Global Civil Society & the UN Sustainable Development Goals

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

Decent Work and Economic Growth

Goal 8 is about promoting inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all.

Multiple crises are placing the global economy under serious threat. Global real GDP per capita growth is forecast to slow down in 2023 and with ever increasing challenging economic conditions, more workers are turning to informal employment.

Globally, labour productivity has increased and the unemployment rate has decreased. However, more progress is needed to increase employment opportunities, especially for young people, reduce informal employment and labour market inequality (particularly in terms of the gender pay gap), promote safe and secure working environments, and improve access to financial services to ensure sustained and inclusive economic growth.

The global unemployment rate declined significantly in 2022, falling to 5.4 per cent from a peak of 6.6 per cent in 2020 as economies began recovering from the shock of the COVID-19 pandemic. This rate was lower than the pre-pandemic level of 5.5 per cent in 2019.

Name Acronym Founded City HQ Country/Territory HQ Type I Type II

African Center for Economic Transformation

ACET 2008 Accra Ghana E

African Central Bank

ACB Addis Ababa Ethiopia J gp

African Centre for Advocacy and Human Development

ACAHD 2002 Lagos Nigeria G

African Centre for Aquatic Research and Education

ACARE 2017 Ann Arbor MI USA D

African Centre for Economic Growth

ACEG 1993 Nairobi Kenya E

African Centre for Empowerment and Gender Advocacy

Nairobi Kenya G

African Centre for Migration and Society

ACMS Witwatersrand South Africa G

African Coalition for Corporate Accountability

ACCA 2013 Pretoria South Africa D y

African Commission on Agricultural Statistics

AFCAS 1961 Accra Ghana E g

African Computer and Technology Literacy Awareness Program Charity

ACTLAP Charity 1995 Mississauga ON Canada G

African Confederation of Cooperative Savings and Credit Associations

ACCOSCA 1968 Nairobi Kenya D

African Development Aid Association

ADAA 1988 Addis Ababa Ethiopia G

African Development Bank

ADB 1963 Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire F g

African Development Bank Group

ADB Group 1964 Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire F g

African Economic Community

AEC 1991 Addis Ababa Ethiopia F g

African Economic Research Consortium

AERC 1988 Nairobi Kenya F y

African Enterprise

AE 1962 Nairobi Kenya N

African Entrepreneur Collective

AEC 2012 G

African Export-Import Bank

Afreximbank 1993 Cairo Egypt F g

African Federation of Women Entrepreneurs

AFWE 1993 Accra Ghana D

African Finance and Economics Association

AFEA 1988 Memphis TN USA G

African Forestry and Wildlife Commission

AFWC 1959 Accra Ghana E g

African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services

AFAAS 2005 Kampala Uganda F

African Foundation for Urban Management

Dakar Senegal G f

African Fund for Guarantee and Economic Cooperation

1977 Cotonou Benin F fg

African Health Economics and Policy Association

AfHEA 2008 Accra Ghana D

African Human Resource Confederation

AHRC Kampala Uganda J

African Initiatives for Relief and Development

AIRD 2006 Kampala Uganda F

African Institute for Applied Economics

AIAE Enugu Nigeria G j

African Institute for Capacity Development

AICAD 2000 Nairobi Kenya G j

African Institute for Policy Analysis and Economic Integration

AIPA 1992 Cape Town South Africa N j

African Institute of Corporate Citizenship

AICC 2001 Lilongwe Malawi G j

African Institute of Management Science

AIMS 2001 Accra Ghana G j

African Investment Bank

AIB Addis Ababa Ethiopia J gp

African Islamic Organization on Population and Development

2005 Kaolack Senegal F

African King Foundation

Newark NJ USA N f

African Labour Law Society

ALLS 2017 D

African Law Foundation

AFRILAW 2012 Enugu Nigeria G f

African Library and Information Associations and Institutions

AfLIA 2013 Accra Ghana D

African Management Development Institutes Network

AMDIN 2002 Pretoria South Africa D

African Management Services Company

AMSCO 1989 Johannesburg South Africa F egy

African Movement of Working Children and Youth

AMWCY 1994 Dakar Senegal J

African Network for Chemical Analysis of Pesticides

ANCAP 2001 Zanzibar Tanzania UR F

African Network for Economics of Learning, Innovation and Competence Building Systems

AFRICALICS 2012 Nairobi Kenya F

African Network for Environment and Economic Justice

ANEEJ 1995 Benin City Nigeria G

African Network of Scientific and Technological Institutions

ANSTI 1980 Nairobi Kenya F

African Network of Social Entrepreneurship Scholars

ANSES 2017 Hatfield South Africa J

African Parks

AP 2000 Bryanston South Africa F

African Philanthropy Forum

APF 2014 Lagos Nigeria F

African Plant Nutrition Institute

APNI 2019 Ben Guerir Morocco D