There are five targets within SDG 1 that are deemed to have a stronger and direct link for tourism to contribute to poverty eradication. These targets have been selected to base the potential project indicators.
BY 2030 REDUCE AT LEAST BY HALF THE PROPORTION OF MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN OF ALL AGES LIVING IN POVERTY IN ALL ITS DIMENSIONS ACCORDING TO NATIONAL DEFINITIONS.
Poverty has many dimensions, including lack of income and productive resources sufficient to ensure sustainable livelihoods. It is often related to hunger and malnutrition, poor health, limited or lack of access to education, homelessness and many more. Tourism is a labour-intensive and diverse sector, and it can be linked with national poverty reduction strategies and entrepreneurship. It is, thus, well-positioned to tackle poverty at all levels. The low skills requirement and local jobs offered by the tourism sector are more accessible by and benefit more the poor and vulnerable, particularly youth and women.
Potential indicators in this target are grouped by the following Theme and sub-theme:
Employment / Recruitment of persons from vulnerable groups
Business development / Entrepreneurship
Education and training / Capacity building