The YAD-Pakistan’s response towards SDG: 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
Pakistan, labor productivity has increased and the unemployment rate has decreased. However, more progress is needed to increase employment opportunities, especially for young people, reduce informal employment and labor market inequality (particularly in terms of the gender pay gap), promote safe and secure working environments, and improve access to financial services to ensure sustained and inclusive economic growth. Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all. 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
  • Encourage sustained economic growth by achieving higher levels of productivity and through technological innovation in Pakistan
  • Promoting policies that encourage entrepreneurship and job creation are key to this, as are effective measures to eradicate forced labor, slavery and human trafficking in Pakistan
  • Achieve full and productive employment, and decent work, for all women and men by 2030 in Pakistan
  • Promoting jobs and enterprise, guaranteeing rights at work, extending social protection and promoting social dialogue are the four pillars of the YAD-Pakistan decent work agenda with gender as a cross-cutting theme.
  • Putting job creation at the heart of economic policy-making and development, generate decent work opportunities but also more robust, inclusive and poverty-reducing growth for people and one that drives sustainable development in Pakistan
  • Social entrepreneurship such a model involving the drive to self-sufficiency, initiating a small step on the path out of the crisis for solving social problems in Pakistan
  • Cultural entrepreneurship people working in the cultural and creative sector often lack business know-how, to remedy this YAD-Pakistan to promote a spirit of entrepreneurship among artists and cultural professionals with establishment of Cultural Entrepreneurship Hubs to open up business prospects for creative professionals in Pakistan
  • Making a mechanism for where the financial institutions, government, philanthropies, donor agencies, corporate sector and business community help the poor peoples those working all days doing complex physical tasks to widen their economic base in Pakistan
  • Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation, including through a focus on high-value added and labor-intensive sectors in Pakistan
  • Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encourage the formalization and growth of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises, including through access to financial services in Pakistan
  • Take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labor, end modern slavery and human trafficking and secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labor, including recruitment and use of child soldiers, and by 2030 end child labor in all its forms in Pakistan
  • Protect labor rights and promote safe and secure working environments for all workers, including migrant workers, in particular women migrants, and those in precarious employment in Pakistan