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    Technology 2 December 2020

    Rethinking the World of Work

    Sabina Dewan, JJN President and Executive Director, writes a piece with Ekkehard Ernst, International Labour Organization, on "Rethinking the World of Work" for the International Monetary Fund's quarterly magazine "Finance & Development".

    by Sabina Dewan, Ekkehard Ernst
    Welfare and Rights 29 October 2020

    Prioritising Decent Work

    "Around the world, the pandemic is rendering once-safe jobs potentially unviable. What must governments do to keep the ambition of full, productive and decent employment for all alive?" JJN President and Executive Director Sabina Dewan contributes an article to the latest report by the United Nations Association - UK and Witan Media "Sustainable Development Goals. Building Back Better"

    Gender 28 August 2020

    Is Covid forcing women out of jobs in India?

    In this edition of WorklifeIndia, we discuss if Covid is worsening the women’s employment crisis, and what can be done to make more Indian women join the paid workforce.

    Gender 27 August 2020

    The Heterogeneity of the Indian Labour Market

    This podcast offers offers insight on female labour force participation, the relation between technology and gender, and the state of Indian education and skill development programs.

    Migration 21 May 2020

    Dear intellectuals, migrant workers will come back. Here are the five reasons

    The human tragedy of migrants continues but the rising crescendo of intellectual outrage surprises us. Five mitigating factors to challenge the notion that migrant's won't come back.

    by Manish Sabharwal, Sabina Dewan
    Migration 18 April 2020

    7 ways to revive India’s labour market and livelihoods in post-Covid world

    It is important to plan how to deal with the economic fallout and rebuild a more inclusive economy in a post-Covid-19 world, and much of that hinges on how we revive labour markets and livelihoods

    Urbanization 17 March 2020

    Planning the Small City: Striking the Balance Between Big Projects and Local Agency

    Across the world, the nature of urban planning and city governance depends a lot on how power is distributed among tiers of government. India and Indonesia have both pursued strategies to "decentralize" their governments and invest local authorities with more power. Those policies and their effects, however, look different across the two countries.

    Gender 25 February 2020

    We invest in tech, then expect people to catch up. And women get left out of Digital India

    One in 2 Indians in working population is a woman. But less than 1 in 4 own a smartphone. This gap must be closed if India has to leverage tech in economy.

    Technology 4 November 2019

    Challenging Digital Colonialism: How Can Governments Capture the Value of Data Labor?

    Dr. Bama Athreya, Research Fellow at the Open Society Foundations, considers what's at stake in the commoditization of data and how governments can intervene to protect their citizens' digital rights.

    by Bama Athreya
    Migration, Urbanization 22 July 2019

    Migrants Aren’t Streaming Into Cities, and What This Means for Urban India

    Gregory Randolph, Executive Vice- President of JustJobs Network co-authors an article on how migrants are part of the solution for cities, published by Hindustan Times.

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