OUR SDG GOALS IN DETAIL

SPECIFIC SDGs TARGETED BY AGARU 

With a little help with our mentors from Founder Institute we have given our quest a better focus and specific goals. Our solution happens to cover quite effectively and neatly more than a few of the targets at a time, by empowering people to do what they do and recognizing in a tangible way their efforts. 

The larger goals represent the guidelines, while the underneath bullet points are what we consider spheres where we can influence the outcomes. 

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

1. NO POVERTY

1.4 By 2030, ensure that all men and women, in particular, the poor and the vulnerable, have equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to basic services, ownership and control over land and other forms of property, inheritance, natural resources, appropriate new technology and financial services, including microfinance.

  • iKPI 1.4.1: Number of poor, and vulnerable added to households with access to basic services.
  • iKPI 1.4.3: Number of poor, and vulnerable living with increased access to microfinance.
  • iKPI 1.4.4: Number of poor, and vulnerable living with increased access to Information Technologies and professional training courses.

1.5 By 2030, build the resilience of the poor and those in vulnerable situations and reduce their exposure and vulnerability to climate-related extreme events and other economic, social and environmental shocks and disasters.

  • iKPI 1.5.1: Reduction in the number of poor and vulnerable whose death or disappearance is directly correlated to disasters per 100,000 population.
  • Agaru can help mitigate recovery by offering an off site credential, enabling employment elsewhere easier
  • iKPI 1.5.2: Reduction of direct economic value to poor and vulnerable due to disasters.
  • Agaru can help mitigate recovery by offering an off site credential, enabling employment elsewhere easier

1.A Ensure significant mobilization of resources from a variety of sources, including through enhanced development cooperation, in order to provide adequate and predictable means for developing countries, in particular, least developed countries, to implement programmes and policies to end poverty in all its dimensions.

  • iKPI 1.A.1: Efficiency of resources, grants, and non-debt creating inflows dedicated to poverty reduction programs.
  • By having an honest, third party assessment of the efficiency of the project implemented we can prove wether the project worked or not as planned.

4. QUALITY EDUCATION

4.3 By 2030, ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university.

5. GENDER EQUALITY

  • iKPI 5.1.1: Increased participation of women and girls in education, quality work, governance, and leadership according to local/national definitions.
  • Agaru can provide women a more active role in employment, as they now are able to prove their contribution to an enterprise or collective in a simple, transportable manner.

5.A Undertake reforms to give women equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to ownership and control over land and other forms of property, financial services, inheritance and natural resources, in accordance with national laws.

  • iKPI 5.A.1: Increased women’s access to economic resources, access to ownership, and control over land and other forms of property, financial services, inheritance and natural resources.
  • By having a third party record of talent women everywhere can have access to financial services and other benefits based on their vocational aptitude.

5.B Enhance the use of enabling technology, in particular information and communications technology, to promote the empowerment of women.
+ With a third party record women can now be independent of governments, schooling system, religion while still being able to demonstrate vocational aptitude and ongoing employment.

8. DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH

8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation, including through a focus on high-value added and labour-intensive sectors.

  • iKPI 8.2.1: Increase real GDP per employed person in developing countries.
  • We enable staff to have an asset of their credentials enabling them to command higher wages and benefits
  • iKPI 8.2.2: Increase in the total number of jobs created in emerging and developing countries.
  • By having an asset that is verifiable we enable the hiring of staff with ease, based on past performance records, not politics at work

8.3 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.

  • iKPI 8.3.1: Increase in the number of registered companies.
    Agaru: Measure the number of SMEs that access financial services through our portal
  • iKPI 8.3.2: Increase in the proportion of people with access to financial services. 
    Agaru: Measure the number of people that access financial services through our portal
  • iKPI 8.3.3: Reduction in informal employment rates.
  • We cannot control this but we can issue people an asset that is better than any government record

8.5 By 2030, achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value.

  • iKPI 8.5.1: Increase in hourly earnings of female and male employees, youth, and the disabled. 
  • Agaru enabled asset will allow high performing staff to command better wages based on their performance
  • iKPI 8.5.2: Total number of people employed in ‘decent work’ as defined by the ILO.
  • iKPI 8.5.3: Total number of people with a disability employed in ‘decent work’ as defined by the ILO.
  • Agaru asset will allow people with disabilities to bring their talent and abilities to the forefront, not their disability

8.6 By 2020, substantially reduce the proportion of youth not in employment, education or training.

  • iKPI 8.6.1: Number of youth employed, educated, or trained in skills that contribute to towards career advancement.
  • Having a tangible record asset will encourage youth to do good work, and advance in their careers regardless of background

iKPI 8.6.2: Proportional reduction of the number of youth (aged 15-24 years) not in education, employment or training.
Agaru: providing those youth a record of their character, so that they may have a character reference that will help them find a job

8.10 Strengthen the capacity of domestic financial institutions to encourage and expand access to banking, insurance and financial services for all.

  • iKPI 8.10.1: Total number of “underbanked people” given access to banking and financial services.
  • Agaru’s record will help by having proof of employability, location, and vocational aptitude, therefore reducing risk to lenders
  • iKPI 8.10.2: Reduction in the underserved population given access to banking and financial services.
  • By having a record, underserved will be able to have access to opportunities based on their track record, not address, schooling, or background

9. INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE

9.2 Promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and, by 2030, significantly raise industry’s share of employment and gross domestic product, in line with national circumstances, and double its share in least developed countries.

  • iKPI 9.2.1: Increase in industrial manufacturing value.
    Hospitality is an industry without heavy industry, but the output of every employee will be much greater at lower cost by having constant feedback. Agaru will facilitate that.
  • iKPI 9.2.2: Increase in industry share of employment and gross domestic product.
  • While difficult to quantify, staff that is more productive will have greater wages if they are based on the potential return of their talent. Agaru will facilitate those exchanges.

9.3 Increase the access of small-scale industrial and other enterprises, in particular in developing countries, to financial services, including affordable credit, and their integration into value chains and markets.

  • iKPI 9.3.1: Increased proportion of small-scale industries with access to loans and finance in developing countries.
  • Agaru will allow budding micro enterprises to prove the viability of the employees to perform the intended work, therefore reducing risk to lenders

9.A Facilitate sustainable and resilient infrastructure development in developing countries through enhanced financial, technological and technical support to African countries, least developed countries, landlocked developing countries and small island developing States.

9.B Support domestic technology development, research and innovation in developing countries, including by ensuring a conducive policy environment for, inter alia, industrial diversification and value addition to commodities.
Agaru contributes directly across the hospitality trade, helping industrial standards emerge and adding measurable value to the contributions of the workers everywhere.

  • iKPI 9.B.1: Proportion of technology development, research and innovation administered in a developing country or countries.
  • By having a tangible proof of performance and action, the risk to lenders will be much lower, and accountability much harder to fib.

10 REDUCED INEQUALITY

10.1 By 2030, progressively achieve and sustain income growth of the bottom 40 per cent of the population at a rate higher than the national average.

  • iKPI 10.1.1: Increase in household expenditure or income per capita among the bottom 40 per cent of the population and the total population.
  • Our long term target group are the lowest income earners, with part of our profits distributed largely to top performing participants within that demographic

10.2 By 2030, empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status.

  • iKPI 10.2.1: Reduction in people living below 50 per cent of median income as defined by the World Bank.
  • By allowing people to have a higher income based on their provable talent we will make income rise

10.3 Ensure equal opportunity and reduce inequalities of outcome, including by eliminating discriminatory laws, policies and practices and promoting appropriate legislation, policies and action in this regard.

  • iKPI 10.3.1: Increase in the proportion of people with open access to resources to report and resolve discriminatory laws, policies and practices. 
  • Having tangible and verifiable metrics will empower people and enable access to job security, eliminate biases at work and enable legal resource based on provable facts

10.4 Adopt policies, especially fiscal, wage and social protection policies, and progressively achieve greater equality.

  • iKPI 10.4.1: Increased labour share of GDP, comprising wages and social protection transfers.
  • Most of the profits of Agaru will be given back to the participants, with a bias towards developing nations, so that greater equality can be achieved worldwide

10.5 Improve the regulation and monitoring of global financial markets and institutions and strengthen the implementation of such regulations.

  • iKPI 10.5.1: Increased number of regulations set in place to increase the monitoring of global financial markets.
  • With an integration with blockchain data management we will see that actors can have a more equitable access to financial markets

11. SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND ECONOMIES

11.3 By 2030, enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanization and capacity for participatory, integrated and sustainable human settlement planning and management in all countries.

11.A Support positive economic, social and environmental links between urban, peri-urban and rural areas by strengthening national and regional development planning.
+ By allowing rural inhabitants to command decent wages based on their talent Agaru will enable them to stay within their region and not have to immigrate to cities to find uncertain work.
+ In the same manner, knowing and understanding the lager patterns of trade we will be able to help developmental planning with a more targeted focus based on aggregate data

11.B By 2020, substantially increase the number of cities and human settlements adopting and implementing integrated policies and plans towards inclusion, resource efficiency, mitigation and adaptation to climate change, resilience to disasters, and develop and implement, in line with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, holistic disaster risk management at all levels.

12. RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION

12.B Develop and implement tools to monitor sustainable development impacts for sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products.

  • iKPI 12.B.1: Increase in the number of tools aiding local sustainable tourism initiatives.
  • Agaru will aid local tourism by encouraging positive and honest participation in trade, for sustainable and long run health of the ecosystem
  • iKPI 12.B.2: Increase in the overall growth rates of tourism.
  • By rewarding participation and social proof by interacting with Agaru we will encourage travellers to  travel more and recognize the local talent that may be otherwise unknown.

16. PEACE, JUSTICE AND STRONG INSTITUTIONS

16.7 Ensure responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making at all levels.

  • iKPI 16.7.1: Increased diversity within national and local public institutions, including (a) the legislatures; (b) the public service; and (c) the judiciary; along lines of sex, age, race, political view, and disabilities.
  • Entrepreneurship and talent can come from any background or ability; by having tangible proof of transportable skills (like those learned in hospitality) Agaru can help identify and vouch for those with a natural talent and aptitude that can be beneficial to society at large.

16.B Promote and enforce non-discriminatory laws and policies for sustainable development.

  • iKPI 16.B.1: Proportional increase of population with access to reporting mechanisms for discrimination or harassment on the basis of a ground of discrimination prohibited under international human rights law.
  • Once Agaru becomes commonplace, it can also be used as proof of talent vs discrimination, as it is not swayed by the company or politics at work.