SDG 8 in Brazil

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

Data from the 2030 AGENDA FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT : SPOTLIGHT REPORT 2022 BRAZIL SYNTHESIS show that the 168 goals of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda of the United Nations (UN) originally applicable to the country were evaluated – including the seven that from 2021 onwards will be considered in the Panel SDG Brazil as “not applicable” – only one had satisfactory progress.

Target Classification (SDG 8)

TargetSituation in 2021
8.1 – Sustain per capita economic growth in accordance with national circumstances and, in particular, at least 7 per cent gross domestic product growth per annum in the least developed countriesSETBACK
8.2 – Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation, including through a focus on high-value added and labour-intensive sectorsINSUFFICIENT
8.3 – Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encourage the formalization and growth of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises, including through access to financial servicesSETBACK
8.4 – Improve progressively, through 2030, global resource efficiency in consumption and production and endeavour to decouple economic growth from environmental degradation, in accordance with the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production, with developed countries taking the leadSETBACK
8.5 – By 2030, achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal valueSETBACK
8.6 – By 2020, substantially reduce the proportion of youth not in employment, education or trainingSETBACK
8.7 – Take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labour, end modern slavery and human trafficking and secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labour, including recruitment and use of child soldiers, and by 2025 end child labour in all its formsSETBACK
8.8 – Protect labour rights and promote safe and secure working environments for all workers, including migrant workers, in particular women migrants, and those in precarious employmentSETBACK
8.9 – By 2030, devise and implement policies to promote sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and productsNO DATA
8.10 – Strengthen the capacity of domestic financial institutions to encourage and expand access to banking, insurance and financial services for allSETBACK
8.a – Increase Aid for Trade support for developing countries, in particular least developed countries, including through the Enhanced Integrated Framework for Trade-Related Technical Assistance to Least Developed CountriesNO DATA
8.b – By 2020, develop and operationalize a global strategy for youth employment and implement the Global Jobs Pact of the International Labour OrganizationNO DATA


  • Strengthen dialogue among workers in regards to labor, expanding their representation in the decision-making spaces on regulatory frameworks for work, including telecommuting/ remote work;
  • Promote specific training policies focused on transverse skills, entrepreneurship, new technologies and inclusion in the digital age;
  • Adopt specific measures ensuring the full inclusion of women and youth over the age of 15 in the labour market, with decent working conditions and equitable wages;
  • Maintain the Auxílio Emergencial to foster the post-pandemic recovery, especially in economic sectors which predominantly employ women;
  • Increase funding and resources for social protection programmes against child labour;
  • Review the 2017 Labour Reform and related labour laws which removed basic workers’ rights.

Source: Idem


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