UN Sustainable Development Goals - 8. Decent work and economic growth


Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all

Roughly half the world’s population still lives on the equivalent of about US$2 a day. And in too many places, having a job doesn’t guarantee the ability to escape from poverty. This slow and uneven progress requires us to rethink and retool our economic and social policies aimed at eradicating poverty.


A continued lack of decent work opportunities, insufficient investments and under-consumption lead to an erosion of the basic social contract underlying democratic societies: that all must share in progress. The creation of quality jobs will remain a major challenge for almost all economies well beyond 2015. Sustainable economic growth will require societies to create the conditions that allow people to have quality jobs that stimulate the economy while not harming the environment. Job opportunities and decent working conditions are also required for the whole working age population.


Read more about this goal on the website of the United Nations.


How do the Dutch universities work on this development goal?
The 14 Dutch universities work together on this goal in the reserach programme Digital Society

Erasmus University Rotterdam

Leiden University
Maastricht University

Radboud University I

Radboud University II

Radboud University III

Tilburg University

TU Delft I

TU Delft II

University of Amsterdam I 

University of Amsterdam II

University of Groningen

Utrecht University

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam