No Poverty Zero Hunger Good Health and Well-Being Quality Education Gender Equality Clean Water and Sanitation Affordable and Clean Energy Decent Work and Economic Growth Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Reduced Inequalities Sustainable Cities and Communities Responsible Consumption and Production Climate Action Life Below Water Life on Land Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions Partnerships for the Goals SDG

left Decent Work and Economic Growth Goal 8 right
  • Target 8.7 | End Modern Slavery, Trafficking and Child Labour
  • Target 8.3 | Promote Policies to Support Job Creation and Growing Enterprises
  • Target 8.4 | Improve Resource Efficiency in Consumption and Production
  • Target 8.A | Increase Aid for Trade Support

Targets and Indicators with Data Availability

Note: The data may be updated periodically as more information become available.

8.1

Sustainable Economic Growth

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 countries.

Indicator 8.1.1 | Annual growth rate of real GDP per capita

8.2

Diversify, Innovate and Upgrade for Economic Productivity

Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation, including through a focus on high-value added and labour-intensive sectors.

Indicator 8.2.1 | Annual growth rate of real GDP per employed person

8.5

Full Employment and Decent Work with Equal Pay

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.

Indicator 8.5.2 | Unemployment rate, by sex, age and persons with disabilities

(a)

8.5.2a 

Data pertain to the resident population (i.e. Singapore citizens and permanent residents).
Annual figures are the simple averages of the unemployment figures obtained at quarterly intervals.

(b)

8.5.2b 

Data pertain to the resident population (i.e. Singapore citizens and permanent residents).
Annual figures are the simple averages of the unemployment figures obtained at quarterly intervals.

(c)

8.5.2c 

Data pertain to the resident population (i.e. Singapore citizens and permanent residents) in June of reference year.

ASEAN Priority SDG Indicator
8.6

Promote Youth Employment, Education and Training

By 2020, substantially reduce the proportion of youth not in employment, education or training.

Indicator 8.6.1 | Proportion of youth (aged 15-24 years) not in education, employment or training

8.6.1

Data pertain to the resident population (i.e. Singapore citizens and permanent residents) who are unemployed or outside the labour force due to reasons other than education or training.
Annual proportions are based on the simple averages of the quarterly numbers of all resident youths and those who are unemployed or outside the labour force due to reasons other than education or training.

ASEAN Priority SDG Indicator

8.8

Protect Labour Rights and Promote Safe Working Environments

Protect labour rights and promote safe and secure working environments for all workers, including migrant workers, in particular women migrants, and those in precarious employment.

Indicator 8.8.1 | Fatal and non-fatal occupational injuries per 100,000 workers, by sex and migrant status

8.8.1 

Note: A workplace injury is any personal injury or death resulting from a workplace accident, including work-related traffic injuries.

Indicator 8.8.2 | Level of national compliance with labour rights (freedom of association and collective bargaining) based on International Labour Organization (ILO) textual sources and national legislation, by sex and migrant status

8.9

Promote Beneficial and Sustainable Tourism

By 2030, devise and implement policies to promote sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products.

Indicator 8.9.1 | Tourism direct GDP as a proportion of total GDP and in growth rate

8.9.1

Tourism Satellite Accounts are only available for 2015. Hence the growth rate is not available.

8.10

Universal Access to Banking, Insurance and Financial Services

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

Indicator 8.10.1 | (a) Number of commercial bank branches per 100,000 adults and (b) number of automated teller machines (ATMs) per 100,000 adults

(a)

8.10.1a 

Data are taken from the International Monetary Fund (IMF)'s website - Financial Access Survey.

(b)

8.10.1b 

Data are taken from the International Monetary Fund (IMF)'s website - Financial Access Survey.

ASEAN Priority SDG Indicator

Indicator 8.10.2 | Proportion of adults (15 years and older) with an account at a bank or other financial institution or with a mobile-money-service provider

8.10.2 

Data are taken from United Nations Global SDG database.

8.B

Develop a Global Youth Employment Strategy

By 2020, develop and operationalise a global strategy for youth employment and implement the Global Jobs Pact of the International Labour Organization.

Indicator 8.B.1 | Existence of a developed and operationalised national strategy for youth employment, as a distinct strategy or as part of a national employment strategy

Singapore has operationalised a national strategy for youth employment.
Many of Singapore’s employment policies/programmes cater to the wider workforce given our emphasis on life-long learning/employment. Specifically for youths transitioning into the workforce, they can tap on various career guidance and assistance programmes offered by Institutes of Higher Learning and Workforce Singapore’s Career Starter Programme, to prepare themselves and navigate career opportunities.
The National Youth Council also support youths with jobs and skills development opportunities, such as the YouthTech programme, Youth Corps Internship Scheme, and Asia-Ready Exposure programme.