Goal 9 seeks to build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation. Economies with a diversified industrial sector and strong infrastructure sustained less damage and are experiencing faster recovery. In 2021, global manufacturing rebounded from the pandemic, although the recovery remains incomplete and uneven. Higher-technology industries performed better and recovered faster, providing a strong example of how important technological innovation is to achieving Goal 9.
Queen Mary University, London, England EC1M 6BE, United Kingdom