Sustainable Development Goal 08 - Decent Work and Economic Growth

"Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all" : Overall, economic trends in the Pacific region have been positive, yet inconsistent. The restricted economic bases of Pacific Island countries are highly sensitive to external economic shocks (including commodity price fluctuations, supply chain disruptions and financial stress), natural events (such as cyclones, floods and droughts) and costs of adaptation to climate change; nternal employment factors in the Pacific compound these external factors. The size of the informal economy; gender gaps and imbalances; and high youth unemployment/underemployment are issues that can be monitored under Goal 8; Tourism is an important sector of growth and development in the Pacific, providing foreign exchange earnings, employment and income earning opportunities for many Pacifc islanders. Tourism is one of the region’s few economically viable sectors, and its share in national GDPs is monitored in this goal.

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  • GDP per capita growth (8.1.1)
  • Growth rate of real GDP per employed person (8.2.1)
  • Informal employment in non-agriculture (8.3.1)
  • Material footprint per capita (8.4.1)
  • Material footprint per unit of GDP (8.4.1)
  • Material footprint (8.4.1)
  • Domestic material consumption per capita (8.4.2)
  • Domestic material consumption per unit of GDP (8.4.2)
  • Domestic material consumption (8.4.2)
  • Average hourly earnings (8.5.1)
  • Unemployment rate (8.5.2)
  • Youth not in education, employment or training (8.6.1)
  • Proportion of children in employment (8.7.1)
  • Proportion of children engaged in hazardous work (8.7.1)
  • Children engaged in hazardous work (8.7.1)
  • Proportion of children engaged in labour (8.7.1)
  • Children engaged in labour (8.7.1)
  • Children in employment (8.7.1)
  • Fatal occupational injuries among employees (8.8.1)
  • Non-fatal occupational injuries among employees (8.8.1)
  • Tourism as a proportion of total GDP (8.9.1)
  • Tourism as a proportion of total GDP, inward (8.9.1)
  • Tourism as a proportion of total GDP, outward (8.9.1)
  • Proportion of jobs in sustainable tourism industries out of total tourism jobs (8.9.2)
  • Automated teller machines (ATMs) (8.10.1)
  • Commercial bank branches (8.10.1)
  • Account at a financial institution or mobile-money-service provider (8.10.2)
  • Total official flows commitments for Aid for Trade, by donor (8.a.1)
  • Total official flows commitments for Aid for Trade, by recipient (8.a.1)
  • Total official flows disbursed for Aid for Trade, by donor (8.a.1)
  • Total official flows disbursed for Aid for Trade, by recipient (8.a.1)
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Publisher Name SPC
Topic Official Statistics