The availability of good jobs on the scale that India requires is one of our biggest challenges. The well-being of our growing population, today and in the long-term, depends on the creation of a job-rich economy. While diagnoses of the malady abound, few prescriptions on how to create enough good jobs exist, and fewer still have worked.
To understand why this is the case, and to help address the challenge, the JustJobs Network (JJN) and the Centre for Policy Research (CPR) are launching a new partnership to generate new, innovative and fresh ideas to help tackle the nation’s jobs crisis.
This Jobs Initiative will include cutting-edge, applied research to find solutions to specific employment challenges in areas such as technology, migration and informality and differentiated impacts based on gender and age. As rapid transformations in these areas, coupled with urbanisation and climate change alter the way Indians live and work, this initiative will provide insights on how government policies can adapt to create jobs and support workers. This initiative will engage the government, the private sector, academia, and grassroots organisations to harvest good ideas and promote collaboration.