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Goal 17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

  • Official development assistance (ODA) stood at approximately $135 billion in 2014.

  • In 2014, 79% of imports from developing countries entered developed countries duty-free.

  • The debt burden on developing countries remains stable at about 3% of export revenue.

  • The number of internet users in Africa almost doubled in the past four years.

  • As of 2015, 95% of the world’s population is covered by a mobile-cellular signal.

  • 30% of the world’s youth are digital natives, active online for at least five years.

  • Internet penetration has grown from just over 6% of the world’s population in 2000 to 43% in 2015.

  • But more than four billion people do not use the Internet, and 90% of them are from the developing world.

  • India has the second highest number of Internet users in the world however, Internet penetration in the country is under 20%.