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Goal 8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all


  • View the official blog from The Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness (GMCTL) at the University of Saskatchewan. This post helps instructors to identify ways in which they can infuse Goal 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth into their own courses. It provides learning outcomes, ways to reflect, share & act and curricular connections and questions for students related to Goal 8.  

Case Studies

  • The Urban Sustainability Exchange (USE) website has case studies specific to each Sustainable Development Goal. These provide information on programs, projects and policies being implemented in cities around the globe to accomplish Sustainable Development Goals.
  • View the Southern Voice case studies by International Institute of Sustainable Development (IISD). The research network Southern Voice launched six SDG case studies that focus on three of the global Goals: SDG 4, 7 and 8. The India case study examines the conditions that prevent women from accessing decent and equal employment. IISD is an independent think tank that is guided by five core priorities - climate, resources, economies, act together and engage. They host events and publish strategic plans and reports related to their core priorities.


  • View this infographic on SDG 8 by the UN’s Department of Economic and Social Affairs(UNDESA). This infographic illustrates an overview of sustainable and inclusive economic growth, targets and indicators and progress reports. UNDESA acts as the Secretariat for the SDGs, providing substantive support and capacity-building for the goals and their related thematic issues, including water, energy, climate, oceans, urbanization, transport, science and technology, the Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR), partnerships and Small Island Developing States.

Lesson Plans

  • This lesson plan is titled 'Careers: What is My Place in the World?' and infuses SDGs #8 and #9. Students will explore career options, impacts on their lives and on the world around them, and careers in a global context.  
  • The following link will take you to a PDF with the direct link to multimedia educational resources, pedagogical resources and ideas for classroom activities and lesson plans for infusing SDG 8. View the PDF document here 

Video Library

  • View the SDG Academy Library, a video library which consists of a vast collection of videos in the form of lectures. There is a series of lectures on different themes by Professors from around the world. Videos related to many different themes and issues under each sustainable development goal can be found in this library.  


  • View the World's Largest Lesson website that has many creative tools and resources for educators to promote learning about Sustainable Development goals. There are a variety of resources on the website that can be used to teach each SDG such as lesson plans, guides, videos, books, comics, games, quizzes, and many other resources. The resources are available in many different languages.  
  • View the website Springer Nature to access a collection of different resources related to SDG 8. There are interviews, books, journal chapters and articles, blogs, collections, and special issues related to SDG 8.  
  • View Makematic website with animated and live-action videos that focus on global learning for teachers and students. The website has 68 animated and live-action films dedicated to Sustainable Development Goals. There are videos exploring each SDG.
  • One World Centre- This website provides a list of different resources on Teaching and Learning for SDG 8- Decent Work and Economic Growth.  
  • View the SDG Tracker website to access data related to the progress of Goal 8, its related targets, and indicators. It is a free, open-access resource that tracks global progress toward the SDGs.