The Jobs Conference 2019

  • October 2023

    IZA/FCDO G²LM|LIC - Programme on Gender, Growth and Labour Markets in Low-Income Countries


    The IZA/FCDO Programme on Gender, Growth and Labour Markets in Low-Income Countries (G²LM|LIC) marks the extension of the successful IZA/DFID cooperation, which started as the Growth and Labour Markets in Low-Income Countries (GLM|LIC) programme in 2011. The extension aims at building a significant new body of evidence on gender, growth, and labour markets to help shape gender and labour market policies in low-income countries. Collaboration with researchers from low-income countries is strongly encouraged.

    18th IZA & 5th IZA/CREST Conference: Labor Market Policy Evaluation

    Paris, Palaiseau

    The 18th IZA & 5th IZA/CREST Conference will be on the topic of Labor Market Policy Evaluation. This conference is an initiative of the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) in Bonn in cooperation with CREST. The Program Committee invites submissions for about 12 presentations from academic researchers doing program evaluation research on policy issues related to the labor market. Papers that include innovative approaches or methodological contributions are of particular interest.

    IZA/ECONtribute Workshop on the Economics of Education

    Bonn, Germany

    The 7th IZA Workshop on the Economics of Education will be helf on October 19 – 20, 2023, in person at IZA Bonn, Germany. The conference will combine invited presentations with an additional poster session aimed at local researchers. Presentations and keynote are available via Zoom for an external audience.

    Labor Markets and Innovation during Times of War and Reconstruction


    The Russian aggression against Ukraine has brought incredible destruction in Ukraine and suffering for the Ukrainian population. In the first two months after February 24th, 2022, economic activities came to a standstill for most Ukrainian workers and firms. However, as time passed, the Ukrainian population has shown its resilience and tremendous courage as economic activity slowly but steadily recovered. Like in many prior conflicts, labor markets and economic production have continued to exist in Ukraine.

  • December 2023

    G²LM|LIC & BREAD Conference on Development Economics

    Nairobi, Kenya

    The IZA/FCDO Gender, Growth and Labor Markets in Low-Income Countries Programme (G²LM|LIC) and the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD) are pleased to announce a joint Conference on Development Economics .The conference will consist of presentations of advanced stage research by senior or junior researchers, and presentations of early stage research by junior researchers.

The Jobs Conference 2019
December 09, 2019 - December 10, 2019

The nature of jobs in India and globally has been undergoing a massive transformation. Digitization & artificial intelligence will automate a large number of current jobs. On the other hand demographic trends, lifestyle changes, changing aspirations and consumption patterns and changes in the global trading arena also creating millions of new job opportunities. However, the majority of young people joining the workforce lacks adequate skills to get employed.

The JOB CONFERENCE, an initiative of The Grameen Foundation India in collaboration with other partners is an effort to develop a multi-dimensional approach to address the Job crisis. It is a large and the only national, multi-stakeholder led platform in India to address pressing concerns through a collaborative and participatory approach.


  • Assist the Young people with the information, analytics and insights to guide their successful transition into the jobs market
  • Bridge the gap between all the stakeholders and bring them on a common platform for deliberation and concerted action
  • Build an Inclusive ecosystem that effectively supports the Young people with relevant strategies, policies and action at various levels
  • Involve international community of researchers, policymakers and academicians to facilitate mutual learning on this critical issue and rally global support
  • Release independent well researched annual report “The State of Jobs in India” that would assist all the stakeholders with data, analytics and evidence to support their actions in addressing the Jobs Crisis
  • Engage the policymakers in a dialogue on the relevant skills needed for the jobs of tomorrow and how to prepare the workforce for the same
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