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
UN Women
United Nations Joint Programme on HIV and AIDS Secretariat
United Nations Development Programme
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
United Nations Resident Coordinator Office
Congress of Local Authorities from Moldova
Catholic Relief Services
Moldova Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment
Moldova Ministry of Education, Culture and Research
Moldova Ministry of Interior
Moldova National Institute of Justice
Moldova Public Employment Service
Moldova Parliament of the Republic
Terre des Hommes
Association of Women Entrepreneurs from Moldova
Government of Moldova
AO Asociatia pentru Abilitarea Copilului si Familiei
Agence d'Aide à la Coopération Technique et au Développement
Moldova State University of Medicine and Pharmacy
Moldova schools
Moldova local public administration
Moldova youth centers
Moldova Ministry of Economy
Moldova National Employment Agency
Moldova National Agency for Public Health
Moldova Ministry of Infrastructure and Regional Development
Moldova Ministry of Education and Research
Moldova Ministry of Culture
Moldova Ministry of Labor and Social Protection
Moldova National Center for Child Abuse Prevention
Moldova National Confederation of Trade Unions
Moldova National Confederation of Employers
Moldova Association of Roma Community Mediators
Moldova Human Rights Resource Center
Moldova Equality Council
Moldova Ombudspersons Office
National Civil Society Organizations
Responsible Business Association
Moldova Bureau for Migration and Asylum
Moldova Ministry of Internal Affairs
Moldova Peoples Advocate for Child's Right
Moldova Ministry of Health
Moldova Organization for Entrepreneurship Development (ODA)
Moldova Center for Combating Trafficking in Persons

Investing Partners

International Labour Organisation
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
World Health Organization
European Commission - Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
The US Government Department of State Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons
Embassy of Japan
Government of Sweden
Core Funding
The European Union
Republic of Korea
UN Trust Fund for Human Security
European Union Foreign Policy Instruments
UNHCR Multidonor
UNFPA Core funds

Our work on Decent Work and Economic Growth is linked to these other Sustainable Development Goals: