9.2 -Promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization 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 countriesINSUFFICIENT
9.3 – 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 marketsINSUFFICIENT
9.4 – 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 capabilitiesSETBACK
9.5 – 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 spendingSETBACK
9.a – 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 StatesNO DATA
9.b – 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 commoditiesNO DATA
9.c – Significantly increase access to information and communications technology and strive to provide universal and affordable access to the Internet in least developed countries by 2020NO DATA


  • Develop policies increasing and ensuring the transparency, monitoring and systematisation of official data to allow verification of compliance with SDG targets, in coordination with the Public Ministry, the National Congress and the Judiciary;
  • Develop an investment plan which prioritises sustainable infrastructure development to reduce inequality;
  • Develop State guarantees to ensure fair competitive conditions, correct for market distortions and ensure social development and environmental preservation;
  • Review the investment policies of development banks to ensure they are in alignment with the SDGs; provide support for small businesses and for innovative and sustainable solutions; and foster economic models based in social justice and environmental integrity;
  • Facilitate access to credit and the incorporation of micro and small companies aligned with sustainable development;
  • Create and implement public policy to achieve greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets for industry and other sectors of the economy, ensuring investment in non-polluting technologies.

Source: Idem


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