Progress report on the implementation of SDG 9 in Latin America and the Caribbean (Report)

Author(s): UNIDO
Published on: Monday, 31 Oct 2022

Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 9 aims to build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation. With manufacturing at its core, is key to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Manufacturing plays a fundamental role in supporting resilience and driving shared prosperity. The industrial sector generates jobs, income, and innovation, and influences other parts of the economy. Industrialization has not, however, progressed uniformly across the world. The manufacturing sector in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), for example, has experienced a decline in relative economic significance in recent decades, and its value reached a historic low, accounting for only 12.6 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) in 2021. This report contributes to UNIDO’s efforts to disseminate information on SDG 9 among its Member States and to support them in implementing the 2030 Agenda with a special focus on achieving the SDG 9 based on data-driven and evidence-based monitoring.


The purpose of this report is to present an overview of the progress countries in the Latin America and Caribbean region have made towards achieving SDG 9 on building resilient infrastructure, promoting sustainable industrialization and fostering innovation. Additionally, this report seeks to highlight the areas in which the region’s countries have made progress to foster the exchange of knowledge and good practices based on the notion that industry has the potential of transforming the development model of Latin America and the Caribbean.


The aim of this publication is multi-fold:

  • increase access to official data and reports while raising awareness of information related to the SDGs, in particular, SDG 9;
  • describe the current state of Latin American and Caribbean countries in terms of SDG 9 indicators;
  • highlight key actions and areas that contribute to a better post-pandemic recovery in the region; and
  • introduce UNIDO’s new regional approach to Latin America and the Caribbean.

The report is also available in Spanish.

The Infografics in Spanish can be downloaded here.


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