Goal Nine: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and 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. In addition to government funding and official development provision; private sector funding is being supported in aid of countries that are in need of financial, technological and technical support.

Overview of some indicators

Arrivals and departures in air and sea ports and causeway
Manufacturing value added as a proportion of GDP
Proportion of population covered by a mobile network

Digital Transformation 

The Personal Data Protection Law, announced in July 2018, sets a legal framework that determines how the information of individuals should be accessed and used when it is in the possession of companies and organizations. The Cloud-First policy adopted in 2017 provides guidance for the application of advanced technology at the public sector level, allowing for reduced operational costs, increased security and productivity, alongside the development of excellent public services. In 2022, the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority launched a new Innovation License to enable live testing of new technologies and services, including 5G and IoT technologies, through a light-touch regulatory environment known as a Regulatory Sandbox.

Financial Sector Innovation 

The Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) is driving the FinTech agenda via a dedicated unit for Fintech and Innovation that is tasked with creating a conducive regulatory environment to support FinTech business models and innovation within the Kingdom’s financial services sector. The Fintech and Innovation Unit launched its regulatory sandbox in 2017, which allows for testing in the Fintech field and has issued a few FinTech related regulations including Open Banking, Crowd Funding, Crypto-assets, Robo-Advisory and others.

Manufacturing Sector Development and Sustainability 

The Industrial Sector Strategy (2022-2026), launched as part of the Economic Recovery Plan, aims to support various industries, including aluminum, petrochemicals, green energy, food, pharmaceuticals, and semiconductor manufacturing. To achieve comprehensive manufacturing transformation, Bahrain is prioritizing and promoting Industry 4.0, investing in technological infrastructure, digitization, and adopting circular economy concepts.

Goal One: End poverty in all its forms everywhere
Goal Two: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
Goal Three: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all age
Goal Four: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
Goal Five: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
Goal Six: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
Goal Seven: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
Goal Eight: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
Goal Nine: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
Goal Ten: Reduce inequality within and among countries
Goal Eleven:  Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
Goal Twelve:Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
Goal Thirteen: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts[b]
Goal Fourteen: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
Goal Fifteen: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
Goal Sixteen: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
Goal Seventeen: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development
SDGs Bahrain

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