SDG 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

Following the success of our latest focus groups, our fifth topic was based on SDG 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth focus group that was held at the American University of Beirut, where Mr. Marc Audi, CEO of Bank Audi and SDG 8 Goal Leader opened the discussion. The aim behind the focus group was to discuss, improve and develop innovative and sustainable ideas and action plans in a permissive environment that encourages different perceptions and points of view to reach practical recommendations. In the presence of prominent pioneers in the field, there was an active discussion and recommendations about increasing labour productivity, reducing the unemployment rate, especially for young people, and improving access to financial services and benefits that are essential components of sustained and inclusive economic growth.