SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report 2018: Recent Trends and Developments

The Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report (APTIR) is a recurrent publication prepared by the Trade, Investment and Innovation Division of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. It provides information and independent analyses of regional trends and policy developments in trade, goods and commercial services, as well as foreign direct investment. It also provides insights into the impacts of these recent and emerging developments on countries’ abilities to meet the challenges of achieving sustainable development.

United Nations University – Computing and Society (UNU-CS)

The United Nations University - Computing and Society (UNU-CS) is a research institute at the intersections of information and communication technology (ICT) and international development.
 
UNU-CS conducts UN policy-relevant research and generates solutions, addressing key issues expressed in the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development through high-impact innovations and frontier technologies. Through its research, UNU-CS encourages data-driven and evidence-based actions and policies to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Policy Coherence for Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience: From Evidence to Implementation

Disaster risk reduction and resilience is crucial to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Embedded across the SDGs, disaster risk reduction is an enabler of more than a dozen goals spanning food security, human health, infrastructure, and ecosystem-related targets. Enhancing policy coherence among the SDGs and across the 2030 Development Agendas requires an approach that can be adapted to the specific circumstances, context and needs of countries.

Disruptive Innovation Festival (DIF)

The Disruptive Innovation Festival (DIF) - taking place between 6th and 23rd November 2018 - is an annually held online platform which aims to shift mind-sets and inspire action towards a circular economy. It invites people to share and experience disruptive ideas and stories on a number of topics; attracting a worldwide audience, and sparking critical conversations and participation through a combination of live interviews, films, and podcasts. The DIF is curated b

Leading, transforming, and succeeding: The business implications of sustainability

Thanks to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we have a clear and comprehensive agenda for global development towards 2030, representing an unprecedented opportunity to put society on a truly sustainable and equitable pathway. For its part, the Paris Agreement is a major step forward by all governments of the world to safeguard the future of life on our planet.

Green Growth Video Series

Green Growth is a policy focus for the Asia and Pacific region that emphasizes environmentally sustainable economic progress to foster low-carbon, socially inclusive development. Green Growth is a globally relevant approach to sustainable economic growth that was developed in Asia.

SDG Business Hub

WBCSD’s SDG Business Hub captures and packages latest insight, developments and emerging trends on the Sustainable Development Goals to support the private sector in navigating this dynamic agenda. It provides an overview of WBCSD’s work in the SDG arena and includes an extensive resource library featuring reports, tools and other resources that are particularly relevant to business. 

Moon Shots & Puddle Jumps - Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals

Innovation Facility | 2017-2018 Year in Review
In 2014, UNDP, with the generous support of the Government of Denmark, established the Innovation Facility to improve service delivery and support national governments and citizens to tackle complex challenges. Over the past years, the Innovation Facility has invested in more than 170 country-level experiments.

In ‘Moon Shots & Puddle Jumps – Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals’, UNDP Innovation Facility shares case studies from over 25 countries of how innovation can make development more impactful.