“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”
In an interview with Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) India, Sabina Dewan talks about ways out of the employment crisis in India. She assesses the impact of COVID-19 and the role of governmental schemes to boost rural employment.
In her latest blog post, JustJobs Network’s Tanja Verena Matheis draws attention to the vulnerability of workers in global value chains as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Drawing a parallel to the climate crisis, she explains how ‘forces majeures’ have become more frequent, impacting livelihoods in South and Southeast Asia.
Across the world, the nature of urban planning and city governance depends a lot on how power is distributed among tiers of government. India and Indonesia have both pursued strategies to “decentralize” their governments and invest local authorities with more power. Those policies and their effects, however, look different across the two countries.