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  1. Publication

    Technological change and employment: Creative destruction

    12 March 2018

    This paper discusses the impact of technological change on employment on the basis of an examination of economic trends rather than an extrapolation of technical possibilities, in the context of developing economies.

  2. International Women’s Day 2018

    Time’s Up: Why we must champion equality for women in the world of work

    07 March 2018

    The #MeToo campaign broke the silence around violence against women. Equally important now is to talk about women having an equal stake in the world of work. Aya Matsuura, Gender specialist at the ILO, summarizes key takeaways from the conference on ‘Women and Future of Work in Asia and the Pacific’ – highlighting trends on women in employment, need for attitudinal shifts and policy reforms.

  3. Video

    Why do we see less women in India’s workforce?

    06 March 2018

    Poor jobs, less decision making powers, increased care burden, unfair treatment – these are still everyday realities for scores of women in employment. And in India, the participation of women in the labour is steadily declining.

  4. Publication

    SCORE Phase III - Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises Programme

    26 February 2018

    Provides an overview of SCORE in India.

  5. Publication

    Policy Brief on Common Myths and Facts about Domestic Work

    08 February 2018

    The policy brief includes related facts and recommended laws, policies and practices drawing on the experience of the Work in Freedom Programme.

  6. Publication

    Economic re-integration of returning migrants in the construction sector in India

    30 January 2018

    A report examining reintegration of Indian migrants who work in the construction industry in the Gulf.

  7. Women and the Future of Work in the Asia-Pacific

    Does gender diversity improve firm performance? Evidence from India

    29 January 2018

    Research paper to contribute to the discussions at a regional ‘Women and the Future of Work in the Asia-Pacific’ Conference to be held in Bangkok, Thailand from 31 January – 1 February 2018.

  8. Video

    TB: Let’s work on it

    22 January 2018

    The video captures the current TB scenario in India and how the disease impacts incomes and the economy at large.

  9. Publication

    The state of employment in Uttar Pradesh: Unleashing the potential for inclusive growth

    03 January 2018

    The development experience of Uttar Pradesh has been encouraging in last two decades yet the state lags behind in several indicators of development as compared to other states in India. This report looks at the trends, and the challenges in employment.


  1. Article

    Quality not quantity – it’s time to re-think overseas employment

    18 December 2017

    The occasion of International Migrants Day is an opportunity to reflect on the significant changes seen in the governance of international labour migration in India in 2017.