Goal 8

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Decent Work and Economic Growth

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Sustained and inclusive economic growth is a prerequisite for sustainable development, which can contribute to improved livelihoods for people around the world. Economic growth can lead to new and better employment opportunities and provide greater economic security for all. Moreover, rapid growth, especially among the least developed and developing countries, can help them reduce the wage gap relative to developed countries, thereby diminishing glaring inequalities between the rich and poor.

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8.4.2 Domestic material consumption, domestic material consumption per capita, and domestic material consumption per GDP Tier Image Tier I
8.4.1 Material footprint, material footprint per capita and material footprint per GDP Tier Image * Tier II
* Agreed methodology only at global level. Not for country level monitoring.

Contact: Ludgarde Coppens

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