“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”
Lately, policy makers and commentators have questioned whether the “demographic dividend” could turn into a “disaster,” as countries struggle to create enough productive jobs for their ballooning youth populations. So far, research has focused less on the geography of the demographic dividend. Where are these young people who seek productive work? Where can their economic potential be fulfilled?
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.
Retirement in your 40s doesn’t sound attractive when you don’t have sufficient retirement benefits to meet your basic needs. This is a stark reality confronting many factory workers in Thailand.
The mismatch between the demand and supply of skills is a global concern. The private sector, being the principal user, has a critical role in skills training.