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.

Technological progress is the foundation of efforts to achieve environmental objectives, such as increased resource and energy-efficiency. Without technology and innovation, industrialization will not happen, and without industrialization, development will not happen.

Learn more at: http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/infrastructure-industrialization/

Decision making model for local development projects – Community and technology

Abstract This paper structures the decision making process of Ingenieros Sin Fronteras Colombia, particularly the selection of the community to benefit and the technology to implement. The selection considers aspects to make a sustainable project

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