WORLD NOW


  • Basic infrastructure like roads, information and communication technologies, sanitation, electrical power and water remains scarce in many developing countries
  • 16% of the global population does not have access to mobile broadband networks.
  • For many African countries, particularly the lower-income countries, the existent constraints regarding infrastructure affect firm productivity by around 40 per cent.
  • The global share of manufacturing value added in GDP increased from 15.2% in 2005 to 16.3% in 2017, driven by the fast growth of manufacturing in Asia.
  • Industrialization’s job multiplication effect has a positive impact on society. Every job in manufacturing creates 2.2 jobs in other sectors.
  • Small and medium-sized enterprises that engage in industrial processing and manufacturing are the most critical for the early stages of industrialization and are typically the largest job creators. They make up over 90 per cent of business worldwide and account for between 50-60 per cent of employment.
  • Least developed countries have immense potential for industrialization in food and beverages (agro-industry), and textiles and garments, with good prospects for sustained employment generation and higher productivity
  • In developing countries, barely 30 per cent of agricultural production undergoes industrial processing. In high-income countries, 98 per cent is processed. This suggests that there are great opportunities for developing countries in agribusiness.
  • Middle-income countries can benefit from entering the basic and fabricated metals industries, which offer a range of products facing rapidly growing international demand

WORLD 2030


    GOAL: BUILD RESILIENT INFRASTRUCTURE, PROMOTE SUSTAINABLE INDUSTRIALIZATION AND FOSTER INNOVATION

  • Quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure developed, including regional and trans-border infrastructure to support economic development and human well-being, with a focus on affordable and equitable access for all
  • Inclusive and sustainable industrialization, raised industry’s share of employment and gross domestic product, and doubled its share in least developed countries
  • Increased access of small-scale industrial and other enterprises to financial services, including affordable credit and their integration into value chains and markets, in particular in developing countries
  • Upgraded infrastructure and retrofit industries made sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean and environmentally sound technologies and industrial processes, with all countries taking action in accordance with their respective capabilities
  • Enhanced scientific research, upgraded technological capabilities of industrial sectors in all countries (in particular developing countries), encouraged innovation and increased number of research and development workers per 1 million people, and public and private research and development spending

HOW?


  • Facilitate sustainable and resilient infrastructure development in developing countries through enhanced financial, technological and technical support to African countries, least developed countries, landlocked developing countries and small island developing States
  • Support domestic technology development, research and innovation in developing countries, including by ensuring a conducive policy environment for, inter alia, industrial diversification and value addition to commodities
  • Significantly increase access to information and communications technology and strive to provide universal and affordable access to the Internet in least developed countries by 2020
  • Finalize a global strategy for youth employment and implement the Global Jobs Pact of the International Labour Organization

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