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. More than 4 billion people still lack access to the Internet. Bridging this digital divide is crucial to ensure equal access to information and knowledge, and foster innovation and entrepreneurship. Promoting sustainable industries, and investing in scientific research and innovation, are all important ways to facilitate sustainable development.
Interaction with SDG 3
Health for all will greatly benefit from promoting national R&D capacity and manufacturing of affordable essential medical products