The Jobs Initiative

A Partnership between the Centre for Policy Research and the JustJobs Network

Recognising that the availability of good jobs on the scale that India requires is one of the biggest challenges confronting the nation, CPR partnered with the JustJobs Network (JJN) to launch The Jobs Initiative. This programme aims to generate fresh and innovative ideas to help tackle the nation’s employment crisis. Sabina Dewan, President & Executive Director of JJN and Senior Visiting Fellow at CPR and Partha Mukhopadhyay, Senior Fellow at CPR are leading the initiative.

The Jobs Initiative features research aimed at finding solutions to specific employment challenges related to informality, technology’s restructuring of labour markets, migration and differentiated impacts of these forces 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.

To shape research and action on jobs in India, The Jobs Initiative draws from CPR’s vast expertise in economic policy and urbanisation, and JJN’s specialised focus on issues pertaining to employment such as strategies for job creation, education and skills. Jointly, CPR and JJN look forward to effectively shaping the narrative and action on jobs in the country.

More information on the Initiative can be accessed here.