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ICTs for a Sustainable World #ICT4SDG

Goal 9. Infrastructure, Industrialization, Innovation

ICTs for a Sustainable World


Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

ICTs play and will continue to play an essential role in building resilient infrastructure, in promoting inclusive and sustainable industrialization, and in fostering innovation.

Global and local infrastructure in the 21st century is controlled, managed and optimized by ICTs – whether power networks, water supplies, transportation systems, or indeed communications networks themselves.

Industrialization – and notably the increases in productivity it enables – is highly-dependent on the effective use of ICTs. And nowhere has innovation been more clearly fostered than in the emerging information and knowledge societies, which depend on open access to academic research and the power of online collaboration.


By the end of 2015, 43% of the world’s people will be online. But in the world’s Least Developed Countries, more than 90% of the population still has no access to the Internet.        

Case study – Azerbaijan


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