Sustainable Development Goal

Decent Work and Economic Growth

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

Goal 8 Targets

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8.B By 2020, develop and operationalize a global strategy for youth employment and implement the Global Jobs Pact of the International Labour Organization

Source: UN Sustainable Development

Implementing partners

International Labour Organisation
International Organization for Migration
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
United Nations Development Programme
Bangladesh Prime Minister’s Office
Bangladesh Cabinet Division
Bangladesh Ministry of Agriculture
Bangladesh Ministry of Commerce
Bangladesh Ministry of Food
Bangladesh Ministry of Education
Bangladesh Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
Bangladesh Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock
Bangladesh Finance Division
Bangladesh Economic Relations Division
Bangladesh Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Bangladesh Ministry of Home Affairs
Bangladesh Ministry of Industries
Bangladesh Ministry of Labour & Employment
Bangladesh Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs
Bangladesh Ministry of Land
Bangladesh Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Co-operatives
Bangladesh Information & Communication Technology Division
Bangladesh Ministry of Social Welfare
Bangladesh Ministry of Women and Children Affairs
Bangladesh Ministry of Youth and Sports
Bangladesh Ministry of Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment
Bangladesh National Coordination Committee for Workers' Education
Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association
Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers and Exporters Association
Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics
Bangladesh General Economics Division
University of Dhaka
Bangladesh Investment Development Authority
Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority
Bangladesh National Skills Development Authority
Bangladesh Civil Society Organizations
Bangladesh Employers Federation
Bangladesh Sectoral Employers and Workers' Organizations

Investing Partners

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
International Fund for Agricultural Development
International Labour Organisation
UN Women
United Nations Development Programme
United Nations Children's Fund
Global Affairs Canada
The World Bank
Embassy of the Netherlands
Government of Sweden
Core Funding
The European Union
Government of Canada
Government of Japan
Government of the Netherlands
Private Sector
Private company
German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development
United Kingdom Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
The Green Climate Fund
United Nations Multi-Partner Trust Fund
Bangladesh National Board of Revenue
Swedish International Development Agency
Joint Sustainable Development Goals Fund