Also, the goal targets upgrading infrastructure and retrofit industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean and environmentally sound technologies and industrial processes, with all countries taking action in accordance with their respective capabilities.
In addition, another target is to significantly increase access to information and communications technology and strive to provide universal and affordable access to the Internet in least developed countries by 2020.
IFC's Overall Contribution to SDG-9 in Calendar Year 2019
184.0 million people reached
with infrastructure services – telecoms
0.6 million people reached
with infrastructure services – transport
9.0 million containers operated or shipped
IFC's Contribution to individual targets of SDG-9
9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being, with a focus on affordable and equitable access for all.
9.c Significantly increase access to information and communications technology and strive to provide universal and affordable access to the Internet in least developed countries by 2020.
Helping governments attract private sector investment to infrastructure
DevCo was created in 2003 to support governments in poorer developing countries in attracting private sector investment to infrastructure. DevCo was established by the IFC and the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) with an initial capital fund of US$12.13 million. On outcomes, DevCo outperformed its combined target (2009-2012) on increased availability of new or improved infrastructure services. DevCo mandates are now expected to benefit 15.5 million people, 50 percent more than the target. For the nine operating projects, the number of people reported to have benefited from the projects is more than double what was predicted (nine million people versus four million).