This goal is about making sure everyone has the infrastructure they need to connect to the rest of the world

Why does SDG9 matter to Timor-Leste?

Relevant Target for

9.1develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient INFRASTRUCTURE, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human wellbeing, with a focus on AFFORDABLE AND EQUITABLE ACCESS FOR ALL

9.2 promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization, and by 2030 raise significantly industry's share of employment and GDP in line with national circumstances, and double its share in LDCs

9.3 increase the access of small-scale industrial and other enterprises, particularly in developing countries, to financial services including affordable credit and their INTEGRATION INTO VALUE CHAINS AND MARKETS

9.4 by 2030 upgrade infrastructure and retrofit industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource use efficiency and greater adoption of clean and environmentally sound technologies and industrial processes, all countries taking action in accordance with their respective capabilities

9.5 enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities of industrial sectors in all countries, particularly developing countries, including by 2030 encouraging innovation and increasing the number of R&D workers per one million people by x% and public and private R&D spending

9.a 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

9.b 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

9.c significantly increase ACCESS TO ICT and strive to provide universal and affordable ACCESS TO INTERNET in LDCs by 2020

Regional and metropolitan governments are particularly important in developing and maintaining infrastructure to serve urban areas and to link them up with their surrounding territories.

Local governments can include the promotion of small-scale industry and start-ups in their local economic development strategies, taking into account local resources, needs and markets.

We can identify gaps in access to ICT and the internet in our communities and take steps to bridge them, particularly through provision in public spaces such as libraries.


  • Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030
  • Financing for Development
  • Habitat III
  • Climate Change