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Announcing ‘THE JOBS INITIATIVE’: A New Partnership with JustJobs Network

October 31, 2018

31 October 2018

The availability of good jobs on the scale that India requires is a significant challenge. Centre for Policy Research (CPR) and JustJobs Network (JJN) 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.

We expect this partnership with JJN, the only single-issue, applied research institution of its kind in India focusing solely on jobs, education/skills and labour market matching, to add significant value to CPR’s work on urbanisation, economic policy and technology; jointly, we look forward to effectively engaging in shaping the narrative and action on jobs in the country.