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International Conference on

JOBS FOR DEVELOPMENT: CREATING JOBS IN SOUTH ASIA

3-4 December 2015, Juniper Hall, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

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3rd December 2015 (Thursday)

09:30-10:00 hours Registration
INAUGURAL SESSION
10:00-11:00 Welcome Address 
Dr Rajat Kathuria
, Director and Chief Executive, ICRIER, New Delhi
Chair:
Dr Isher Judge AhluwaliaChairperson, Board of Governors, ICRIER
Special Address:
Partha Pratim Mitra, Principal Labour and Employment Advisor (PLEA), Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India
Thematic address:
Arvind Subramanian, Chief Economic Advisor, Department of  Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India
11:00-11:30
Tea/Coffee Break
11:30-13:10 Session 1: Informality and Jobs 
Chair: 
Mr Dev NathanProfessor, IHD, New Delhi, India
Speakers:

Selim Raihan, Professor, Department of Economics, University of Dhaka & Executive Director, South Asian Network on Economic Modeling (SANEM) [Download Presentation]

(Title: Dynamics of Urban Informal Employment in Bangladesh)

Sandip Sarkar,  Professor, Institute for Human Development, Delhi   [Download Presentation]

(Title: Is Dualism Increasing in the Indian Labour Market)

Asad Sayeed, Senior Research Associate, Collective for Social Science Research, Karachi, Pakistan  

(Title: Beyond Informality: Labour Market Structure, Regulation and Social Protection in Pakistan)

Dipak Bahadur Adhikari, Assistant Lecturer of Economics, Patan Multiple Campus, Tribhuvan University, Nepal [Download Presentation]

(Title: Employment and Income Generation in Informal Sector: A Case of Street Vendors of Kathmandu Nepal)

Pankaj Vashist, Fellow, ICRIER  [Download Presentation]

(Title: Technology and Labour Demand; Insights from Indian Manufacturing)

Discussant:

Jesim Pais, Assistant Professor, Institute for Studies in International Development (ISID), New Delhi

13:10-14:00
Lunch
14:00-15:00
Plenary Address – I:
Jobs and the Transformation of the Economic Lives of the Poor”
Chair: 
Chair: T.C.A. Anant, Chief Statistician of India and Secretary, MoSPI, Govt.  of India
Speaker:
Robin Burgess, Professor of Economics, Founder and Director of the International Growth Centre, London School of Economics (LSE), London  [Download Presentation]
15:00-15:15
Tea/Coffee Break
Session 2: Demography and Jobs
15:15-16:15

Chair:

Rashid Amjad, Professor and Director, The Graduate Institute of Development Studies, Lahore School of Economics, Lahore

 

Speakers:

K S James, Professor, Population Research Centre, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore  [Download Presentation]

(Title: Augmenting Demographic Dividend Opportunities for India: The Role of Female Work Participation)

Indralal De Silva, Senior Professor & Chair of Demography, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Colombo, Colombo [Download Presentation]

(Title: Demographic change and its implications on the labour force in Sri Lanka)

Devendra Shrestha, Professor, Central Department of Economics, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur [Download Presentation]

(Title: Challenges in Creating Employment Opportunities for Youths in Nepal)

Discussant:

Jayan Jose Thomas, Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi [Download Presentation]

16:25-17:25
Plenary Address- II:
“What Explains the Job Creating Potential of Industrialization in the Developing World”

Chair:

Anwarul Hoda, Professor, ICRIER, New Delhi

Speaker:

Kunal Sen, Professor, Development Economics and Policy, University of Manchester, Manchester  [Download Presentation]

Panel Discussion
17:40-1910 Moderator: Rajat Kathuria, Director and CE, ICRIER, New DelhiAnwarul Hoda, Professor, ICRIER, New Delhi

Rashid Amjad, Professor and Director, The Graduate Institute of Development Studies, Lahore School of Economics, Lahore

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Ajit Ghose, Professor, Institute of Human Development, New Delhi

Robin Burgess, Professor of Economics, Founder and Director of the International Growth Centre, London School of Economics (LSE), London

Kunal Sen, Professor, Development Economics and Policy, University of Manchester, Manchester

Rana Hasan, Director, Development Economics and Indicators Division, Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department, Asian Development Bank (ADB)  [Download Presentation]

Q & A
19:30 Dinner

4th December 2015 (Friday), Juniper Hall, India Habitat Centre

Session 3: Urbanization and Jobs
09:30

Chair:

Dr Isher Judge AhluwaliaChairperson, Board of Governors, ICRIER

Speakers:

S Chandrasekhar, Associate Professor, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), Mumbai [Download Presentation]

(Title: Skill Content Embodied in Jobs: An Exploration)

Naveen Adhikari, Assistant Professor, Central Department of Economics, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur [Download Presentation]

(Title:  Creating Jobs in Growing Urban Areas of Nepal: A Story for  Policy Revisit)

Nishara Fernando Senior Lecturer, Department of Sociology, University of Colombo, Colombo, Kirtipur [Download Presentation]

(Title: Urban Youth Aspirations and Expectations for Jobs in the Context of Urban Transformation and Urbanization: Case Study of Sri Lanka)

Javier Sanchez-Reaza, Senior Economist, World Bank, Washington D.C. [Download Presentation]

(Title: Bringing People to Jobs and Jobs to People)

Discussant:

Debolina Kundu, Associate Professor, National Institute of Urban           Affairs, Delhi

10:20-1030 Tea/Coffee Break
Session 4: Labour Regulation and Jobs
10:30-12:10 Chair:Kunal Sen, Professor, Development Economics and Policy, University of Manchester, Manchester  

Speakers:

Radhicka Kapoor , Fellow, ICRIER, New Delhi [Download Presentation]

(Title: Labour Regulations in India: Much Ado About Something)

Rashid Memon, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Lahore University of Management Sciences, Lahore [Download Presentation]

(Title: Trade deregulation and its impact on the feminization of the labor force: Evidence from the MFA phase-out in Pakistan)

Dilli Raj Khanal, Founder Chairman, Institute of Policy Research and Development, Kathmandu [Download Presentation]

(Title: Labor Market Regulations and Jobs: Nepalese Experience)

Jaivir Singh, Senior Research Fellow, ICRIER, New Delhi [Download Presentation]

(Title: Law, Skills and the Creation of Jobs as ‘Contract’ Work in India: Exploring Survey Data to Make Inferences for Labour Law Reform)

Piotr Lewandowski, Founder and President,IBS, Warsaw, Poland  [Download Presentation]

(Title: Minimum Wage Violation in Central and Eastern European Countries)

Discussant:

Rahul Sapkal, Senior Researcher and Project Manager, Education       Policy Division, UNICEF Office Maharashtra State, Mumbai

12:15-13:15 Plenary Address- III:Enhancing Job Quality in Emerging Economies: Going Beyond Informality”Chair:Bishwanath Goldar, Professor, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi

Speaker: Sandrine Cazes , Senior Economist, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Paris  [Watch Presentation Video]

13:15-14:00 Lunch
Session 5: Fragile Situations and Jobs
14:00-15:20 Chair:

Adrian Wood, Emeritus Professor at Oxford Department of International Development, Oxford 

Speakers:

Ali Mehdi, Fellow, ICRIER, New Delhi and Sanjay Pulipaka, In-house Consultant, ICRIER, New Delhi [Download Presentation]

(Title: Job Creation and Skill Development in Fragile Situations)

Sirimal Abeyratne, Professor, Department of Economics, University of Colombo, Colombo [Download Presentation]

(Title: Policies, Politics and Youth: A Retrospect over Sri Lankan Experience)

Chona Echavez, Deputy Director (Research), Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit, Kabul [Download Presentation]

(Title: Employment Generation and Skills Development in Fragile Situation: Afghan policies and challenges for Employment Generation and Employability)

Bishnu Pant, Executive Director, Institute for Integrated Development Studies, Kathmandu [Download Presentation]

(Title: Fragile Situation and Jobs: Challenge for Nepal)

Discussant:

Nisar Ali, Former Vice-Chancellor, University of Kashmir,                         Srinagar

15:20-15:30 Tea/Coffee Break
Plenary Address- IV:Labor Regulation, Enforcement, and Employment: Lessons from China”
15:30-16:30 Chair:

Aditya Bhattacharjea, Professor and Head, Department of Economics, Delhi School of Economics, Delhi

Speaker:

Albert Park, Professor, Department of Economics, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Hong Kong [Download Presentation]

16:30-17:30 Valedictory Address: “An International Perspective on South Asian Job Creation”Chair:  Shankar Acharya, Honorary Professor, ICRIER, New DelhiSpeaker: Adrian Wood, Emeritus Professor at Oxford Department of International Development, Oxford [Download Presentation]
Dinner

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International Conference on

JOBS FOR DEVELOPMENT: CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS

1-2 December 2014, Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

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1st December 2014 (Monday)

10:00 hours Registration
INAUGURAL SESSION
10:30 Welcome Address 
Dr Rajat Kathuria
, Director and Chief Executive, ICRIER, New Delhi
10:45
Welcome remarks by Chairperson
Dr Isher Judge AhluwaliaChairperson, Board of Governors, ICRIER
11:00
Opening Remarks
Dr Martin Rama, Chief Economist, The World Bank, New Delhi
11:15
Employment and Entrepreneurship for Development
Mr Manish Sabharwal , Co-Founder and Chairman, TeamLease Services, Bangalore
11:45
Thematic address
Smt Gauri Kumar, Secretary, Union Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India
12:00 Inaugural address
Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy
(TBC) , Hon’ble Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, Government of India  
12:30
Q&A / media interaction
13:00
Lunch
SESSION 1: YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT
14:00[†] 
Chair: 
Mr Mark Keese, Head, Employment, Analysis and Policy Division, Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, OECD, Paris
Presenters: 
Prof Dr Günther Schmid, Director, Labour Market Policy and Employment, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB), Berlin

Dr Niall O’HigginsAssociate Professor of Economics, University of Salerno, Italy

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Prof Arup Mitra and Dr Sher Verick, Professor of Economics, Institute for Economic Growth (IEG), New Delhi; and Senior Employment Specialist, ILO Decent Work Team for South Asia, New Delhi

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Discussant: 
Prof Alakh Narayan Sharma, Director, Institute for Human Development (IHD), New Delhi

Q&A

SESSION 2: GREEN JOBS AND SKILLS
15:45
Tea Break
16:00

Chair: 
Mr Dilip Chenoy (TBC), Managing Director & CEO, National Skills Development Corporation, New Delhi

Presenters: 

Dr Alex Bowen, Principal Research Fellow, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics (LSE)

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Dr Vinod Kumar Sharma, Professor, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), Mumbai

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Dr Ritu Mathur, Senior Fellow, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi

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Discussant: 
Mr Pramod Bhasin, Chairman, The Skills Academy; Founder, Genpact

Q&A

17:45
High Tea
SPECIAL ADDRESS: JOB CREATION IN INDIA – INTERNATIONAL LESSONS
18:00 Welcome remarks 
Dr Rajat Kathuria, Director  & Chief Executive, ICRIER, New Delhi
18:15 Special address 
Mr Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Former Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, New Delhi
19:00 Q & A
19:30 Dinner

2nd December 2014 (Tuesday)

SESSION 3: LABOUR MIGRATION AND DEVELOPMENT
09:30

Chair: 
Mr. Peter BoninTeam Leader, Migration and Development, GIZ, Bonn

Documentary (5 mins) – India to Germany and Back: Reflections on Skilled Labour Migration

Ms Pragya Taneja, Advisor, Migration for Development Programme, Competence in Motion Unit, GIZ, New Delhi

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Presenters: 
Dr Dilip Ratha (via Skype), Manager, Migration and Remittances Unit; CEO, Global Knowledge Partnership on Migration & Development (KNOMAD), Development Prospects Group, The World Bank, Washington DC

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Dr Bilesha Weeraratne, Research Economist, Institute of Policy Studies (IPS), Colombo

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Prof Binod Khadria (Via Skype), Zakir Husain Centre for Educational Studies, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi

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Discussant: 
Dr S Irudaya Rajan, Professor, Centre for Development Studies (CDS), Thiruvananthapuram

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11:15 Tea Break
SESSION 4: JOB DISCRIMINATION
11:30 Chair: Prof Zoya Hasan, Former Professor and Dean, School of Social Sciences, JNU, New Delhi
Presenters: Prof Barbara Harriss-White, Senior Research Fellow, Area Studies; Emeritus Professor of Development Studies, University of Oxford[Download Presentation]

Dr Piotr Lewandowski, Founder and President of the Board, Institute for Structural Research (IBS), Warsaw

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Mr Benjamin Stanwix and Ms Karmen Naidoo, Senior Researcher, Development Policy Research Unit, University of Cape Town and Researcher, Development Policy Research Unit, University of Cape Town

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Discussant: 
Dr Arup Maharatna, Former Professor, Gokhale Instiute of Politics and Economics, Pune

13:15LunchSESSION 5: SOCIAL PROTECTION AND LABOUR WELFARE14:30

Chair:

Dr Martin Rama, Chief Economist, The World Bank, New Delhi

Presenters:

Dr Albert Park, Director, Institute for Emerging Market Studies (IEMS); Professor of Economics, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Hong Kong

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Dr David A Robalino, Lead Economist, Social Protection and Labor, The World Bank, Washington DC

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Prof Dev Nathan, Professor, Institute for Human Development (IHD), New Delhi; Visiting Research Fellow, Duke University, Durham

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Discussant:

Mr Helmut Hauschild, Director, Indo-German Social Security Programme, GIZ, New Delhi

16:15Tea BreakPANEL DISCUSSION: LABOUR PRACTICES IN SOUTH ASIA16:30

Chair:

Dr Duncan Campbell, Director of Research, ILO, Geneva

Panelists:

Bhutan

Dasho Pema Wangda, Hon’ble Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Human Resources, Royal Government of Bhutan, Thimphu

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Nepal

Dr Bandita Sijapati, Research Director, Centre for the Study of Labour and Mobility, Kathmandu

Afghanistan

Dr Chona Echavez, Deputy Director, Research, Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU), Kabul

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Sri Lanka

Dr Nisha Arunatilake, Research Fellow, IPS, Colombo

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India

Dr Deb Kusum Das, Reader, Department of Economics, University of Delhi; Consultant, ICRIER

Discussant

Dr Edgard Rodriguez, Senior Program Specialist (Supporting Inclusive Growth), International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Ottawa

19:00Vote of thanks 
Dr Rajat Kathuria,
Director & CE, ICRIER19:05Dinner

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[†] Chairs, presenters and discussants will have 15 minutes each. 30 minutes have been allocated for Q&A.