The Jobs Initiative

10 August 2019

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 delighted to announce a new partnership to generate new, innovative and fresh ideas to help tackle the nation’s jobs crisis. Sabina Dewan, Founder & Executive Director of JJN and Senior Visiting Fellow at CPR and Partha Mukhopadhyay, Senior Fellow at CPR will lead the initiative.

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.

More information on the Initiative can be accessed here.

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