Sustainable Development Goals - Overview

Goal 8: Decent Work And Economic Growth

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

Decent Work And Economic Growth
  • 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 Economic  

    • Indicator 8.1.1: Annual growth rate of real GDP per capita Economic  

  • Target 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 Economic  

    • Indicator 8.2.1: Annual growth rate of real GDP per employed person Economic  

  • 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 Economic  

    • Indicator 8.3.1: Proportion of informal employment in non‑agriculture employment, by sex Economic   Environmental  

  • 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 Economic   Social  

    • Indicator 8.4.1: Material footprint, material footprint per capita, and material footprint per GDP Economic  

    • Indicator 8.4.2: Domestic material consumption, domestic material consumption per capita, and domestic material consumption per GDP Economic  

  • 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

    • Indicator 8.5.1: Average hourly earnings of female and male employees, by occupation, age and persons with disabilities Economic   Environmental  

    • Indicator 8.5.2: Unemployment rate, by sex, age and persons with disabilities Economic   Environmental  

  • Target 8.6: By 2020, substantially reduce the proportion of youth not in employment, education or training

    • Indicator 8.6.1: Proportion of youth (aged 15-24 years) not in education, employment or training Economic   Environmental  

  • 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 Environmental   Governmental  

    • Indicator 8.7.1: Proportion and number of children aged 5‑17 years engaged in child labour, by sex and age Economic   Environmental  

  • 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 Governmental  

    • Indicator 8.8.1: Frequency rates of fatal and non-fatal occupational injuries, by sex and migrant status Environmental  

    • Indicator 8.8.2: Level of national compliance of labour rights (freedom of association and collective bargaining) based on International Labour Organization (ILO) textual sources and national legislation, by sex and migrant status Environmental   Governmental  

  • Target 8.9: By 2030, devise and implement policies to promote sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products Environmental  

    • Indicator 8.9.1: Tourism direct GDP as a proportion of total GDP and in growth rate Economic  

    • Indicator 8.9.2: Proportion of jobs in sustainable tourism industries out of total tourism jobs Economic   Social  

  • Target 8.10: Strengthen the capacity of domestic financial institutions to encourage and expand access to banking, insurance and financial services for all

    • Indicator 8.10.1: (a) Number of commercial bank branches per 100,000 adults and (b) number of automated teller machines (ATMs) per 100,000 adults Economic  

    • Indicator 8.10.2: Proportion of adults (15 years and older) with an account at a bank or other financial institution or with a mobile-money-service provider Economic  

  • Target 8.a: Increase Aid for Trade support for developing countries, in particular least developed countries, including through the Enhanced Integrated Framework for Trade-related Technical Assistance to Least Developed Countries

    • Indicator 8.a.1: Aid for Trade commitments and disbursements Economic  

  • Target 8.b: By 2020, develop and operationalize a global strategy for youth employment and implement the Global Jobs Pact of the International Labour Organization Environmental   International Cooperation  

    • Indicator 8.b.1: Existence of a developed and operationalized national strategy for youth employment, as a distinct strategy or as part of a national employment strategy Economic   Governmental  

Alignment with Agenda 2063 - Goals

  • Goal 1: A High Standard of Living, Quality of Life and Well Being for All Citizens .
    Strong   Aspiration 1.  
  • Goal 4: Transformed Economies .
    Strong   Aspiration 1.  
  • Goal 16: African Cultural Renaissance is pre-eminent .
    Weak   Aspiration 5.  
  • Goal 18: Engaged and Empowered Youth and Children.
    Weak   Aspiration 6.  
  • Goal 20: Africa takes full responsibility for financing her development.
    Weak   Aspiration 7.  

Alignment with Agenda 2063 - Targets

  • Target 1.1 : Increase 2013 per capita income by at least 30%
    T8.1 Strong   T8.2 Strong  
  • Target 1.2 : Reduce 2013 unemployment rate by at least 25%
    T8.5 Strong   T8.6 Strong   T8.b Strong  
  • Target 1.3 : Reduce Youth and Women unemployment rate by 2% per annum
    T8.b Strong  
  • Target 1.5 : Reduce underemployment rate by 50%
    T8.5 Strong   T8.b Strong  
  • Target 1.6 : Reduce 2013 the proportion of employed people earning less than minimum wage by at least 25%
    T8.5 Strong  
  • Target 4.1 : Annual GDP growth rate of at least 7%
    T8.1 Strong   T8.2 Strong  
  • Target 4.4 : 20% of informal sector ventures graduate into Small Formal Enterprise category a year.
    T8.3 Strong  
  • Target 4.5 : At least 50% of informal sector ventures that grow into small formal enterprise category a year will be owned by Women
    T8.3 Strong  
  • Target 4.11 : Improvement in diversification index of 2013 is at least 20%.
    T8.2 Strong  
  • Target 4.13 : Contribution of the creative arts to GDP in real terms is increased by at least 100%
    T8.9 Strong  
  • Target 4.18 : Contribution of tourism to GDP in real terms is increased by at least 100%.
    T8.9 Strong  
  • Target 12.4 : Local communities have a fair share of the exploitation of natural resources and are using them for the benefit of all.
    T8.4 Weak  
  • Target 16.4 : At least 20% of the citizenry participate in culture and appreciate the creative arts
    T8.9 Strong  
  • Target 16.5 : National languages used as part of the administrative processes of the country.
    T8.9 Strong  
  • Target 17.1 : Equal economic rights for women, including the rights to own and inherit property, sign a contract, save, register and manage a business and own and operate a bank account by 2026
    T8.1 Strong  
  • Target 18.1 : Reduce 2013 rate of youth unemployment by at least 25%; in particular female youth
    T8.5 Strong   T8.6 Strong  
  • Target 18.2 : Youth business startups including female youth in all business startups is at least 15%
    T8.3 Strong  
  • Target 18.5 : . End all forms of violence, child labor exploitation, child marriage and human trafficking
    T8.7 Strong  
  • Target 18.6 : Recruitment of Child soldiers is ended
    T8.7 Strong  
  • Target 20.1 : National capital market finances at least 10% of development expenditure
    T8.1 Strong  

Alignment with Agenda 2063 - Indicators

  • Indicator 1.1.1 : GNI per capita
    I8.1.1 Weak   I8.2.1 Weak  
  • Indicator 1.2.2 : Unemployment rate by age, by sex, vulnerability
    I8.5.1 Strong   I8.5.2 Weak   I8.6.1 Weak   I8.b.1 Strong  
  • Indicator 1.5.5 : Underemployment rate by age, sex
    I8.5.1 Strong   I8.5.2 Strong   I8.b.1 Strong  
  • Indicator 1.6.6 : Proportion of employed people living below the minimum wage
    I8.5.1 Weak   I8.5.2 Strong  
  • Indicator 4.1.1 : % growth rate in increase in real GDP
    I8.1.1 Weak   I8.2.1 Weak  
  • Indicator 4.4.4 : % of informal sector ventures graduating into Formal Enterprises
    I8.3.1 Strong  
  • Indicator 4.5.5 : % of informal sector ventures graduating into Formal Enterprises owned by women
    I8.3.1 Strong  
  • Indicator 4.11.11 : % improvement in diversification index
    I8.2.1 Weak  
  • Indicator 4.13.13 : % contribution of the creative arts to GDP in real terms increased
    I8.9.1 Weak   I8.9.2 Weak  
  • Indicator 4.18.18 : % contribution of the Tourism sector to GDP
    I8.9.1 Weak  
  • Indicator 12.4.4 : The level of satisfaction of local authorities on the share of the exploitation of natural resources for the benefit of all. The proportion of revenue generated from exploitation of natural resources retained in the local communities.
    I8.4.1 Strong  
  • Indicator 16.4.4 : Proportion of citizens who participate in culture
    I8.9.1 Strong   I8.9.2 Weak  
  • Indicator 16.5.6 : Number of institutions or organisations in the country that use national languages in administrative processes
    I8.9.1 Strong   I8.9.2 Strong  
  • Indicator 17.1.1 : Proportion of women with a savings account
    I8.10.1 Strong   I8.10.2 Strong  
  • Indicator 17.1.3 : Proportion of population with an account at a formal financial institution by sex and age
    I8.10.1 Strong   I8.10.2 Weak  
  • Indicator 18.1.1 : Youth unemployment rate by sex
    I8.5.1 Strong   I8.5.2 Weak   I8.6.1 Strong  
  • Indicator 18.2.2 : Proportion of business startups by youth by sex and by formal/informal and by industry
    I8.3.1 Strong  
  • Indicator 18.5.7 : Proportion of children engaged in child labor
    I8.7.1 Weak  
  • Indicator 18.6.8 : Continental indicator
    I8.7.1 Strong  
  • Indicator 20.1.1 : Proportion of development expenditure contributed by national capital markets
    I8.10.1 Strong   I8.10.2 Strong