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9 – Industry, innovation and infrastructure

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  • Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and cross-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being, with a focus on affordable and equitable access for all.
  • Promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation and, by 2030, significantly raise the employment share in industry and gross domestic product, in line with national circumstances, and double its share in least developed countries.
  • 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 markets.
  • 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 within their respective capabilities.
  • Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities of industrial sectors in all countries, in particular in developing ones, 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.
  • Facilitate sustainable and resilient infrastructure in developing countries through enhanced financial, technical and technological support to African countries, least developed countries, landlocked developing countries and small island developing States.
  • 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 commodities.
  • Significantly increase access to information and communication technology and strive to provide universal access to the Internet in least developed countries by 2020.