9. Industries, Innovation and Infrastructure

Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

Investments in infrastructure – transport, irrigation, energy and information and communication technology – are crucial to achieving sustainable development and empowering communities in many countries. It has long been recognized that growth in productivity and incomes, and improvements in health and education outcomes require investment in infrastructure
Manufacturing is an important driver of economic development and employment. At the current time, however, manufacturing value added per capita is only US$100 in the least developed countries compared to over US$4,500 in Europe and Northern America. Another important factor to consider is the emission of Carbon Dioxide during manufacturing processes. Emissions have decreased over the past decade in many countries but the pace of decline has not been even around the world.
Technological progress is the foundation of efforts to achieve environmental objectives, such as increased resource and energy-efficiency. Without technology and innovation, industrialization will not happen, and without industrialization, development will not happen. There needs to be more investments in high-tech products that dominate the manufacturing productions to increase efficiency and a focus on mobile cellular services that increase connections between people.

Où en est la Tunisie concernant l’ODD #9

Malgré les investissements importants engagés par l’Etat tunisien en vue d’améliorer les infrastructures de transport, la qualité du transport a connu une forte dégradation au cours de ces dernières années. La promotion du transport public collectif constitue une priorité absolue. L’industrie en Tunisie représente 30% du PIB et 80% des exportations mais elle reste globalement peu diversifiée et orientée vers des secteurs à faible valeur ajoutée et concentrée principalement dans les zones du littoral (80%).

6%

des tunisiens sont extrêmement pauvres (2015)

15%

des tunisiens sont pauvres (2015)

31%

des tunisiens dans les régions du Centre Ouest sont pauvres