Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
Governments need good data on the levels of skills and education of their workforce. Without this data, job creation can be misplaced. Without accurate economic data like GDP, built on other key data-assets, governments cannot accurately predict future growth. A good job and a stable source of income gives someone dignity, hope, and a way to a better life. For too many people, especially young people, a decent job is not a reality. Young people are three times more likely to be unemployed than adults.
"People were poor not because they were stupid or lazy. They worked all day long, doing complex physical tasks. They were poor because the financial institution in the country did not help them widen their economic base."