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      Urbanization 17 March 2020

      Planning the Small City: Striking the Balance Between Big Projects and Local Agency

      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.

      Urbanization 17 February 2020

      Transforming Secondary Urban Areas for Job Creation: A Study of Uganda

      Rapid population growth and a growing youth workforce, coupled with rapid urbanization, have created a policy imperative to generate jobs on a large scale across Sub-Saharan Africa.

      by Miljan Sladoje et al.
      Migration, Urbanization 22 July 2019

      Migrants Aren’t Streaming Into Cities, and What This Means for Urban India

      Gregory Randolph, Executive Vice- President of JustJobs Network co-authors an article on how migrants are part of the solution for cities, published by Hindustan Times.

      Urbanization 28 July 2018

      Promise and Peril of Rapid Rural-Urban Migration

      The Jakarta Post published an article written by Gregory Randolph, Executive Vice President of JustJobs Network based on research on India and Indonesia.

      Urbanization 29 April 2016

      The Role of Small Cities in Shaping Youth Employment Outcomes in India and Indonesia

      This research project explores the role of small cities in shaping the employment outcomes of migrant youth – specifically women and those from non-metropolitan backgrounds.

      by Mukta Naik, Gregory Randolph
      Urbanization 9 July 2015

      To Boost Women’s Employment, Start With the City

      Efforts to boost women's employment must take into account the role of the city government, especially its responsibility to provide safe, reliable and women-friendly public transport.

      Urbanization 11 March 2020

      Small City Economies: The Scope for Mobility, and the Threat of Getting Stuck

      In recent decades, megacities in India and Indonesia– the world's largest developing country democracies' have grown increasingly inaccessible to rural-urban migrants. For anyone who hasn't obtained higher levels of education, the potential wage boost in moving from a rural area to a big city has been eroded by increasing skill demands in the labor market and higher costs of living. Small cities, meanwhile, pose fewer barriers for rural-urban migrants.

      Urbanization 4 March 2020

      How Women Negotiate Opportunities in Small Cities

      Cities are often seen as sites of emancipation and freedom for women, as compared to the social restrictions of the village and the hard manual labour of working on the farm. Small cities might not offer the level of freedoms women experience in the metropolis, they do, however, create specific opportunities for young women to access non-farm work. A gender inclusive planning and governance framework is urgently needed to leverage the potential for improving women's work outcomes in these places.

      by Mukta Naik
      Urbanization 25 February 2020

      Small Cities at the Cusp of Multiple Mobilities

      It is already commonly acknowledged in migration studies that instead of one-time long-term movements from one place to another, migration is increasingly complex in pattern and duration. We find that small cities lie at the cusp of multiple mobilities, acting as origin points, destinations as well as transit points for migrant youth.

      by Mukta Naik
      Urbanization 20 February 2020

      Small City Dreaming: Where to Look for the Demographic Dividend

      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?

      by Gregory Randolph, Mukta Naik

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