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.
|8.4.2 Domestic material consumption (DMC) and DMC per capita, per GDP||Tier I|
|8.4.1 Material footprint (MF) and MF per capita, per GDP||* Tier II|