SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Trade Process Analysis Database (TPAD)

UNNExT Business Process Analysis (BPA) of Trade Procedures has proved to be an effective tool to provide detailed understanding of international trade transactions, and is regarded as the first step to be conducted before undertaking other trade facilitation measures. Over 50 import and export processes have been studied using BPA since 2009 by international organizations such as ESCAP, ECE, ADB, and their member states.

Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade

ARTNeT is an open regional network of research and academic institutions and think-tanks with a keen interest in addressing international trade and investment policy and facilitation issues in the context of sustainable development.

ARTNeT is an initiative of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific with support from several international donors and national development agencies

Beyond Smart Cities: Emerging Design and Technology


With more than half of the world’s population living in urban areas, there’s a growing interest for smarter, safer, and more sustainable cities that are responsive to their citizens.

While smart city solutions typically focus on digital optimizations to existing urban infrastructure, this online program goes beyond optimizations: It explores ways in which disruptive technology can dramatically improve planning, design, and management of contemporary cities for a more resilient future.

Ninth Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Network

The Ninth Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Network will discuss current developments and challenges in FDI policy making, promotion and facilitation in the region. It will also explore ways to improve the national legal frameworks and international investment agreements (IIAs) system to ensure it better supports the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Network members will discuss national experiences, best practices and challenges related to sustainable inward FDI to and outward FDI from Asia and the Pacific.