Work and Employment for a Sustainable Future

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Provider SDG Academy
Platform edX
Weeks 6
Hours 2-4


Attaining Sustainability in this financially fragile world for now remains a mirage, however experts have ideas on what it would take to ensure steady, inclusive and sustainable economic development for all, and are set to share in this Economics & Finance intermediate-level course which provides an in-depth look at the issues of inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all.

This English-taught course explores the past and future of work in the context of the SDGs, particularly SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth with a goal for the world to achieve full and productive employment and decent work, for all women and men by 2030.

The seven module massive open online course (MOOC) covers the topics of decent work for sustainable development; transitions in employment and work; challenges of work: informality, gender and child labour; current policy responses, structural and institutional models for the future of work; future of jobs and work; special module in partnership with the ILO: achieving SDG 8 and realizing decent work for all.

This course is for policy professionals who want to understand frameworks for SDG planning; development practitioners seeking knowledge on goals-based development; advanced undergraduates and graduate students interested in economics, development and other key concepts related to the SDGs.

The course is free to audit, but might require a small fee to purchase a certificate of completion. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

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