Despite its inadequacies, the multilateral trading system is indispensable in ensuring a fair competitive playing field. It is an enforcer of existing rules, but the existing rules need reform. TPP can help.
Robust provisions in free trade agreements can provide the appropriate incentives, oversight and capacity- building assistance to bolster a country's ability to effectively enforce its labor laws and regulations.
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.
India needs livelihood- and skills-building programs that will help young people realize both their aspirations and the need for a more skilled workforce.
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.
India's new prime minister needs to focus on policies that create inclusive economic growth.
The European Union JustJobs Index is intended as a starting point to initiate a discussion and attract interest on policy issues related to jobs and creation of quality jobs in a European context. The availability of data in the European Union allows for the inclusion of more relevant indicators than in the global index, and provides an opportunity for exploring rich and valid insights into JustJobs performance using the EU JustJobs Index.
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."
A fashion industry committed to diversity and inclusion stands on hollow ground if the products it markets are founded in economic exclusion.
Countries need to make quality employment the cornerstone of their economic growth strategies.