Sabina Dewan

President and Executive Director, JustJobs Network


Sabina Dewan is President and Executive Director of the JustJobs Network, which she co-founded with John Podesta in 2013. Sabina has built in the JustJobs Network an innovative, international think tank focused on finding strategies to create more and better employment worldwide. Formerly, she was a Senior Fellow and Director for International Economic Policy at the Center for American Progress for six years.

Sabina’s research focuses on the role of quality employment in building equitable economies around the globe. She has published on a range of economic issues, from the impact of trade and globalization on employment to the nexus of renewable energy and job creation.

Her career has spanned continents, taking her from the International Labour Organization in Switzerland, and the European Commission in Belgium, to grassroots organizations in India. She is a frequent media contributor, having appeared in print and television outlets including The Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, US News, as well as CNN, BBC, and Al Jazeera. Sabina splits her time between Washington, D.C. and New Delhi.

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    Trade and Supply Chains 7 October 2014

    The African Growth and Opportunity Act: Growth Without Opportunity?

    Promoting just jobs and economic mobility in Africa helps President Obama fulfill the promise he made last year. It also creates new opportunities for investment and new markets for American products and services in a region of almost a billion people.

    Welfare and Rights 1 July 2014

    What Are Just Jobs?

    By helping to raise living standards, "Just Jobs" act as a vehicle for inclusive economic growth. Just jobs provide people with appropriate compensation, healthcare, pensions, labor rights and opportunities for economic mobility.

    by John Podesta, Sabina Dewan
    Others 19 May 2014

    Making Good on the Modi Mandate

    India's new prime minister needs to focus on policies that create inclusive economic growth.

    Welfare and Rights 29 January 2014

    Mr. President: To Reduce Inequality, Good Job Creation Is a Must

    The United States must put policymaking and legislative muscle behind good job creation. As the president himself noted in the State of the Union address, "The cold, hard fact is that even in the midst of recovery, too many Americans are working more than ever just to get by; let alone to get ahead. And too many still aren't working at all."

    Others 31 October 2013

    Creating Just Jobs Around the World

    Countries need to make quality employment the cornerstone of their economic growth strategies.

    by Michael Shank, Sabina Dewan

    American Labor’s New Agenda: A Movement for Global Shared Prosperity

    The destiny of the American labor movement depends on awakening within its ranks a belief in shared prosperity beyond U.S. borders.

    Gender 21 December 2012

    What the International Community Can Do to Support the Protest Against the Delhi Gang Rape

    Governments around the world including the United States, multinational corporations, and international development and human rights organizations expend valuable resources on women's empowerment programs in developing nations such as India.

    Trade and Supply Chains 23 February 2012

    Getting State-Owned Enterprises Right in the Trans-Pacific Partnership

    Sabina Dewan details why state-owned enterprises need to operate just like any other business in this proposed free trade region and suggests ways to make that happen.

    Welfare and Rights 10 December 2010

    Social Protection Is a Necessity, Not a Privilege

    The Great Recession highlights deficiencies in social protection systems that should be in place to promote broad-based economic growth.

    Others 20 October 2010

    Bringing Coherence to the Promotion of Just Jobs Around the World

    Countries in both the Global North and Global South must get behind an agenda that focuses on the creation of "just jobs" for the global economy.

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