Summaries of studies conducted by ILO, World Bank, OECD and many more
Gender Social Norms Index 2023
UNDP's Report reveals persistent gender bias worldwide. Despite advocacy, nearly 90% hold biased beliefs against women. Stagnation in Gender Social Norms Index reported. Study spans 80 countries, tracking attitudes toward women in political, educational, economic dimensions.
ILO Monitor in the World of Work
The International Labor Organization's report highlights the challenges of post-pandemic labor market recovery. Low-income countries face the largest jobs gap rate, but expanding old-age pensions can boost GDP and reduce inequality. Global initiatives are needed for financial support.
Women, Business & Law
This report published by World Bank Group presents 8 indicators structured around women's interactions with the law throughout their lives and careers and identifies barriers to women's economic participation. The report states that women globally enjoy only 77% of men's legal rights.
Wage Protection for Migrants
This report published by International Labor Organization unorganized sector employs around 81% of India's workforce, lacking formal employer-employee relationships and adequate social security protection. Regulatory measures aim to address wage payment issues non-payment, delayed payment, underpayment, etc.
Covid 19 Impact on India’s Labor Market
According to this report published by World Bank Group, he lockdown restricted public mobility, temporarily closed educational institutions and brought business operations to a halt, excepting essential services. Unemployment spiked to 24.3 percent in April 2020 and labor force participation fell by 12.5 percent as a result of the lockdown.
Leveraging India’s Strengths
This report by EY looks at how India can become a global driver of growth and its role in realizing the US$26 trillion economy. It also explores the factors that will drive India towards an 'Amrit Kaal'. It also reflects on India's strengths and how these can be leveraged to pave the way forward.
Global Skills Report 2022
Coursera presents data from the more than 100 million people who have used Coursera to learn new skills. The report concentrates on three important skill areas: business, technology, and data science and shows regional and country-specific skill trends. The report ranks 102 countries on a percentile scale taking into factors skills, proficiency and learner growth rate.
Skill India Report 2022
The report discusses how given that India has the world’s largest youth working population and rapid industrialization, the development of industry relevant skill sets can ensure that the country is positioned as a world leader in employability & reformative action. It could further ensure that the economy is directed away from recession and towards sustainable growth in the coming years.
Youth in India 2022
MOSPI talks about the youth population of the nation and its gender disparities. It specifically highlights population patterns, economic participation, mortality rate, education qualification, early marriages and health condition of youth. Other dimensions explored in the report include juvenile crime rate, violence against women and suicide rates in the country.
World Employment : Trends 2021
Covid- 19 pandemic has disrupted the work world since 2020. It has changed the way the world operates, restricted economic activities and labour demand. This report has thoroughly examined the impacts of COVID-19 in the workplace. It investigated the matter with a solution-based approach and has given out recommendations for retrieval.
Impact of Covid-19 on Unemployment
Lok Sabha Secretariat: The report highlights the problems faced by the workers of the unorganised sector who occupy a major chunk of the Indian economy. The pandemic has posed them with extra challenges that were unexpected. A "Once in a generation" kind of destruction has taken place in their lives. This report highlights the impact that the pandemic has had on millions of worker's lives.
Cost-Effective Approaches for Learning
This report examines strategies for global learning enhancement with cost-effectiveness. It emphasizes technology, context-aligned content, data-driven decisions, flexible paths & community engagement. It also provides policy insights for collaboration, monitoring, & partnerships.
Global Skills Report 2023
This report highlights popular skill jobs among its 124 million registered learners from 100 countries. It focuses on demand roles, popular skill jobs by country and region, and more. It employs a Skill graph methodology, incorporating Skills, content, Careers, and Learners on the Coursera platform.
Leaving No One Behind-Labor
The report highlights Declaration on Fundamental Principles & Rights at Work & the ILO Declaration on Social Justice amended in 2022. It states that the proportion of people with disabilities employed in informal sector in developing countries is higher than high income countries.
Employment Situation in New Delhi
This report by government of India talks about job enrolments in the organized sector, rise in number of new companies registered, growth of start-ups, rise of employment opportunities in new sectors such as AI. It also talks about various existing government schemes that have been introduced post Covid-19 to help recover unemployment.
Economic Survey 2022-23
The economic survey report is a comprehensive document on several aspects of the Indian economy. It looks at the state of the economy post-COVID, its recovery, spending patterns, etc. India’s social infrastructure, agriculture, and climate change are also dissected in the report.
India Skilling Report 2023
Wheebox evaluated 3.75 lakh candidates who took the Wheebox National Employability Test (WNET) across India along with data about 150 corporations from 15+ different industries in the Early Career Edition of the India Hiring Intent Survey. The report projects the status of India’s skills and talent economy in 2030, including both public and private sectors.
India Philanthropy Report 2022
Bain & Company states that there has been an increase in total social sector expenditure from 10 lakh Cr. to 17.5 lakh Cr. This is 7% of total GDP yet it still lags behind the NITI Aayog’s estimated 13% of GDP, which was originally required to meet India’s UN SDG commitments. Detailed analysis included in the given report covers post-pandemic activities and future estimates.
Global Employment Trends 2022
ILO studies the impact of post Covid-19 economic recovery on youth employment. It also talks about the youth youth employment crisis and the new challenges surrounding the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Special emphasis on SDG target 8.6 which aims to substantially reduce the proportion of young people not in employment, education or training.
Poverty & Shared Prosperity 2022
World Bank Group highlights the financial crisis & poverty around the world post Covid-19 pandemic. The non-monetary dimensions of the pandemic and its impacts may ultimately prove to be more costly than the monetary dimensions. Taxes & spending inequality in lower to high income economies throughout the world has been reviewed.
Welfare Measures for Migrant Workers
Lok Sabha Secretariat: In India, migrant labourers are predominantly engaged in high-risk and low paying jobs, with a lack of social security, proper accommodation, and other issues (mentioned in the report). This report highlights how pandemic has forced both the Government and the civil society members to focus on the large-scale reverse migration of these migrant labourers.
Growth of India’s Edtech Industry
According to this report published by IBEF, COVID-19 boosted Ed-Tech with hybrid learning. Startups innovated to bridge gaps. India's potential $10B industry by 2025, driven by internet, skills demand. Challenges, government support, diverse models are highlighted in the report.
India Philanthropy Report 2023
The reporty highlights the catalytic role played by private philanthropy within India in bridging various efforts by government, businesses, etc. It states that India’s social sector spending of GDP grew from 8.6% in FY 2021 to 9.6% in FY 2022 due to 35% growth in public spending.
Ministry of Labor & Employment
This Annual Report 2023 covers issues like labor welfare, occupational safety, women and work, gender budgeting, international cooperation, etc. According to the report, unorganized sector employs around 81% of India's workforce, lacking formal employer-employee relationships.
Employment & Social Outlook Trends
This report published by ILO highlights the ramifications of the economic and geopolitical crises on the labor market, including its scope and impact on various groups of workers. According to the report, In 2022, the global jobs gap was 473 million people with a rate of 12.3%, mostly affecting women and developing countries.
Women and Work
The report by IWWAGE highlights women’s work against the challenges and opportunities post Covid. It states that the The unemployment rate among rural females increased by 1.6% while that among rural males decreased by 1.2%. It also talks about state specific findings on female work participation.
Global Estimates of Modern Slavery
This report by ILO explores modern slavery, forced labor, forced marriages, and global trends. It also offers policy suggestions and recommendations to address these issues. Strengthening fair and ethical practices, extending social protection schemes, etc., being a few of them.
EdTech Landscape in India 2023
Blume Ventures examines the Indian ed-tech landscape which has seen significant growth and change post-pandemic, with an increase in edtech unicorns and large companies becoming even larger through acquisitions. However, the industry is now facing challenges such as intense competition and difficulty in gaining funding and trust from customers.
Global Wage Report 2022-23
ILO highlights in-depth empirical analysis of how concurrent crisis- COVID-19 pandemic, rising inflation followed by Russia-Ukraine War has impacted wages, employment, gender pay gap and purchasing power across countries and regions. In Asia and the Pacific region when China is excluded wage growth in the region fell to 1% and even turned negative.
India Inequality Report 2022
Oxfam focuses on the inequality emerging out of the digital divide, which post-pandemic has become more prominent than ever before. While the pandemic accentuated our use of digital space and tools, those with no access to gadgets or technical know-how fell back, making the digitalization process unequal and unfavorable for many in the country.
Impact of Covid-19 on the G20
ILO & OECD have jointly analyzed the Impact of the COVID-19 on employment in G20 countries. They identified that employment in the informal sectors was 3-6 times worse than the formal. It also highlights the need for extension of financial support in the G20 economies. According to this report, G20 countries require increased spending on public service for programs and skills.
World Development Report 2021
World Bank describes data as a double-edged sword. Due to the recent technological innovations, there has been a massive increase in the availability of real-time and granular data. Data can lead to better lives through multiple channels, but it needs to be used ethically. The report discusses the governance needed to aid use of data for social development.