Gig Economy in the Global South

Factsheet

Gender, AI, and Digital Skills Ecosystem: Southeast Asia

31 January 2024

The JustJobs Network has developed a comprehensive repository of skilling ecosystems of over 20 countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. With the hope to publicize this information, we have produced factsheets for the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia that visualize labor market indicators and provide critical information about education and skilling.

Perspective

Towards a GREEN future: Conserving Meghalaya’s forests through PES

17 January 2024

A government initiative to promote conservation and build climate resilience, the GREEN Meghalaya scheme is based on the payment for ecosystems model (PES). This article introduces the PES model and poses inquiries about its operation and implementation, especially against the changing landscape of forest conservation in India.

Data story

Gender Dynamics in Meghalaya’s Economy

16 January 2024

Despite Meghalaya’s significant presence in the Northeast’s economic landscape, there are challenges that the State faces in aligning wage growth with workforce. This data story digs deeper and analyses the gender dynamics within its workforce.

by Shubhankar Bajpai
Report

Water and Livelihoods in Meghalaya

5 January 2024

This report, part of Jal Kaushal, a research project undertaken in partnership with Arghyam, explores the jobs-tasks-skills nexus of water management in rural Meghalaya. Building on the understanding that community involvement is critical for water management, this report seeks to illuminate the nature of this involvement and the barriers that need to be overcome to ensure sustained water management and achieve water security.

by Nidhi Batra, Apoorva Dhingra
Photo essay

Centre for Gender Analysis Event Launch

18 December 2023

A collection of photographs showcasing the spirit and the vibrancy of the Centre for Gender Analysis launch event.

Brief

Mobility and Women’s Employment Outcomes

12 December 2023

Karnataka’s Shakti scheme, which provides free bus rides to women, aims to improve women's access to better jobs, education, and public spaces by easing mobility restrictions. JJN, in partnership with the Fiscal Policy Institute, Government of Karnataka, is conducting a baseline study to understand the initial impact of the scheme on women’s mobility and their access to employment opportunities and public spaces. This brief presents the methodology and initial findings of the baseline study conducted in September and October 2023.

Brief

Assessing the Gender Impact of Instruments of State Governance: A Framework for Analysis

10 December 2023

This brief outlines a framework to identify the potential sources of gendered differential outcomes of policy instruments. It also underscores areas that require corrective or consolidative measures.

by Raghav Chakravarthy, Swati Bothra
Brief

Women’s Economic Participation in the Global South: A Comparative Analysis

10 December 2023

This comparative study of women's employment outcomes in the Global South emphasises the need for frameworks to analyse policies that impact women's participation and gender equality.

Perspective

Embracing Transgender Inclusion in the Workplace: A Call for Action and Acceptance

5 December 2023

The article highlights challenges transgender individuals encounter in workplaces and society. It emphasises holistic recognition by linking food, shelter, and employment for inclusive efforts in their livelihoods.

by Swati Bothra
Report

Water and Livelihoods in Karnataka

31 October 2023

This report, part of Jal Kaushal, a research project undertaken in partnership with Arghyam, explores the jobs-tasks-skills nexus of water management in rural Karnataka. Building on the understanding that community involvement is critical for water management, this report seeks to illuminate the nature of this involvement and the barriers that need to be overcome to ensure sustained water management and achieve water security.

by Nidhi Batra, Apoorva Dhingra
Data story

Will Karnataka’s ‘Koosina Mane’ be a Game Changer for Women in the Rural Workforce?

30 October 2023

Karnataka's 'Koosina Mane' scheme is an important intervention that aims to improve women's labour force participation by shifting a part of childcare responsibilities outside the household. It remains to be seen whether the initiative has the desired impact on women's employment outcomes.

Perspective

Will Gender Quotas in India’s Legislatures Deliver Gender Equality?

20 October 2023

The newly enacted law to reserve one-third seats for women in the Lok Sabha and state legislatures could advance gender equality in India. Certain conditions however need to be met to ensure that numerical representation translates to substantive representation.

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