SDG 8
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What is the goal about?

Achieving improved productivity and economic growth which provides employment for all in safe working environments, protected by labour rights.

How does that relate to the Lebanon context?

While Lebanon’s economy has shown a high level of resilience, supported by sectors such as tourism and construction, it has been struggling in recent years and growth rates have been dropping. Even after previous periods of growth, the economy was unable to generate sufficient jobs, leading to  high unemployment rates, especially among women and youth as well as brain drain

Key Statistics

Did you know…

…that despite insecurity, volatility and uncertainty, Lebanon has maintained a small positive growth in recent years?

…that it is estimated that in Lebanon youth unemployment is 21.6%?

Goals in action

UNDP Syria

Emergency Employment for IDPs in Shelters

Located on the Mediterranean coast, the governorate of Tartous is currently hosting 500,000 displaced persons from various neighboring governorates since the start of the crisis in Syria. MORE >

UNDP Syria

Sewing for a better life: Internally displaced persons regain hope

The Syrian economy has experienced a massive de-industrialization as a result of business closures, major capital out flight, looting and destructionMORE >

UNDP in Iraq

Yazidi women find economic independence in Iraqi Kurdistan

The Dost Bakery is a small cake business that opened in Iraqi Kurdistan in the autumn of 2015. Dost means “friend” in Kurdish, as the bakery is run by 10 friends. All of them are women who were displaced by ISIS... MORE >

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