Program Objectives

The objective of the program is to contribute to the creation of multi-sectoral, multi-disciplinary solutions to the jobs challenges around the world based on research and empirical evidence from programs on the ground by:
• Building a vibrant and engaging community of practice on jobs.
• Fostering consensus among policymakers, academia, private sector, labour unions, development practitioners, and others on the need to tackle the jobs challenge from a multi-sectoral and multi-disciplinary perspective.
• Strengthening capacities, developing tools and sharing lessons learned among DGF partners and provide solutions to enhance the global dialogue on the jobs agenda.

About Us

Established in August 1981, the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) is an autonomous, policy-oriented, not-for-profit, economic policy think tank. ICRIER’s main focus is to enhance the knowledge content of policy making by undertaking analytical research that is targeted at informing India’s policy makers and also at improving the interface with the global economy.

Along with the World Bank and several institutions across the world, ICRIER is participating in an initiative titled Jobs and Development: Creating Multi-Disciplinary Solutions, which aims to build a vibrant and engaging community of experts on Jobs and seeks to build consensus among policymakers, academics, private sector, labor unions, development practitioners and others on the need to tackle the Jobs challenge from a multisectoral and multidisciplinary perspective. We are one of five global institutions that are joining the Network of Jobs and Development (NJD) initiative of the World Bank. NJD partners include: