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From Insights to Action

From Insights to Action

The COVID-19 pandemic is continuing its dangerous upward trend globally and without measures to shield the most vulnerable, the number of people living in extreme poverty will increase by 96 million in 2021. This UN Women Report 2020 highlights the disproportionate effect on women and calls for greater attention and investment to prioritize the gendered effects of the crisis.

Temporary Basic Income

Temporary Basic Income

Covid-19 has had a devastating socio-economic impact on the developing countries and has even led
to the loss of jobs and income during these unprecedented times. The Asian Development Bank and the ILO estimate that around 3 million below the age of 30 years have lost their jobs. In this report, the UNDP provides estimates for a minimum guaranteed income to 2.7 billion people around the world.

Listening to Young Lives at Work

Listening to Young Lives at Work

This study by the Young Lives organisation at the University of Oxford aims to investigate the short and medium-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the health, well-being, and transition to the labour market and education trajectories of young people. It’s important to gauge all these parameters to introduce appropriate initiatives in the economy embracing the new normal.


Temporary Labour Migration

This report by ILO 2021 sheds light on temporary labour migration programs which are expanding and is the centre of attraction. This report documents the outcome of the interviews conducted by the authors in different areas of local migration law from small ventures to global organizations. Through progression of interviews, viewpoints on temporary migration programs were gathered.

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World Employment and Social Outlook : 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.

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The Macroeconomic effects of Global Migration

This report by IMF (2020) documents the macroeconomics effects of global migration and discusses two major types of migration: economic migration in search of better opportunities and migration to emerging markets and developing economies by refugees. It sheds light on the economic factors involved before and after migration.

World Migration Report

World Migration Report 2020

The UN IOM released a felicitous report examining international migration in the uncertain social, economic & environmental circumstances being faced globally. The report takes into account region-specific data on migration, and analyses different issues impacting mobility.

Human Mobility, Shared Opportunities

Human Mobility, Shared Opportunities

UNDP & UN-IOM review the UN-HDR of 2009 in the current political & economic context of human mobility. They analyse the changing patterns of migration by examining global migration policy and its impact on human development. It further outlines recommendations for policies on human mobility.

India's Turning Point

India’s Turning Point

As India is at the brink of a turning point with the COVID-19 pandemic, it requires decisive reforms to spring back on a growth trajectory and create jobs to make it sustainable. The report maps out the pitfalls of economic stagnation and the post-pandemic opportunities to drive growth. 

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Trade, Internal Migration and Human Capital 

This World Bank document aggregates the effects of trade shocks; specifically, the IT boom of the late 1990s and early 2000 in India. A policy intervention in the education market rather than in the job market is proposed, which would expand opportunities for out-of-station students for better education and jobs.

Hidden Perils of Unresolved Grief

The Hidden Perils of Unresolved Grief

A report by McKinsey & Company portrays losses suffered during the COVID-19 pandemic and cost unresolved grief is hindering leaders, affecting their energy and leadership capacity. The report elaborates on the understanding and costs of unresolved grief and ways of resolving it.

Impact of Covid-19 on Urban Workers

The Impact of Covid-19 on Urban Workers in India

Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics surveyed 8,500 urban Indian workers with the aim of understanding the impact of Covid-19 on employment, earnings and work choices, especially among workers who are informally employed.


Global Estimates on International Migrant Workers

This report sheds light on migrant workers globally who have been massively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Specific emphasis has been put upon women migrant workers who already appear to have intense existing vulnerabilities. This analysis is required to study the recent trend of the labour force to combat the damage caused by the COVID 19 pandemic.

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Impact of COVID-19 on unemployment 

This report studies and 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. 

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Social Security and Welfare Measures for Interstate Migrant-Workers

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.


Poverty and Shared Prosperity 2022

This report by World Bank Group highlights the financial crisis & poverty around the world post Covid-19 pandemic. It also talks about the taxes & spending inequality in lower to high income economies throughout the world.


Indian Discrimination Report

This report published by Oxfam talks about government labour data from 2004 to 2020. According to this report, India’s low Women’s Labour Force Participation Rate (LFPR), which is lower than Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa, is driven by discrimination.

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