GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

<p>Over the past 25 years the number of workers living in extreme poverty has declined dramatically, despite the lasting impact of the 2008 economic crisis and global recession. In developing countries, the middle class now makes up more than 34 percent of total employment &ndash; a number that has almost tripled between 1991 and 2015. However, as the global economy continues to recover we are seeing slower growth, widening inequalities, and not enough jobs to keep up with a growing labour force. According to the International Labour Organization, more than 204 million people were unemployed in 2015. The SDGs promote sustained economic growth, higher levels of productivity and technological innovation. Encouraging entrepreneurship and job creation are key to this, as are effective measures to eradicate forced labour, slavery and human trafficking. With these targets in mind, the goal is to achieve full and productive employment, and decent work, for all women and men by 2030.</p>

Projects

Latest Projects

Regional

The Venice Forum on the Future of Cities/Cities of the Future

Regional

Green Finance Innovation Platform: Derisking Renewable Energy Investments in the Arab Region

Sudan

Big Data for Development – Scaling Out, Up and Deep for Development Impact in Sudan

Somalia

Scaling Future Ready

Lebanon

A human-centred approach to crisis response in Lebanon

Lebanon

Development of Impact Investment Platform LiveLebanon 2.0 with crowdinvesting and blockchain technology: CedarCoin

Sudan

Engaging citizens to measure public service delivery via community radio

Regional

Hacking the Project Cycle for Impact in Arab States & Africa

Multiple Countries

Colour of Innovation

Regional

Measuring SDG Tier III Indicators

Egypt

Africa Impact Investment Summit

Egypt

Behavioural Insights and designing low-cost evaluations to combat violence against women

Egypt

Funding for impact

Egypt

”Internet of Things” Competition to Promote Inclusive Living for Persons with Disabilities

Jordan

Voices of marginalized and at- risk communities to improve interventions targeting social cohesion and the prevention of violent extremism - Jordan

Somalia

Future Ready

Somalia

Social Innovation Camp

Somalia

Open Innovation Challenge

Kuwait

Behavioural Insights Unit

Bahrain

The King Hamad Youth Empowerment Award

Bahrain

Youth Empowerment in Education

Lebanon

Speak Your Mind to Prevent Conflict

Regional

Universities Against Corruption

Egypt

Social Innovation Hub to address the gender gap in Egypt through fostering innovation and entrepreneurship among young women