SDG 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure

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Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.

Declaração Universal dos Direitos Humanos, art. 25 § 1


With about a few hundred therapies developed against nearly 7,000 cataloged diseases, the need to invest in Research & Development, health technologies, and diagnostic tools for people with rare diseases continues to be immense. Accessibility to infrastructure must also be improved to enable genuine inclusion in society.

Fonte: NGO Committee for Rare Diseases

Investments in infrastructure and innovation are essential conditions for nations’ economic growth and development. A public transport network and quality urban infrastructure are necessary for sustainable development. By promoting energy efficiency and social inclusion, technological progress is also one of the keys to solving economic and environmental challenges. Ensuring equal access to technology is crucial to promoting information and knowledge for all. SDG 9 lists goals aimed at building resilient and modern structures, efficiently strengthening industry, fostering innovation, valuing micro and small businesses, and including the most vulnerable in the financial and production systems.

Get to know SDG 9 and its targets

9.1Develop 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 all
9.2Promote 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 countries
9.3Increase 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 markets
9.4By 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 capabilities

9.5Enhance 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 spending
9.aFacilitate 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 States
9.bSupport 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 commodities

9.cSignificantly increase access to information and communications technology and strive to provide universal and affordable access to the Internet in least developed countries by 2020

Do you want to know how Brazil performed on SDG 9 in 2022?

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Spotlight Report 2022 Brazil Synthesis, which is the source of our data, is a document prepared by the Working Group of Civil Society for the 2030 Agenda (GT Agenda 2030/GTSC A2030). It analyzes the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Brazil. It shows what the country needs to do to fulfill the commitment it assumed with the UN to reach global goals by 2030.

To find out how Brazil performed in SDG 9, click here.
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