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

It’s hard to believe we’re nearly half way through The SDG Viz Project. We want to thank everyone who has participated and supported the project so far. With the completion of Goal 8, we’ve had over 40 people participate, with over 100 amazing visualizations! Thank you #datafam!

See all of this month’s submissions below, click on them to view them on Tableau Public, and make sure to check them out in our Viz Gallery

September Submissions:




What We Learned:

  • In 2017 the World consumed a total of 83.4 Billion tons of resources and materials, an average of over 11 tons per person
  • The global pandemic has put the livelihood of many workers at risk, especially those under informal employment. This accounts for 61% of the Global workforce, and 85% of those in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • The global gender pay gap is currently at 23% and at the current rate of progress it is expected to take another 68 years to close that gap
  • Nearly half of all females, aged 15 to 24 in Southeast Asia are not employed, in school, or in training, compared to just 14% for males. Australia and New Zealand have the lowest rate of youths in this category at under 9% for males and females
  • Every 5 days in India, 3 sanitation workers die
  • Though the global unemployment rate is falling, it is increasing for those aged 15 to 24
  • The United States has the largest GDP of any country at over $23 Trillion, which is larger than the combined GDP of the smallest 188 countries and territories
  • The combined GDP of the United States, China, Japan, and Germany is higher than the rest of the world
  • There are 7 countries that have a GDP higher than the combined GDP of all of Africa, and 11 countries with a higher GDP than all of Oceania

How can we contribute to Decent Work and Economic Growth?

This is one of the few goals where the ways in which we can help further the goals around the world are limited. One thing we can do however, is support International campaigns that are working to end forced labor and human trafficking. Here are a few such organizations, but as always, please feel free to reach out if you have any questions.

There are also many ways that we can help to improve working conditions and the employment prospects for the people in our own organizations and communities. One way in particular is to volunteer to become a mentor. We are currently seeking mentors to help guide, teach, and support members of the Tableau Community. If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please visit http://www.mentoringmeetup.com/ and click the “I Want to be a Mentor!” Link. All three of the organizers of this project are active mentors, so please feel free to reach out to any of us with any questions.

Thank you for another great month, and keep an eye on our blog for the October Goal Announcement!