8.1 Sustain per capita economic growth in accordance with national circumstances, and in particular at least 7% per annum GDP growth in the least-developed countries

8.2 Achieve higher levels of productivity of economies through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation, including through a focus on high value added and labor-intensive sectors

8.3 Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encourage formalization and growth of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises including through access to financial services

  • GRI Indicators: G4-DMA-b, FS7, FS6, G4-EC8

  • Poverty Footprint Indicators: PF-4.9

8.4 Improve progressively through 2030 global resource efficiency in consumption and production, and endeavor to decouple economic growth from environmental degradation in accordance with the 10-year framework of programs 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 secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labor, eradicate forced labor, and by 2025 end child labor in all its forms including recruitment and use of child soldiers

8.8 Protect labor rights and promote safe and secure working environments of all workers, including migrant workers, particularly women migrants, and those in precarious employment

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

  • Global Sustainable Tourism Council Criteria and Suggested Performance Indicators for Hotels and Tour Operators: IN-B2.a, IN-B3.a, IN-B4.a,

8.10 strengthen the capacity of domestic financial institutions to encourage and to expand access to banking, insurance and financial services for all

  • GRI Indicators: FS13, former FS16, FS14, FS7, FS6

  • Women's World Banking Gender Performance Indicators:

      1. Average initial loan balance as a percent of per capita Gross National Income (GNI), by gender

      2. Client retention rate, by gender

      3. New women clients as a percent of total new clients

      4. Percent of loan portfolio and average loan balance, by gender

      5. Percent of women clients accessing two or more distinct types of voluntary financial products

      6. Percent of women clients below a defined poverty threshold

      7. Percent of women clients who attend financial education programs

      8. Percent of women clients, by loan cycle or by join year

      9. Portfolio at Risk > 30 days, by gender

      10. Product growth, by gender

      11. Women clients as a percent of addressable market

      12. Women clients as a percent of total clients

      13. Women clients as a percent of total women served by comparable provides in the market


8.a. Increase Aid for Trade support for developing countries, particularly LDCs, including through the Enhanced Integrated Framework for LDCs

  • No indicators identified

8.b. By 2020, develop and operationalize a global strategy for youth employment and implement the ILO Global Jobs Pact

  • No indicators identified