Global Civil Society & the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

Industries, Innovation & Infrastructure

Goal 9 seeks to build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.

Economic growth, social development and climate action are heavily dependent on investments in infrastructure, sustainable industrial development and technological progress. In the face of a rapidly changing global economic landscape and increasing inequalities, sustained growth must include industrialization that first of all, makes opportunities accessible to all people, and second, is supported by innovation and resilient infrastructure.

Even before the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, global manufacturing – considered an engine of overall economic growth – has been steadily declining due to tariffs and trade tensions. The manufacturing decline caused by the pandemic has further caused serious impacts on the global economy.

This is primarily due to high inflation, energy price shocks, persistent disruptions in the supply of raw materials and intermediate goods, and global economic deceleration.

While LDCs in Asia have made considerable progress, African LDCs would need to change the current trajectory and accelerate progress significantly to attain the target by 2030. However, medium-high and high-technology industries demonstrated robust growth rates.

Name Acronym Founded City HQ Country/Territory HQ Type I Type II

ASEAN Framework Agreement on the Facilitation of Goods in Transit

1998 Jakarta Indonesia T g

ASEAN Framework Agreement on the Facilitation of Inter-state Transport

1998 T g

ASEAN Furniture Industries Council

AFIC 1978 Singapore Singapore E t

ASEAN International Airports Association

AAA 1982 Bandar Seri Begawan Brunei Darussalam E

ASEAN Iron and Steel Industry Federation

AISIF 1977 Shah Alam Malaysia E t

ASEAN Membrane Science and Technology Society

AMSTS 2002 Johor Bahru Malaysia D

ASEAN Music Industry Association

AMIA Wan Chai Hong Kong E t

ASEAN Pharmaceutical Industry Club

Jakarta Indonesia E t

ASEAN Power Grid

Nonthaburi Thailand E g

ASEAN Tourism Research Association

ATRA 2013 Subang Jaya Malaysia D

ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office

AMRO 2011 Singapore Singapore F g

ASEED International Institute of Development Management Technology

AIDMAT Delhi India G j

Ashoka - Innovators for the Public

1980 Arlington VA USA F


1894 Peachtree Corners GA USA G

Asia and Pacific Commission on Agricultural Statistics

APCAS 1963 Bangkok Thailand E g

Asia and Pacific Internet Association

APIA 1997 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia D

Asia and Pacific Plant Protection Commission

APPPC 1955 Bangkok Thailand E g

Asia and the Pacific Policy Society


Asia Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists

AAMLS 1997 Bangkok Thailand D

Asia Cooperation Dialogue

ACD 2002 Kuwait Kuwait F g

Asia Cruise Terminal Association

ACTA 2011 Singapore Singapore D

Asia Development Dialogue

Bangkok Thailand E

Asia eHealth Information Network

AeHIN 2011 Manila Philippines F

Asia Foundation

1954 San Francisco CA USA G

Asia Industrial Gases Association

AIGA 2002 Singapore Singapore D t

Asia Maritime & Fisheries Universities Forum

AMFUF 2002 Busan Korea Rep F c

Asia Network for Sustainable Agriculture and Bioresources

ANSAB 1992 Kathmandu Nepal F

Asia Oceania Agricultural Proteomics Organization

AOAPO Karaj Iran Islamic Rep D

Asia Oceania Geosciences Society

AOGS 2003 Singapore Singapore D

Asia Pacific Association of Robotic Surgeons

APARS Seoul Korea Rep D

Asia Pacific Association of Technology and Society


Asia Pacific Industrial Engineering and Management Society

APIEMS 1999 D t

Asia Pacific Innovation Network

AP-IN 2010 F v

Asia Pacific Medical Technology Association

APACMed 2014 Singapore Singapore D

Asia Pacific Network of Science and Technology Centres

ASPAC 1997 Hong Kong Hong Kong F

Asia Pacific Network Operators Group

APNOG Milton QLD Australia F c

Asia Pacific Pathways to Progress Foundation

APPFI Quezon City Philippines G

Asia Pacific Tele-Ophthalmology Society

APTOS 2016 Zhuhai China D

Asia Pacific Top Level Domain Association

APTLD 1998 Beijing China D

Asia Pacific Trade Seminars

APTS 2008 Tokyo Japan F ct

Asia Partnership Conference of Pharmaceutical Associations

APAC 2012 Tokyo Japan J c

Asia Petrochemical Industry Conference

APIC 1979 S ct

Asia Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association

ASIFMA Hong Kong Hong Kong D t

Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation

ASSIST 2003 Makati Philippines F

Asia Video Industry Association

AVIA 1991 Causeway Bay Hong Kong D t

Asia Water Council

AWC 2016 Daejeon Korea Rep D y

Asia Wind Energy Association

2016 Singapore Singapore D

Asia-Middle East Dialogue


Asia-Pacific Advanced Network

APAN 1997 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia F

Asia-Pacific Association of Theoretical & Computational Chemists