Goal 8. Decent work and economic growth

Last changed: 01 April 2020

Here you can find some examples of SLU research areas and projects within each target under Goal 8.

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

8.2, 8.3, 8.7, 8.8, 8.9


8.2 Diversify, innovate and upgrade for economic productivity

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 policies to support job creation and growing enterprises

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.

8.7 End modern slavery, trafficking and child labour

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.

  • Sustaining fish and fishworkers? Human rights for migrant Burmese fishworkers in the EU-initiated sustainable fisheries reform in Thailand (Alin Kadfak)
8.8 Protect labour rights and promote safe working environments

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.

  • Sweatshops at sea: Labour reform in the Thai seafood supply chain via hybrid global governance (illegal fishing,forced labour, social sustainability in Thailand Myanmar - Alin Kadfak)
8.9 Promote beneficial and sustainable tourism

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

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