SDG8 Decent Work and Economic Growth
ARTNeT is an open regional network of research and academic institutions and think-tanks with a keen interest in addressing international trade and investment policy and facilitation issues in the context of sustainable development.
ARTNeT is an initiative of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific with support from several international donors and national development agencies
This site contains links to the activities and tools ESCAP has used to strengthen environment statistics in Asia and the Pacific. It also contains a collection of outputs from these activities. One of the purposes of the self-learning materials is to provide background to reading the guidance documents. Another purpose is to provide insights into policy applications and data sources.
“Inclusion at Work: Guidelines for Social Inclusion in China” is a bilingual report focused on the employment of people with developmental and learning disabilities.
After two successful editions of the Youth Solutions Report, published in January
2017 and June 2018, respectively, this year’s publication continues to expand its
scope and objectives. Not only do we celebrate the efforts of young innovators
towards achieving the 2030 Agenda, we also seek to provide all public and private
stakeholders with actionable insights on the value and opportunity of investing in
youth-led innovation as a key enabler of sustainable development.
Fiscal Challenges to Financing Social Protection to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals: A Case of Three Countries
This paper analyzes the fiscal challenges faced by Mongolia, Myanmar, and Timor-Leste in meeting the social protection-related targets of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Asia’s Fiscal Challenge: Financing the Social Protection Agenda of the Sustainable Development Goals
This book focuses on the analysis of fiscal requirements to achieve the social protection agenda of the Sustainable Development Goals.
This course will provide a conceptual framework for the creation of more and better jobs through the transition to sustainable and clean energy. It will equip participants with the knowledge and understanding of the employment creation potential and the skills required for a transition to sustainable and clean energy, as well as concrete strategies for decent work promotion in the sector, from both public and private sector perspectives.
Dates: 2-6 December 2019
This course examines the potential for decent work promotion and green business development across the waste value chain, focusing on waste collection, sorting and recycling. Lessons will be drawn from international literature, analysis of case studies and interviews with practitioners. The emphasis will be on identifying and developing solutions to bridge gaps in the recognition and integration of the contributions made by workers in the informal economy, and on unlocking jobs in the waste sector.
Dates: 11-15 November 2019