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2017 Mobile Industry Impact Report: Sustainable Development Goals

At the United Nations General Assembly Week, the GSMA published the 2017 Mobile Industry Impact Report: Sustainable Development Goals – the second annual study assessing the mobile industry’s impact in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The report, produced by GSMA Intelligence, measures the progress that the industry is making against the SDGs. It also sets out several commitments and initiatives that the GSMA and its members will focus on delivering over the next year, contributing further to achieving the SDGs.

During 2016, the mobile industry increased its impact across all 17 SDGs, with the greatest improvement in SDG 3 (Good Health and Well-being), SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities) and SDG 13 (Climate Action). This was driven by three key trends – better networks, greater connectivity and increased use of mobile-enabled services. Overall, the industry’s contribution remained strongest around SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure).

Download the report below or visit the 2017 Mobile Industry Impact Report website.

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