SDG #8: Decent Work and Economic Growth



Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.





 SDG #8: Decent Work and Economic Growth is part of the Prosperity group of SDG Goals

The Art

To be determined. 

The mural for SDG #8: Decent Work and Economic Growth will be positioned outdoors at the School of the Future.


Local Impact

Each mural project contains a grant awarded to a deserving organization doing related work. This project's grantee has not been chosen yet. 


Global Context

Progress towards achieving SDG8 has been slow and faces significant challenges due to the lingering effects of COVID-19, trade tensions, economic uncertainties, and rising debts in developing countries. Global economic growth is forecasted to slow down, posing risks to employment, income, equitable pay for women, and decent work for young people.
Achieving SDG8 requires comprehensive financial system reform to address rising debts, uncertainties, and trade tensions while promoting equitable pay and decent work for the youth. Challenges persist with informal employment and the gender pay gap, and rates of child labor and NEET (not in education, employment, or training) are far from the 2030 targets.
On a positive note, tourism's economic contribution is showing signs of recovery, and the accelerated adoption of digital solutions is transforming access to finance, offering some hope for progress.

Thanks To

GPA celebrates the involvement of the mural sponsor TEACHERS &, and the mural host, School of The Future. 

TEACHERS & exists to amplify community voices and share tangible tools, steps, and strategies to facilitate meaningful and interpersonal dialogue centered around addressing the needs of modern education.

1PHL is a city wide Initiative that implements a tech education system with the support of community–based organizations, place–based funders, and the greater community. The digital economy will present Philadelphia with unique economic challenges that will surely impact our workforce. Together we will thrive! 

  • Location of the painting: School of the Future

Further information on SDG 8, including global progress to date can be found on: