Asia and the Pacific
Sustainable Development Goal 9 is focused on building resilient infrastructure, sustainable industrialization and fostering innovation. As such, the targets in place to monitor the progress made in these areas cover the following: resilient and upgraded infrastructure; inclusive and sustainable industrialization; financial support for small-scale enterprises; enhanced scientific research; development of domestic technology; and increased access to information and communications technology.
Three areas will be highlighted in the present analysis.
- First issues concerning reliable
infrastructure with respect to the movement of
passengers and freight will be discussed, with
a focus on port container traffic and passenger
movement by air.
- Next, issues pertaining to
progress in research will be addressed by
examining changes in countries’ expenditure
on research with respect to GDP and the
nuber of researchers per capita over time in
- Finally, progress made in areas of
communications will be examined, including
trends in access to mobile-cellular telephone
subscriptions and fixed broadband subscriptions.
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