Decent Work and Economic Growth

Sustainable Development Goal 8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

Click on the case studies below to find out what programs, projects and policies are being implemented in cities around the globe to accomplish Goal 8.

Learn more about the targets and indicators of SDG 8 at UN Sustainbale Development Knowledge Platform.

Case studies

101 case studies available.

Cities without Hunger – community gardens
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São Paulo, Brazil

Cities without Hunger – community gardens

The project’s objective is to implement a farming nucleus and satellite agricultural sites to generate urban jobs and skill-building.

City Development Strategy for Sustainable Development - Phase II
Alexandria, Egypt

City Development Strategy for Sustainable Devel...

Local economic development, participatory urban upgrading and environmental rehabilitation are the three pillars of the strategy

Detroit Youth Violence Prevention Strategy
Detroit, United States

Detroit Youth Violence Prevention Strategy

The Youth Violence Prevention plan brought together stakeholders to draft a multi-faceted strategy.

City Development Strategy Peshawar
Peshawar, Pakistan

City Development Strategy Peshawar

The strategy aimed at improving governance to foster sustainable urban development in a context of weak institutional capacities.

Urban Agriculture Programme (UAP)
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Rosario, Argentina

Urban Agriculture Programme (UAP)

The objective of the UAP is to implement a participatory process of production, transformation, and commercialisation to improve food supply

Micro-Gardens in Dakar
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Dakar, Senegal

Micro-Gardens in Dakar

Micro-gardening is a form of soilless horticultural production undertaken in small urban spaces, and contributes to the fight against food insecurity in Dakar.

Urban Poverty and City Consultation Process: Poverty Reduction Programme
Ijebu-Ode, Nigeria

Urban Poverty and City Consultation Process: Po...

The programme showed significant results in poverty reduction and creating employment.

Heartfelt Houses / Proyecto Juan Bobo
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Medellín, Colombia

Heartfelt Houses / Proyecto Juan Bobo

Inhabitants of a former informal settlement are supplied with clean water, sewage, and waste disposal.

Global Learning Village
Melbourne , Australia

Global Learning Village

The Global Learning Village is a concept, which aims at establishing smarter, healthier and better connected communities