9.c.1 Share of Population Using the Internet
The proportion of the population that have used the internet within the last three months are considered internet users. The Internet can be used via a computer, mobile phone, personal
digital assistant, games machine, digital TV etc.
International Telecommunication Union, World Telecommunication/ICT Development Report and Database. Retrieved from “https://www.itu.int/en/ITU-D/Statistics/Pages/publications/wtid.aspx“
9.c.1 Share of Population Using the Internet in the Sustainable Development Goals
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9. 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.
Inclusive and sustainable industrial development is the primary source of income generation, allows for rapid and sustained increases in living standards for all people, and provides the technological solutions to environmentally sound industrialization.
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.
Related 9.c.1 Share of Population Using the Internet Targets
Significantly increase access to information and communications technology and strive to provide universal and affordable access to the Internet in least developed countries by 2020