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Working Toward Shared Prosperity Through Just Jobs: 6 Points of Action Article
Indian laborers work at a construction site near the Noida Extension on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, September 26, 2011. (AP/Kevin Frayer)

Working Toward Shared Prosperity Through Just Jobs: 6 Points of Action

A recent conference organized by the Just Jobs Network in New Delhi focused on one of the most pressing challenges of our time: how to create good jobs to drive employment-based, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth.

Sabina Dewan

Creating Just Jobs Must Be Our Top Priority Article
President Barack Obama makes an opening statement during his news conference on Wednesday, November 14, 2012, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP/Charles Dharapak)

Creating Just Jobs Must Be Our Top Priority

Just job creation will lift millions of people out of poverty and into the middle class, empower billions of women and young people, and help us develop a strong, secure, and robust 21st century global economy.

Sabina Dewan, Jordan Bernhardt

Youth Skills and Aspirations in India Article
India needs livelihood- and skills-building programs that will help young people realize both their aspirations and the need for a more skilled workforce. (AP/ Channi Anand)

Youth Skills and Aspirations in India

India needs livelihood- and skills-building programs that will help young people realize both their aspirations and the need for a more skilled workforce.

Keren Nazareth

The World Bank Embraces Jobs but Not the Institutions that Support Them Article
The World Bank headquarters is seen in Washington, D.C. (AP/Lawrence Jackson)

The World Bank Embraces Jobs but Not the Institutions that Support Them

The World Bank’s new World Development Report doesn’t go far enough in embracing the importance of labor market institutions, such as a minimum wage and collective bargaining, in making jobs the driver of economic growth.

Sabina Dewan

Germany’s Lessons for a Strong Economy Article
Michael Vassiliadis, president of Germany’s industrial union for Mine,  Chemical and Energy Workers, or IG BCE, and the newly created European  trade union federation IndustriAll, credits strong unions and culture of dialogue with business as the keys to Germany's relative weathering of the global financial crisis. (AP/ Axel Heimken)

Germany’s Lessons for a Strong Economy

Knut Panknin presents the views of a top industrialist and a union leader on Germany’s economic success, both of whom agree that a well-paid workforce is essential to strong economic growth.

Knut Panknin

Getting the G-20 Behind More Effective Global Trade Rules Article
President Barack Obama talks with World Trade Organization Secretary General Pascal Lamy, who warns that “the discrepancy between the commitments taken [by the G-20 countries to  avoid protectionism] and the actions on the ground add to credibility  concerns.” (AP/ Charles Dharapak)

Getting the G-20 Behind More Effective Global Trade Rules

Sabina Dewan and Jordan Bernhardt detail how the upcoming G-20 Summit in Los Cabos, Mexico could result in meaningful global trade reform.

Sabina Dewan, Jordan Bernhardt

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