Gig Economy in the Global South

Report

Fare-free Public Transit and Women’s Economic Participation: An Analysis of the Shakti Yojane in Karnataka, India

13 June 2024

This report is the first in a series of three reports, undertaken in collaboration with the Fiscal Policy Institue, Government of Karnataka. It investigates the effectiveness of Shakti Scheme – the fare-free transit policy in the state of Karnataka – on women’s labour force participation, access to better-quality jobs, and perceived change in agency due to higher mobility and financial savings.

News

Karnataka’s free bus ride scheme empowers women and strengthens family ties

28 May 2024

https://newskarnataka.com/karnataka/bengaluru/karnatakas-free-bus-ride-scheme-empowers-women-and-strengthens-family-ties/27052024/

Podcast

Grassroots Insights:Transforming Gender Policy in Practice

16 May 2024

JJN Fellow Kaushiki Sanyal was featured on the Policy in Practice podcast hosted by SPRF. In this conversation, Kaushiki highlighted the processes, projects and partnerships through which The Centre for Gender Analysis, an initiative by the JustJobs Network, aims to enhance women's economic empowerment.

Brief

Into the Digital Future: Gender, Technology, and Skilling in Latin America

15 May 2024

This report analyses IT-oriented TVET systems in Argentina, Chile, and Colombia, and uncovers notable gender disparities.

by Verónica Millenaar et al.
Factsheet

Gender, AI, and Digital Skills Ecosystem: Latin America

14 May 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 Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Colombia and Chile that visualise labor market indicators and provide critical information about education and skilling.

Perspective

FutureWORKS Collective: Charting New Frontiers in the Global South

10 April 2024

As global labour markets continue to undergo transition induced by rapid technological advancement and climate change, there is not enough research that captures the diverse experiences of the Global South. The FutureWORKS Collective, funded by IDRC Canada, is a consortium of research organisations that will fill this lacuna. The JustJobs Network is proud to be the coordinator of this initiative that underscores the urgency of adapting research and policies to the realities of the Global South.

Brief

Gender, Artificial Intelligence, and Digital Skills: Sub-Saharan Africa

3 April 2024

This report examines how digitalization affects labour markets, skills, and gender equality in Sub-Saharan Africa, and makes recommendations to tackle challenges and leverage opportunities.

by Angeline Wairegi et al.
Brief

Gender, AI, and Skill Development in Southeast Asia: Case Studies from Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia

3 April 2024

This report delves into how AI and other technological advancements are transforming the job landscape in Southeast Asia. It makes recommendations to enhance skill development systems in the region, with a specific emphasis on empowering women in AI-related employment.

by Donhathai Sutassanamarlee
Podcast

The working life

8 March 2024

JJN’s President and Executive Director Sabina Dewan was a guest on The Work Life podcast by HT Smartcast. She spoke to Devina Sengupta about the employment crisis, the changing world of work, and how women are faring in this dynamic landscape.

Factsheet

Gender, AI, and Digital Skills Ecosystem: Sub-Saharan Africa

29 February 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 Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Ghana, Nigeria and Cote d’Ivoire that visualize labor market indicators and provide critical information about education and skilling.

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