Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

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Goal 8. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all;


Target 8.1

Sustain per capita economic growth in accordance with national circumstances and, in particular, at least 7 per cent gross domestic product growth per annum in the least developed countries;

  • Annual growth rate of real GDP per capita No review
  • Real GDP per capita No review
  • Income of households per capita Moderate negative
  • Consumption of households per capita Moderate negative

Taraget 8.2

Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation, including through a focus on high-value added and labour-intensive sectors;

  • Annual growth rate of real GDP per working hour No review

Target 8.3

Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encourage the formalization and growth of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises, including through access to financial services;

  • Productive activities, decent jobs, access to financial services largely archived

Target 8.4

Improve progressively, through 2030, global resource efficiency in consumption and production and endeavour to decouple economic growth from environmental degradation, in accordance with the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production, with developed countries taking the lead;

  • Total raw material consumption (RMC) - material footprint No review
  • Raw material consumption (RMC) - material footprint, per capita No review
  • Raw material consumption (RMC) - material footprint per real GDP No review
  • Total domestic material consumption (DMC) Moderate negative
  • Domestic material consumption (DMC), per capita Moderate positive
  • Domestic material consumption (DMC), per real GDP Moderate positive

Target 8.5

By 2030, achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value;

  • Gross hourly earnings of employees No review
  • Gross annual income of full-time employees (income difference women to men) Significant positive
  • Mental stress at work: severe time pressure or work overload No review
  • Unemployment rate, ILO definition Significant negative
  • Employment rate Moderate positive

Target 8.6

By 2020, substantially reduce the proportion of youth not in employment, education or training;

  • "NEET" young adults not in education, employment or training Moderate negative
  • Early school leavers Moderate positive

Target 8.7

Take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labour, end modern slavery and human trafficking and secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labour, including recruitment and use of child soldiers, and by 2025 end child labour in all its forms;

  • Eradicate forced and child labour largely archived

Target 8.8

Protect labour rights and promote safe and secure working environments for all workers, including migrant workers, in particular women migrants, and those in precarious employment;

  • Accidents at work excluding commuting accidents, total Significant positive
  • Accidents at work excluding commuting accidents, fatal injuries Significant positive
  • National compliance with labour rights (freedom of association and collective bargaining) largely archived

Target 8.9

By 2030, devise and implement policies to promote sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products;

  • Share of direct tourism value added per GDP No review
  • Growth rate of tourism value added and jobs in tourism No review
  • Jobs in tourism industries in total jobs No review

Target 8.10

Strengthen the capacity of domestic financial institutions to encourage and expand access to banking, insurance and financial services for all;

  • Sufficient capacity of financial institutions and services largely archived
  • Access to banking, insurance and financial services largely archived