9th June 2021

The Forum on Trade, Environment and the SDGs (TESS) Launch Statement

Nina Kiderlin
15th April 2021

How can we democratise the platform economy?

Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy
Research project in progress

Reaching the Unreached: Skills Development Policies and the Promise of ICT – A Scoping Study from India and South Africa

Michel Carton
3rd September 2020

Priorities for governing large-scale infrastructure in the tropics

Susanna Hecht and Centre for International Environmental Studies
Research project in progress

The Needs of Workers and their Families in Ethiopia’s Textile and Garment Sectors

Oliver Jütersonke, Alexandre Freire and Centre on Conflict, Development & Peacebuilding
15th May 2019

Digital Work in the Global South

Filipe Calvao
2 March, 2023

The quest for social justice in a rapidly changing world of work

Maison de la Paix
Eric Degila
24th June 2019

From the Centre to the Margins and Back Again: Women in Agriculture at the ILO

Gender Centre
29th August 2023

Green and Digital Futures: Enabling Youth For ‘Just Transitions’

Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy
15 December, 2021

The 21st century development journey: Is service-led growth the way forward? By TASC Platform

Centre for Trade and Economic Integration
PhD thesis in progress

Three Essays on Financial Inclusion and Financial Development in Colombia

Mauricio Pinzon
24th January 2022

EU Commission presents rules to strengthen collective rights for platform workers

Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy

Goal 8 aims to sustain economic growth, while at the same time making it inclusive and sustainable. The UN Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform places the focus in its progress report on “increasing labour productivity, reducing the unemployment rate, especially for young people, and improving access to financial services and benefits are essential components of sustained and inclusive economic growth”. Read more about Goal 8

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

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

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

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

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

Target 8.6

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

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

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

Target 8.9

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

Target 8.10

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

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

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