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      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"


      Street Vendors Bear the Brunt of Indian Summers

      Policymakers must recognize that the heatwave does not only impact the livelihoods of farmers and daily-wage labourers. Any strategy to mitigate the negative effects of climate change on livelihoods should also incorporate urban street vendors. A first start would be fixing the issues of the 2014 law and ensuring provision of basic facilities.

      by Suhasini Vira
      Welfare and Rights 30 September 2014

      The New Egyptian Labor Movement: Giving Youth a Voice in the Workplace

      The rise of independent trade unions is fostering a more stable environment for job creation and offering Egyptian youth a channel for voicing their demands.

      by Kristian Takvam Kindt
      Welfare and Rights 30 September 2014

      Brazil’s Social Welfare Approach: Improving Job Outcomes for the Youth by Delaying Entrance Into Workforce

      Young people in Brazil enter the workforce too early, hindering their ability to gain the education and employable skills that deliver good job outcomes. The Brazilian government has implemented a broad set of social welfare schemes aimed at giving families financial relief, enabling youth to stay in school longer and delay their entry into the labor force.

      by Alfredo Santos, Gregory Randolph
      Welfare and Rights 30 September 2014

      South Africa’s Employment Tax Incentive: Can a wage subsidy tackle the world’s third highest youth unemployment rate?

      South Africa faces the third highest youth unemployment rate in the world, due to high labor costs, a massive skills gap and vulnerability. The Employment Tax Incentive (ETI) is a wage subsidy scheme meant to incentivize firms to hire more young people by offsetting the cost.

      Welfare and Rights 26 June 2012

      Germany’s Lessons for a Strong Economy: Cooperation Between Business and Unions

      Knut Panknin presents the views of a top industrialist and a union leader on Germany's economic success, both of whom agree that a well-paid workforce is essential to strong economic growth.

      by Knut Panknin
      Welfare and Rights 4 September 2019

      The Jobs Imperative: Improving Employment Outcomes for India’s Youth

      We are introducing the freshest findings from our ongoing study supported by the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation. We will keep you posted on the next set of data coming in soon. Here is the first round of insights


      Building Civil Society Capacity for Evidence-Based Campaigns

      JJN collaborates with partners to develop a step-by-step guide to strengthen civil society campaigns for just job creation in supply chains.

      Welfare and Rights 8 May 2017

      Will Fixing Labor Regulations Help Solve India’s Employment Woes?

      The renewed economic debate that loosening and simplifying India's labor laws will address its employment problems seems to overlook the quality dimension of jobs.

      by Irfan Sofi
      Welfare and Rights 4 May 2016

      The World’s Largest Employment Program: 10 Years On

      This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), the world’s biggest government employment program, which guarantees 100 days of employment per household in rural India.

      by Trine Jørgensen

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