SDG 9
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Investment in infrastructure and innovation are crucial drivers of economic growth and development. With over half the world population now living in cities, mass transport and renewable energy are becoming ever more important, as are the growth of new industries and information and communication technologies.

Technological progress is also key to finding lasting solutions to both economic and environmental challenges, such as providing new jobs and promoting energy efficiency. Promoting sustainable industries, and investing in scientific research and innovation, are all important ways to facilitate sustainable development.

More than 4 billion people still do not have access to the Internet, and 90 percent are from the developing world. Bridging this digital divide is crucial to ensure equal access to information and knowledge, as well as foster innovation and entrepreneurship.    

Goals in action


UNDP in Myanmar

Myanmar Living Conditions Survey 2017: Key Indicators Report

The 2017 Myanmar Living Conditions Survey is a large scale multi-topic living conditions survey implemented by the Central Statistical Organization of the Ministry of Planning and Finance, and supported by the World Bank and the UNDP. Read More >>


UNDP in Lao PDR

Community radio makes waves

UNDP works with the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism to support community radio stations that provide educational programming as well as vital information on health and sanitation. Read More >>

UNDP in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Flood warning systems in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The 2014 flooding and landslides affected more than a million people. With the understanding that advanced warning saves lives, UNDP is helping to establish a flood forecasting and early warning system in the Vrbas River basin. Read More >>

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