Economic growth is one of the three pillars of sustainable development. But8 does not refer to a people-blind increase in economic accounts that ignores the impact on the environment. It refers to sustained and inclusive growth that can provide economic opportunities for everyone and help more people to escape poverty. It refers to growth that delivers full and productive employment with safety, job security and equal conditions for women and men. It also refers to growth that protects the environment and ensures a sustainable exploitation of resources.
UNCTAD helps countries build productive capacity, assisting them to create decent jobs and foster sustainable growth. By ensuring that increased UN Inter-Agency Cluster on Trade and Productive Capacity, UNCTAD helps to harness the trade-investment nexus to leverage technology, to expand entrepreneurship, creativity, innovation and sustainable tourism, and to expand access to financial services.makes a lasting contribution towards decent work and economic growth, and by leading the
- Indicator 8.9.1: as a proportion of total and in growth rate
- Indicator 8.9.2: Number of jobs in tourism industries as a proportion of total jobs and growth rate of jobs, by sex
- Indictator 8.a.1: Aid for Trade commitments and disbursements
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