India’s economy has not been creating enough formal jobs to absorb the country’s large and growing youth population. Forces such as technology, restructuring of trade into global value chains, climate change, and now the pandemic, are altering the labour market in unprecedented ways and are exacerbating the employment challenge.
This report analyses India’s skills training ecosystem, delineating the challenges and the urgent need for deep reform. It provides recommendations for systemic change in the education-skill ecosystem that will help create a better, more inclusive, and equitable world for work for India’s youth.
JJN President and Executive Director Sabina Dewan takes part in a TV discussion hosted by India Ahead on women’s employment in India and strategies to rectify gender discrimination and inequalities in the work world.
December 17, 2020
3:30 - 5:00 PM (India Standard Time)
As the pandemic upends livelihoods, exacerbates inequality and deepens uncertainty about the future of work, it also casts a spotlight on how economic systems have failed to create resilient communities. Technological change, urbanization, climate change and the restructuring of global trade have all evolved faster than the ability of global, regional and national institutions to […]
December 16, 2020
6:00 - 7:30 India Standard Time
Rapid advancements in technology are driving a new digital ecosystem of work. The COVID-19 crisis is accelerating the pace of change and will create new prospects for people seeking to earn an income online. Against this backdrop, the Women, Work, and the Gig Economy consortium, supported by IDRC, is hosting a panel discussion that examines […]