The MDG Target 8.F includes a commitment, in cooperation with the private sector, to make available the benefits of new technologies. While the Target makes more general reference to ‘new technologies’, the relevant indicators measure only the penetration of information and communication technologies. It has been recognized that it is also imperative that the international community come together to better provide other key technologies to developing countries, such as those for coping with the adverse effects of climate change and with the potential impact of the rising incidence of disasters.