Rambøll Danmark partnered with the Danish Agency for International Development to provide training in sustainable development.

Global unemployment increased from 170 million in 2007 to nearly 202 million in 2012, of which about 75 million are young adults. Ramboll works closely with the Danish Agency for International Development (Danida) to provide training and guidance to least developed and developing countries via the hosting of training programmes. The interdisciplinary courses are usually three weeks in duration and cover topics such as accounting and financial reporting, procurement, anti-corruption and decentralization decision making. The focus of Ramboll’s input is to develop the capacity of the work force of public institutions contributing to economic development in the given countries.

Young adults in the DANIDA programme

An Engineering Approach to SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth

Unemployment and low wages are significant global challenges. Around half the world’s population lives on the equivalent of about US$ 2 and having a job doesn’t guarantee the ability to escape that situation. It requires sustainable economic growth and conditions that allow people to have quality jobs that stimulate the economy while not harming the environment. Danish consulting engineers contributes to economic growth, productive employment, and decent work when assisting authorities with plans to address resource efficiency in consumption and production and when working with IFIs with a specific focus upon initiatives to boost economic development and job creation.

Rambøll Danmark is a consultancy firm with over 300 offices that combines local experience with a global knowledge base. And is also a member of FRI, the Danish association of consulting engineers. This story was originally featured in FRI’s publication: “Engineering a Better and Sustainable World“.