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Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth

Goal 8 is to promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.

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More than half of the world's workers are in insecure jobs, often caught in a vicious circle of low-productive occupations with poor pay, and limited access to both education and social insurance. This applies more to women than to men. In addition, over the next 20 years, the global workforce is expected to increase by 800 million people, which means that major efforts will be needed to create new jobs.

Read more about goal 8 and the targets

Researchers on goal 8

"Economic growth has to be developed through decent working conditions" - Watch interview with Lotta Dellve, Department of Sociology and Work Science, University of Gothenburg, about goal 8 (2018).


Watch interview with Cecilia Berlin, Production Systems at Chalmers, about goal 8 (2017).

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Northern Lead is a logistics competence centre formed by Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg in co-operation with the Logistics and Transport Society LTS.
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Work and Employment Research Centre (WE) promotes and supports research, education, innovation and utilization in the field of sustainable work and employment.
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Capacity Building Programme on Inclusive Green Economy in East Africa
Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development (GMV) and partners run a capacity building programme on Inclusive Green Economy (IGE) in East Africa. It includes senior government civil servants from Ethiopia, Kenya and Rwanda and targets sectors critical for a transformation towards an inclusive green economy in the selected countries. The program aims at strengthening low-income countries’ capacity for conversion to an inclusive green economy through increased knowledge and application of economic instruments, organisational change, and building national systems for green economy applications in practice and promotion of transparent institutions.
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SDG 8 team at the University of Gothenburg
The University of Gothenburg, as part of the International Association of Universities (IAU) and its Higher Education and Research for Sustainable Development (HESD) Cluster, has been asked to take a lead specifically on goal 8. Every goal has its lead university, resulting in a global network of universities coordinating different goals.
Read more about the SDG 8 team at the University of Gothenburg
 

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