Karnataka’s Shakti scheme, which provides free bus rides to women, aims to improve women's access to better jobs, education, and public spaces by easing mobility restrictions. JJN, in partnership with the Fiscal Policy Institute, Government of Karnataka, is conducting a baseline study to understand the initial impact of the scheme on women’s mobility and their access to employment opportunities and public spaces. This brief presents the methodology and initial findings of the baseline study conducted in September and October 2023.
This policy brief, produced as part of Jal Kaushal, offers recommendations to nurture a frontline workforce that can enhance water management outcomes and cultivate livelihood security. It was produced through secondary and primary research conducted across 50 Gram Panchayats in five states.
The world economy is witnessing massive transformation in the way it organizes production, consumption, and trade. These changes are rooted in a confluence of multiple and mutually reinforcing innovations in technology. As firms reimagine products and processes and workers become increasingly intertwined with digital tools, the world of work is being redefined once again.
This brief provides an overview of the current state of India's social security system and raises questions about how to best streamline and restructure the current fragmented approach to iteratively move toward universal provision that extends coverage to more people.
The Women, Work, and the Gig Economy research consortium - supported by the International Development Research Centre, Canada (IDRC), coordinated by JustJobs Network - has released a brief on methodological and ethical questions of how to adapt research to the conditions of the Covid-19 pandemic.
This report provides an in-depth analysis of the Philippines’ economic evolution, particularly in the electronics sector, and offers insights into the challenges and opportunities for future growth and development in the context of globalisation and changing trade dynamics.
The restructuring of trade into Global Value Chains has had a significant impact on labor markets. Research suggests that today, one in five jobs is related to global supply chains.
Now that such fragmented, dispersed and complex patterns of trade through supply and value chains are apparent, there is a need to better understand how these impact the world of work. How do we actively shape this evolution to create inclusive economies where more people benefit from an expanding economic pie?
This paper is part of the Growth and Reducing Inequality Working Paper Series which is an effort to gather and disseminate a diverse range of perspectives and research on trends, drivers and policy responses relevant to developing country efforts to boost growth and reduce inequality.