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    Urbanization 29 April 2016

    The Role of Small Cities in Shaping Youth Employment Outcomes in India and Indonesia

    This research project explores the role of small cities in shaping the employment outcomes of migrant youth – specifically women and those from non-metropolitan backgrounds.

    by Mukta Naik, Gregory Randolph
    Urbanization 9 July 2015

    To Boost Women’s Employment, Start With the City

    Efforts to boost women's employment must take into account the role of the city government, especially its responsibility to provide safe, reliable and women-friendly public transport.

    Urbanization 11 March 2020

    Small City Economies: The Scope for Mobility, and the Threat of Getting Stuck

    In recent decades, megacities in India and Indonesia– the world's largest developing country democracies' have grown increasingly inaccessible to rural-urban migrants. For anyone who hasn't obtained higher levels of education, the potential wage boost in moving from a rural area to a big city has been eroded by increasing skill demands in the labor market and higher costs of living. Small cities, meanwhile, pose fewer barriers for rural-urban migrants.

    Urbanization 4 March 2020

    How Women Negotiate Opportunities in Small Cities

    Cities are often seen as sites of emancipation and freedom for women, as compared to the social restrictions of the village and the hard manual labour of working on the farm. Small cities might not offer the level of freedoms women experience in the metropolis, they do, however, create specific opportunities for young women to access non-farm work. A gender inclusive planning and governance framework is urgently needed to leverage the potential for improving women's work outcomes in these places.

    by Mukta Naik
    Urbanization 25 February 2020

    Small Cities at the Cusp of Multiple Mobilities

    It is already commonly acknowledged in migration studies that instead of one-time long-term movements from one place to another, migration is increasingly complex in pattern and duration. We find that small cities lie at the cusp of multiple mobilities, acting as origin points, destinations as well as transit points for migrant youth.

    by Mukta Naik
    Urbanization 20 February 2020

    Small City Dreaming: Where to Look for the Demographic Dividend

    Lately, policy makers and commentators have questioned whether the "demographic dividend" could turn into a "disaster" as countries struggle to create enough productive jobs for their ballooning youth populations. So far, research has focused less on the geography of the demographic dividend. Where are these young people who seek productive work? Where can their economic potential be fulfilled?

    by Gregory Randolph, Mukta Naik
    Urbanization 1 May 2018

    Boosting Urban Job Creation Beyond Lusaka: How to Catalyze Balanced, Job-Rich Urbanization in Zambia

    Despite the impressive, sustained rates of economic growth that Zambia has achieved since the start of the 21st century, and its relatively swift recovery from an economic downturn in 2015, the country’s ongoing structural transformation and urbanization processes are yielding highly uneven results.

    Urbanization 14 June 2017

    Skin in the Game: The Role of Employers in Skills Training

    The mismatch between the demand and supply of skills is a global concern. The private sector, being the principal user, has a critical role in skills training.

    by Santosh Mehrotra
    Urbanization 16 June 2016

    Promoting Job-Rich Urbanization in Zambia

    This research project explores how good city governance can leverage urban economies to create more and better jobs.

    by Gregory Randolph, Dhruv Jain
    Urbanization 7 June 2016

    What Will “Saudization” Mean for Foreign Workers in the Kingdom?

    Much attention has been focused on efforts to diversify the economy and usher more native citizens into the employed workforce. But what implications does Saudi Arabia’s new direction have for the 10.1 million foreign workers residing there?

    by Srijit Ghosh

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