Composed of policy shapers, academics, and grassroots leaders—our global network grounds our research agenda in the most pressing employment issues. The network is a platform for knowledge sharing, an outlet for engaging in global research initiatives, and a vehicle for communicating the importance of jobs-based growth.
Saath Charitable is a non-profit that has been working for poor and vulnerable communities since 1989, through its integrated slum development approach. Saath works with slum residents, migrants, minorities, children, women, youth and vulnerable people in urban and rural areas. Saath has expanded into 3 Indian States – Gujarat, Rajasthan and Maharashtra and has affected more than 400,000 individuals. Its thematic areas include Livelihoods, Health and Education, Governance, Affordable Housing, Rehabilitation and Resettlement and Financial inclusion. Saath reaches over 70, 000 households in a year.
The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) is the oldest non-profit German political fo undation (http://www.fes.de). Its mission is to promote and strengthen democracy through political education, dialogue, and international cooperation. FES stands for social democratic values and supports the labor movement. As the largest global center-left “think and do tank” with more than 100 offices worldwide, the work of FES intersects politics, the economy, the trade union movement, civil society, and science. By providing more than 2,700 scholarships annually to students from socially and economically disadvantaged families, FES makes an important contribution to promoting equal opportunities in facilitating access to education. The FES office in Washington DC, as well as the FES Asian Regional office in Singapore are active partners of the Just Jobs Network.
Perkumpulan Prakarsa: Welfare Initiative for Better Societies is a dynamic Indonesian think tank founded in August 2004 and based in Jakarta. Prakarsa works to cultivate and develop ideas around welfare issues through independent and rigorous research as well as active engagement with stakeholders in the pursuit of social justice and a prosperous society. Prakarsa focuses its research on four areas: welfare policies, poverty and inequality, fiscal policies, and sustainable development. Prakarsa combines research with policy analysis, engagement and communication to turn ideas into actions.
Fafo is an independent and multidisciplinary research foundation focusing on social welfare and trade policy, labor and living conditions, public health, migration and integration, and transnational security and development issues. Fafo works within both a domestic Norwegian and a larger international context. Fafo was founded by the Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO) in 1982 and was reorganised as an independent research foundation in 1993 with contributions from the Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions, Norwegian Union of Municipal and General Employees and six major Norwegian companies. Fafo has offices in Oslo, Jerusalem and Beijing.
SEWA is a trade union registered in 1972. It is an organisation of poor, self-employed women workers. SEWA represents women who earn a living through physical labour or small businesses, who do not obtain regular salaried employment with welfare benefits like workers in the organised sector. SEWA’s main goal is to organise women workers for full employment, whereby workers obtain work security, income security, food security and social security.
The Development Policy Research Unit (DPRU) has been actively engaged in policy-relevant socio-economic research since 1990, establishing itself as one of South Africa’s premier research institutions in the fields of labour markets, poverty and inequality. The DPRU is a University-recognised research unit located within the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town. Through the application of economic and statistical techniques, DPRU’s aim is to produce academically credible and rigorous policy analysis.
The Center for American Progress (CAP) is an independent nonpartisan educational institute dedicated to improving the lives of Americans through progressive ideas and action. Building on the achievements of progressive pioneers such as Teddy Roosevelt and Martin Luther King, its work addresses 21st-century challenges such as energy, national security, economic growth and opportunity, immigration, education, and health care. CAP develops new policy ideas, critique the policy that stems from conservative values, challenge the media to cover the issues that truly matter, and shape the national debate. Founded in 2003 by John Podesta to provide long-term leadership and support to the progressive movement, CAP is headed by Neera Tanden and based in Washington, D.C.
The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) is the global voice of the world’s working people. The ITUC’s primary mission is the promotion and defence of workers’ rights and interests, through international cooperation between trade unions, global campaigning and advocacy within the major global institutions.
Its main areas of activity include the following: trade union and human rights; economy, society and the workplace; equality and non-discrimination; and international solidarity. The ITUC adheres to the principles of trade union democracy and independence. It is governed by four-yearly world congresses, a General Council and an Executive Bureau.
International Labor Rights Forum (ILRF) is a human rights organization that advocates for workers globally. ILRF works with trade unions, faith-based organizations, and community groups to support workers and their families.
ILRF works for a world where workers have the power to speak out and organize to defend and advance their rights and interests; a world where workers have the right to form unions and bargain collectively to secure a safe and dignified life for themselves and their families; and a world where everyone is free from discrimination, forced labor and child labor.
AKATIGA is a non-profit research institute that was established in 1991. Through a variety of research, advocacy, and knowledge sharing activities, AKATIGA is expanding their access to resources and policy-making processes relating to areas such as labor, small business, agriculture, community-based development, budgetary policy, and public service.
AKATIGA studies, in general, are performed with qualitative methods, with due regard to relevant quantitative data. Primary data is obtained by in-depth interviews, direct observation, focus groups, and surveys.
The Philippine Institute for Development Studies is a non-profit government corporation that was established in 1977 to respond to the critical and growing need for research for planning and policy formulation in the Philippines. In general, PIDS research is envisioned to help government planners and policy-makers in the executive and legislative branches of the government. Its primary clientele consists of the network of agencies which make up the National Economic and Development Authority.
The Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research (ZIPAR) is a semi-autonomous think-tank that conducts research and analysis primarily, but not exclusively, for policy formulation, implementation and monitoring. Established by the Government Republic of Zambia (G.R.Z) with the support of the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) in 2009, the Institute supports the government, the private sector, the civil society and other stakeholders in Zambia on evidence-based policy through their primary and secondary research.
Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator connects employers seeking entry-level talent to young, high-potential work-seekers who are currently locked out of the formal economy. Harambee has a proven track record of addressing this demand-supply mismatch by creating a “network” to connect employers and first-time work seekers. Harambee recruits candidates where existing corporate recruitment networks do not reach, assess their competencies to match them to jobs where they are most likely to succeed, and then deliver high quality work readiness programmes that directly address the risks identified by employers, and work with employers to support retention. Harambee has placed over 27,000 young people with over 250 of South Africa’s top companies in the retail, hospitality, financial services, insurance, business process outsourcing, technical and industrial sectors.