SDG 8 as a New Social Contract for a job-rich recovery and resilience

Among other findings, this study demonstrates that economic growth alone cannot provide countries with the sufficient means to counter poverty and inequalities and ensure well-being for all.

The study analyses the findings of the ITUC SDG 8 Monitor, which measures progress on implementing the Sustainable Development Goal 8 (SDG 8) on decent work and sustainable economic growth in 145 countries - representing 97 per cent of the world’s population.

The Monitor establishes how progress (or lack thereof) on SDG 8 impacts the realisation of the other SDGs SDGs The Sustainable Development Goals were one of the outcomes of the Rio+20 Conference. The members States launched a new set of future international development goals, which will build upon the Millennium Development Goals and converge with the post-2015 development agenda. . In addition, it presents a series of policy recommendations for an SDG8-driven recovery and resilience that is job-rich and puts people and the environment at the centre.

➡️Related blog post: "A New Social Contract for a job-rich recovery" written by Paola Simonetti and published on the website of the OECD Development Matters.

SDG 8 as a New Social Contract for a job-rich recovery and resilience