Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Creating Opportunity for All

While everyone has a right to decent work, without industries, innovation, and infrastructure, getting a job and commuting to work each day is impossible. Despite major progress toward implementing modern infrastructure, substantial investment needs remain for the adoption of new transportation, irrigation, energy, and information and communication technology. Without this infrastructure access, developing countries will struggle to grow and to self-empower their communities.

What’s the Goal?

UN goal #9 aims to build a resilient infrastructure, to promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization, and to foster innovation.

Why Does it Matter?

Join Givv in fostering technological innovation and industrialization among developing nations. Modern infrastructure systems require vast resource requirements to adopt and implement – resources which are often unavailable in less developed nations. Without a capacity to adopt modern infrastructure, developing nations face limited attention from much-needed international business interests, and in turn suffer more frequent periods stagnant growth.​

What Is Infrastructure?

Basic infrastructure includes roads, information and communication technology, sanitation, electricity, and clean drinking water. Currently, 1.2 billion people do not have reliable phone services, 2.3 billion do not have basic sanitation, and 800 million do not have access to potable water.

Can We Achieve This Goal?

Of course! Luckily, the world is already modernizing slowly. However, developing countries need investments to help create high-tech products for manufacturing as well as investments in internet and mobile services, which will enhance communication with others.

What Can I Do to Help?

Get involved. Use social media to spread the word and to push government policymakers to pay attention to the UN SDGs. Let your policymakers know you will support them in establishing standards and regulations for sustainable growth within developing countries. Start investing in infrastructure and innovation now with Givv. Learn how you can use your idle computer to earn money to donate to the educational or job growth project of your choice.

Goal 9 Facts & Figures


The percent of the global population who do not have access to mobile broadband networks

2.2 jobs

The number of jobs created in other sectors for every role in manufacturing


In developing countries, barely 30 percent of agricultural production undergoes industrial processing. In high-income countries, 98 percent is processed. This suggests that there are great opportunities for developing countries in agribusiness.

Goal 9 Targets

  • Develop quality, reliable, sustainable, and resilient infrastructure with a focus on affordable and equitable access for all.
  • By 2030, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization, industrial employment, and GDP.
  • Facilitate sustainable and resilient infrastructure development in developing countries through enhanced financial, technological, and technical support.
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