Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

IELD supports local investments through domestic resources that are not only more responsive to the status of the local economy through utilization of the local skills and capacities, but are also more likely to benefit from improved local livelihoods through various interlinked channels such as indirect employment, supply chains, and various multiplier effects with direct impact on economic growth, diversification of the economy, and the growth of other manufacturing and service related sectors, which are essential for most developing economies.

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 services

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 value

8.10 Strengthen the capacity of domestic financial institutions to encourage and expand access to banking, insurance and financial services for all

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