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Sustainable Development Goal 8 | Decent work & economic growth: SDG Tracker

All of School guide to support: Global citizenship [SCoT], Sustainable development [ScOT.1050] and Ethical understanding [acgc.7]

Source: Black, S. (2019).

"Roughly half the world’s population still lives on the equivalent of about US$2 a day with global unemployment rates of 5.7% and having a job doesn’t guarantee the ability to escape from poverty in many places. This slow and uneven progress requires us to rethink and retool our economic and social policies aimed at eradicating poverty." (United Nations, n.d.

Level 2 resourceStatisticsDatasetThe Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Index tracker shows how countries are progressing to meet their goals. The Index tracker is a produced by Our World in Data, an online publication that shows how living conditions are changing. The project is produced by the Oxford Martin Programme on Global Development at the University of Oxford, and is made available in its entirety as a public good. Visualizations are licensed under CC BY-SA and may be freely adapted for any purpose. Data is available for download in CSV format..

HelpHow to use this dashboard: This dashboard tracks progress on each of the Sustainable Development Goal targets for Health and Wellbeing. Each target includes a CHART and MAP. Use the DATA tab to download the data used to build the chart and map and use the SOURCE tab to view the source of the data. See the following image for details.  

Our World in Data help

For more information about this tracking service go to the about the SDG Tracker page on Our World in Data.

Jump toHow to cite and reference this information: Go to the bottom of this page for help on how you would citing and reference the data in this section.

Citing and Referencing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Tracker data


When using these figures don't forget to cite and reference your sources. For more information and help see the Kerferd Library referencing guide and / or CiteMaker.

In text citation: (World Bank, n.d.) or WorldBank (n.d.).

Bibliography / Reference list: Name of data source. (the year the chart, graph or data was published if known, otherwise use n.d. for no date). Name of graph or chart or data in italics. Name of publisher and location, in this instance it is "Our World in Data wth the relevant SDG indicator target qnd target number". Retrieved from URL. For the following image the bibliography / reference entry would be: 

World Bank, (n.d.). Poverty headcount ratio at $1.90 a day (2011 PPP) (% of population), Our World in Data SDG Indicator 1.1.1: Eradicate extreme poverty, Retrieved from


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