Successful communities are based on the foundation of sound, efficient and resilient infrastructure. It’s imperative that we promote, invest and upgrade infrastructure globally. Innovations in development and infrastructure are crucial drivers of economic growth and development. With half of the world now living in cities, we need to promote sustainable technology for mass transport and renewable energy.


The value of manufacturing as a share of GDP increased to 16.2% in 2016. In the same year manufacturing value per capita was $4,621 in Europe and North America.

Investments in research stood at 1.7% of global GDP. There were 1,098 researchers per million people in 2014.

Official Development Assistance (ODA) for infrastructure in developing countries reached $57 billion .

16% of the global population does not have access to mobile broadband networks.

Industrialization’s job multiplication effect has a positive impact on society. Every job in manufacturing creates 2.2 jobs in other sectors.

For many African countries, particularly the lower-income countries, the existent constraints regarding infrastructure affect firm productivity by around 40% .

Small and medium-sized enterprises that engage in industrial processing and manufacturing are the most critical for the early stages of industrialization and are typically the largest job creators.

Small and medium-sized enterprises that engage in industrial processing and manufacturing make up over 90% of business worldwide and account for between 50-60% of employment.

Least developed countries have immense potential for industrialization in food and beverages (agro-industry), and textiles and garments, with good prospects for sustained employment generation and higher productivity.

Middle-income countries can benefit from entering the basic and fabricated metals industries , which offer a range of products facing rapidly growing international demand.

In developing countries, barely 30% of agricultural production undergoes industrial processing.

In high-income countries, 98% is processed. This suggests that there are great opportunities for developing countries in agribusiness.


How can we as global citizens help ensure the proper investments are in place to drive infrastructure, innovation and support a strong, growing economy? Solutions to environmental and economic challenges depends heavily on technological progress and innovation. Investing in research and sustainability opens doors to new jobs and economic opportunity to build stable and prosperous societies across the globe.Use Prepr to guide your innovation and development.

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