Shaping Skills and Learning Lifelong for the Future of Work
This report by ILO documents the dynamic changes in globalisation, technology and many more. Also how the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has added changes in education and skilling development systems. This report aims to understand better adapting skills to new technologies and trends respectively.
Ed Tech and Educational Opportunity during Covid-19 School Closures
As reported by UNICEF, the COIVD-19 pandemic has disrupted access to education globally; 274 million students in India alone have been impacted by school closure. This report's findings shed light on the need for policies to broaden access to continuous and equitable learning opportunities across the student population.
Youth Recovery Plan-Insight Report
This report is findings of the world's first Youth-Driven Recovery Plan developed by the World Economic Forum's Global Shapers Community. Marking the community's tenth anniversary, the plan features 40 policy recommendations to help policymakers integrate the voices of the next generation into recovery efforts.
Upskilling for Shared Prosperity
Pre-COVID-19 the rise in automation and new technologies brought new trends and changes in the world of work, resulting in an urgent need for large-scale upskilling and reskilling. During the COVID-19 pandemic, this crisis can be turned into a market of opportunities. Thus, this report highlights a requirement for systematic reform in our economies.
Global Economic Prospects
After the collapse of world economies due to the COVID-19 pandemic, its uneven recovery is leaving behind poor countries and vulnerable groups with vaccination access being one of the key determinants. This report highlights the COVID-19 induced recession with new challenges for policymakers to balance the recovery with price and financial stabilization.
World Development Report 2021
The World Development Report 2021 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 answers the questions on how data can be used and what governance arrangements are needed to aid it.
Human Capital Index 2020 Updates
This report by World Bank 2021 documents the Human Capital Index 2020 data which consists of people's knowledge, skills, health and education accumulated over their life and also brings out their potential as productive members of society. Thus, this report documents the evolution of human capital over the last decade and can be a useful tool to guide policies.
India Skills Report 2021
This India Skills Report highlights the changing employability landscape of the nation, post the COVID pandemic. The study aims to give insights into the skill gaps that exist in the employable population across India specifically when the Demand and Supply of talent are hugely impacted due to the pandemic.
Skill Development in the Time of COVID-19
In the time of the COVID-19 pandemic, International Labour Organization, World Bank and UNESCO report titled “Skills development in the time of COVID-19” earnestly covers how COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted technical and vocational education and training (TVET).
Global Wage Report 2020-21
Global Wage Report 2020-21 by ILO gives insights into employment, wages and minimum wages in the time of COVID-19 across the globe. They observe that the social partners of the workers especially with lower education and from poor and marginalised class, are not consulted before setting the minimum wage.
Promoting Decent Work in India
To minimize the impact of the pandemic on the world of work, ILO constituents reviewed India Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) 2018-22 – a five year overarching tripartite strategy to achieve ‘Decent work for All’. Read on this report to see the updates on key activities and achievements in 2021.
State of Working India
This report documents the impact of one year of Covid-19 in India, on jobs, incomes, inequality, and poverty. It also examines the effectiveness of policy measures that have thus far been undertaken to offer relief and support. It further offers some policy suggestions for the near and medium-term future.
Workers At Risk
This report of policy research working paper documents the vulnerability of informal workers and the difference between employment, income and consumption rates among formal, informal workers and self-employed. The CPHS dataset shows evidence of informal workers suffering who are already poor and lack education.
Workers' in the time of COVID-19
ActionAid’s longitudinal survey of over 16,000 informal workers across 23 states during different phases of the lockdown covers a broad range of pertinent issues such as livelihoods, wages and access to social welfare schemes. It reveals that although more people can find jobs, only a small proportion is employed full-time.
Challenges and Opportunities in the Post-COVID-19 World
In this World Economic Forum's report, leaders from the Global Advisory Forum share their thoughts on the potential challenges and opportunities in the post-pandemic world. The report also has an exclusive piece on ‘technology and its changing relationship with society highlighting its effect on business, governance and policies.
Reimagining Work, Education, & Skills in India’s Digital Century
96% of the 5,764 youth surveyed, between the ages of 15 & 30 across seven states in India report wanting to achieve a university degree or higher. ORF's report looks at the education, skills & employment ambitions of India’s young population. Further investigates gaps in aspiration and labor market requirements.
Skilling India – No Time to Loose
The NCAER report- “Skilling India” offers insights into the skilling challenge faced by India. The report provides a three part framework of acquiring, matching, and anticipating skills, the much needed ecosystem change in the way programs are designed, executed and policies are evaluated.
India Skills Report 2020
India’s talent pool is growing and the workforce landscape is transforming at a rapid rate. Wheebox's India Skill Report 2020, reached 300,000+ students and 150+ employers. It draws attention to major gaps, along with insights and solutions which have the potential to make India a $5T economy.
Vocational Education First
The report commissioned by UNESCO New Delhi prepared by TISS, Mumbai identifies the key lessons learned from the efforts at TVET provision so far. This report discusses the challenges educational institutions face in implementing the NEP, and explores ways to fulfil the promise it holds for youth.
Technical Change in India’s Rural Manufacturing Industries
EPW's report explores the crucial technical changes in India's rural organized technical industries from the period 1998-99 to 2016-17. It delves into the trends in labor productivity and capital productivity in rural manufacturing organized industries and the need for self-sustaining systems.
The Future of Jobs
The World Economic Forum measures the impact of the health shock caused by the pandemic in The Future of Jobs Report 2020. It contextualizes the functioning of business cycles in the past and during recent pandemic-related disruptions and presents anticipations on technology adapting to jobs and skills.
Shaping skills and lifelong learning for the future of work
Technological change, globalisation, climate change are transforming the world of work. Nowadays, Skills mismatches are a growing challenge in the labour markets, with many consequences for the workers, the businesses and the future of work. Furthermore, the outbreak of COVID-19 has added new challenges to education and skills development systems.
EdTech - The Advent of Digital Education
NASSCOM’s report on EdTech & Digital Education is a holistic overview of the global digital education market, with a specific focus on India’s digital education ecosystem. The report highlights the major public & private interventions in EdTech in India presenting opportunities for growth & potential challenges.
The Future of Work
Through this report Monster surveyed both employers and employees to identify the global hiring challenges, trends, and new opportunities. The report reveals that despite the uncertain starts and stops due to the pandemic there is a possibility of increased hiring and improvement in the work environment.
Skill India Report 2022
The report emphasis with the world’s largest youth working population, rapid industrialization, and with the development of industry relevant skill sets India can be positioned as a world leader in employability & reformative action to direct the economy from the recession towards sustainable growth over the years.
India Philanthropy Report 2022
The India Philanthropy Report 2022 published by Bain & Company states that there has been an increase in the total social sector expenditure from 10 lakh Cr. to 17.5 lakh Cr., which is 7% of total GDP yet it still lags behind the NITI Aayog’s estimated 13% of GDP required to meet India’s UN SDG commitments.
India’s Booming Gig and Platform Economy
This report by NITI Aayog undertakes a study to estimate the size of the workforce engaged in gig and platform economy, examine their distinctive characteristics and highlights both challenges and opportunities of this burgeoning sector. It also presents a set of recommendations to promote job opportunities as well as protect the interest of the workers.
ILO Monitor on the world of work Ninth edition.
Recently, Intenational Labour Organization released the 9th edition of ILO Monitor on the World of Work report which presents key labor force trends globally. The report highlights the unequal labor market recovery owing to COVID-19 pandemic and other crisis that have been aggravated by Russia-Ukraine war.
Global Skills Report, 2022 – Coursera
The Coursera Global Skills Report 2022 report 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.
An Analysis of India's Labor Market
This report by Deloitte examines the trends in the Indian labor market. The employment growth in India has remained low and this has been further accentuated by the pandemic. India must prepare to deal with the mammoth challenges of elevated joblessness and unequal opportunities
Global Employment Trends for Youth 2022
This report by ILO says studies the impact of post Covid-19 economic recovery on youth employment. It also talks about the youth youth employment crisis and also about achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals, particularly SDG target 8.6: to substantially reduce the proportion of young people not in employment, education or training.
Youth in India 2022
In this report, MOSPI talks about the youth population of the nation and its gender disparities. It also talks about mortality rate, education qualification and also early marriages and health condition of the youth. It also adds about the juvenile crime rate, violence against women and suicide rates in the country.
Impact of COVID-19 on the G20
This report by ILO & OECD has analyzed the Impact of the COVID-19 on employment in G20 countries. It talks about the 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.
Global Wage Report 2022-2023
This report by 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
This report published by Oxfam focuses on the inequality emerging out of the digital divide, which post-pandemic has become more observable than ever. 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 them.
India Skilling Report 2023
The annual report published by Wheebox is based on the evaluation of 3.75 lakh candidates who took the Wheebox National Employability Test (WNET) across India and the participation of 150 corporations from 15+ different industries in the Early Career Edition of the India Hiring Intent Survey. It explains India’s skills and talent economy by 2030, showcasing the successes of the public and private sectors in advancing the talent force locally, nationally, and internationally.
EdTech Landscape in India 2023
A report by 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. The global edtech market is expected to grow significantly in the next few years with opportunity areas in various sectors.