Overview

Energy

 

 

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Transportation

A sustainable transport infrastructure is essential to achieving most, if not all, of the SDGs and Agenda 2030. This is why OFID considers it such an important sector and views it as vital in supporting the energy-water-food nexus approach to development. 

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Water & Sanitation

Good progress has been made in recent years in the water and sanitation sector. According to the UN, in 2015, 6.6 billion people, or 91 percent of the global population, used an improved drinking water source, versus just 82 percent in 2000.

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Telecommunications

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) are no longer considered a luxury in the developing world, where an estimated 70 percent of the population has access to fixed or mobile telephone services. 

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Health

There have been great strides made in health and wellbeing in recent years (SDG 3) – particularly in reducing child mortality, improving maternal health and fighting HIV /  AIDS, malaria and other diseases. But troubling statistics remain. An increasing proportion of child deaths are in sub-Saharan Africa and Southern Asia. 

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Education

According to a UN progress report, achieving inclusive and equitable quality education for all (SDG 4) will require increasing efforts, especially in sub-Saharan Africa and Southern Asia and for vulnerable populations, including people with disabilities, indigenous populations, refugee children and poor children in rural areas.

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Agriculture

Efforts to reduce hunger and malnutrition (SDG 2) have increased significantly in recent years and progress has been made. But challenges remain. As lately as 2016, an estimated 155 million children under the age of five were stunted as a result of chronic malnutrition. 

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Industry

As investment increases, the importance of the industrial sector in developing countries continues to grow. Not only is the sector an engine of economic growth, it is also a significant source of employment, especially for the ever-rising number of youth new to the job market.

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Financial

A strong and sustainable economy underpins socio-economic development. OFID finances operations that support decent work and economic growth, and industry, innovation and infrastructure (SDGs 8 and 9). 

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Infrastructure & Mining

Under OFID's Private Sector and Trade Finance Facilities, OFID has co-funded a number of transactions in support of the urban infrastructure and mining sectors.  

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Multisectoral

OFID recognizes that sectoral approaches to addressing complex national and global sustainable development challenges can be inadequate. The organization works hard to develop and promote a better understanding of the dynamic interdependence and interconnectedness of numerous complex systems within and across sector

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