Sustainable Development Goals - 17 Goals to Transform our World

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Los Angeles County is home to three, world-class research universities: USC, UCLA, and Caltech. These educational institutions combined graduate more engineers than anywhere else in the country.

In 2011, the Los Angeles cleantech Incubator was founded with support from the City of Los Angeles to accelerate innovation in cleantech.

This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from City of Los Angeles statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from Angeleno statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other Angeleno-specific metadata information.

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Data last updated 2021-11-24: see changes on GitHub opens in a new window
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This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

Indicator name

Research and development expenditure as a proportion of GDP

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Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities of industrial sectors in all countries, in particular developing countries, including, by 2030, encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers per 1 million people and public and private research and development spending

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United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

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