UN Sustainable Development Goal 9

Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Investments in infrastructure play a vital role in developing healthy and sustainable communities where families can thrive. Our roads, bridges, power grids, water treatment systems and other key infrastructures not only provide the foundation for our homes, schools and businesses, but if effectively designed and managed, can also enhance community capacity, resilience and, ultimately, family well-being.

Families benefit from investments in infrastructure, as these fundamentals can enhance access to community services and are associated with growth in incomes and improvements in health and education outcomes. Communities face diverse and unique realities and innovative, evidence-based approaches to sustainable development will play an important role in ensuring the equality of outcomes for all families.

Investing in resilient infrastructure and fostering innovation will play a large and growing role in building sustainable communities where all families can engage and thrive in a caring and compassionate society, with a robust and prosperous economy, in an inclusive and vibrant culture, in a safe and sustainable environment.

Learn more about SDG 9.

Page last updated November 13, 2019