Several countries have launched initiatives with regard to indicators. The African Group has estimated the costs of the indicators and mapped them onto Agenda 2063. Samoa has identified the 190 most important indicators to track progress on SDGs implementation in the region. Others have created special units hosted in different ministries to coordinate the efforts of SDGs implementation. Countries agreed that investments should target capacity building in national statistics office, being the central unit to gather and distribute indicators progress data.
New ICT developers are also trying to adapt the technology to the needs of the vulnerable population. Although located in remote rural areas, the majority of populations in developing countries have access to mobile technology. Mastercard launched the platform 2Kuze that aims to connect farmers directly to buyers, using existing technology that was adapted to their direct needs. Gates Foundation has also started investing in efforts to multiply the rate of agricultural innovation and its availability to smallholder farmers. Ultimately, technology provides the farmers with direct access to buyers and offer them price and demand information.
These sorts of investments rely on the commitment of donor agencies and foundations, as they present substantial risk to private sector. The gathered experience and the technological developments offer the donors and smallholder farmers unique possibilities to utilise ICTs at any stage of the value chain.