Sustained and inclusive economic growth is an essential requisite for poverty eradication and sustainable development. Productive infrastructure, access to Information and communications technology (ICT) is a diverse set of technological tools and resources used to transmit, store, create, share or exchange information. These resources include computers, the Internet, live broadcasting technologies, recorded broadcasting technologies and telephony . and new technologies, and a stable macroeconomic environment are some of the most important determinants of long-term growth. These are some of the topics covered in this theme of SDG Pulse, along with the domestic and international mechanisms available to finance these policies.
As shown in the statistics and insights presented in SDG Pulse, there are great opportunities to use infrastructure, new technologies, sound economic policy and stable financing mechanisms as enablers of growth. However, these same areas, when not properly managed, could also become obstacles for development. The Sustainable Development Goal indicators allow countries to monitor these areas and identify the most urgent priorities.
Available data on these SDG indicators show a mixed picture. On one hand, there has been significant progress in developing economies in many areas, including access to ICT technologies among the population and a growing weight as transport hubs for global trade. On the other hand, there are also important concerns in many countries in terms of access to international sources of financing for development and their financial sustainability, for instance external public and private debt. In terms of domestic resource mobilization, the topic of illicit financial flows is increasingly considered as a significant threat to sustainable development, one requiring concerted national and international efforts to contain it.
SDG indicator 17.2.1
SDG indicator 17.6.1
SDG indicator 17.4.1
UNCTAD & UNODC SDG indicator 16.4.1
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