Gender equality, clean water, climate action and no poverty…these are just some of the Sustainable Development Goals developed for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a plan of action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure peace and prosperity on a global scale.
In May, Statistics Canada launched the Sustainable Development Goals Data Hub (SDG Data Hub), a one-stop online resource for information and statistics that allow Canadians to monitor progress on the 2030 goals and targets.
Many people living in Canada—often immigrants—send international money transfers, also known as remittances, to relatives or friends living in other countries. In 2016, an estimated 1.6 million Canadian households sent at least $500 to their relatives or friends living outside Canada, with transfer amounts averaging $1,823 per household in that year.
Every quarter, the StatCan Blog publishes a guest post on research at Statistics Canada. Our fifth post is from Wulong Gu and Danny Leung, researchers in Economic Analysis Division, Statistics Canada.
Productivity measures the efficiency with which an economy transforms inputs into outputs. Growth in productivity is important because it is related to our standard of living, as output growth must come either from growth in inputs or from growth in productivity.