Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Infrastructure - everything from roads, water and sanitation facilities, power lines and grids and phone and internet communications facilities - are essential not only for economic growth but ensuring that communities across the world can sustain themselves into the future.

Resilient, inclusive and sustainable infrastructure is as essential for sustainable development, as ensuring improvements in health, education and living standards amongst the world’s most vulnerable people. However, more than 2.5 billion people don’t have proper access to many, and sometimes all, of these essential infrastructures. Goal 9 aims to dramatically increase the amount of “quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure” for communities across the world, especially in regional and developing areas.

Goal 9 aims to make current infrastructure more environmentally friendly and utilise less resources, while also building capacity for research and development research and new technological capabilities for industry. It also aims to increase the number of people who have access to affordable credit to promote small business and enterprises.

Australia's Progress towards Goal 9

The Transforming Australia: SDG Progress Report provides key information about how Australia is progressing towards achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Do you want to know how to achieve the SDGs?

MSDI has partnered with McMaster University to create the world's most comprehensive repository of research evidence. Click here for the latest evidence and research from around the world aligned with Goal 9.

How is Monash helping build to resilient, inclusive and sustainable infrastructure?

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