The SDG Investor Map for India has been launched by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Invest India, laying out 18 investment opportunities areas.
These investment opportunities areas are in six critical sustainable development goals, including farming, education, healthcare, financial services and renewable energy.
“India occupies a key role in determining the success of the SDGs, globally. This initiative is an instrumental stride in India’s development trajectory, and I believe it couldn’t have come at a better time,” Invest India MD & CEO Deepak Bagla said, adding the data-backed research serves as useful blueprints to understand how best the SDG financing gap can be narrowed.
The development pathway that India selects will set an example for other developing nations, the UNDP stated, adding the SDG financing gap has widened by an estimated USD 400 billion in developing countries due to the COVID-19 outbreak.