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02 December
2020

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Rethinking the World of Work


In its Winter 2020 edition of the International Monetary Fund’s Magazine “Finance & Development”, JJN President and Executive Director, Sabina Dewan, co-writes a piece with Ekkehard Ernst, Chief of Macroeconomic Policies and Jobs at the International Labour Organization, on how the COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating a shift toward more informal and precarious work.

Following their analysis of changing demographics and further trends of transformations in the world of work, the authors propose five solutions on how to build resilient, equitable, and sustainable economies.

“Now that the crisis is upon us, we should not waste it, as politicians like to say. Policymakers must pursue a more dramatic course correction than previously considered. They must sweep away flawed ideas about jobs and seize this emergency as an opportunity to build resilient, equitable, and sustainable economies.”

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