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Sustainable Development
With STS&P, let's make a better world through Technology

Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

[UN, Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 25 September 2015 ]

  • To solve the worldwide environment problem -poverty, severe water shortages, air · water pollution-, world leaders and UN announced the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and 17 Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) and 169 targets.
  • Building on the Millennium Development Goals(MDGs), SDGs propose to eradicate poverty and further move toward sustainable development in its three dimensions-economic, social, and environmental, which is MDGs did not achieve.
Request for New Appropriate Technology for Developing Countries
  • The UN focus on developing technologies as tools for implementing SDGs, and anticipate that they will create new industries and markets and change the demand for labor and capital.
  • The uptake and deployment of smart technology for sustainable development will be facilitated greatly by an efficient international market for appropriate technology for the SDGs.
  • [NOTE]
  • The term ‘Smart Technology’ here refers to creative technology which can be manufactured and utilized with affordable cost in developing countries and areas having weak social infrastructure. It includes traditional appropriate technology, but is not limited to it, comprises all new Information and Communication Technology(ICT) and all new technologies that can positively affect achieving the SDGs.

ENTER the BOP Market Smart Technology & the BOP Market
STS&P connects BOP market and future technologies

Rapidly developing technologies have reshaped the lives of communities, families and individuals around the world through providing new goods and services.

[UNDP and UNRISD(2017), Global Trends ]

  • Bottom of the pyramid(BOP) class, which earns $3,000 per year, is the largest but poorest socio-economic group. In global terms, 2.7 billion people live on less than $2.50 per day. BOP market accounts for 79% of the world's population, and its volume is as high as 5 trillion dollars. The value of the market is even higher because it can simultaneously pursue corporate profit and social contribution activities.

Rapidly Growing Procurement Markets
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UN procurement volume in 2015 increased to $ 17.6 billion, from $17.2 billion in 2014.

[UNOPS,2015 Annual Statistical Report on UN Procurement(2016) ]

The procurement volume from countries has risen over the last 10 years. Especially in case of the government procurement of developed countries –USA, Switzerland, UK, etc.-, there are already grand-scale markets.

[UNOPS,2015 Annual Statistical Report on UN Procurement(2016) ]