Jobs network

Published: February 6, 2023

A permanent job with a decent salary is an effective way out of poverty. How to boost growth in the labour market is therefore an essential question for policy makers.

The Jobs Network is a platform for highlighting important policy challenges in this areas and showing how research can be used to solve them. The network includes partner institutions in Ethiopia, Nepal and Tanzania.

As part of the Jobs Network, Development Learning Lab is running a seminar series on the topic together with Norad.

Key topics for the network include

Creation of new jobs

  • What is the government and donor role in job creation?
  • How can a country secure a balanced transition out of agriculture?
    • Balanced growth in both urban and rural areas
    • Inclusive growth with permanent jobs also for low-skilled workers
  • Impact of labor market programs
  • How getting a job changes a life

Well functioning labor markets

  • Access to jobs for the poor and marginalized, including women
  • Minimize the economic and social costs of labor migration

Improved competence for workers

  • How can the productivity of subsistence farmers be improved?
  • How can the incomes of labor migrants be improved?
  • The effect of different types of skill training and supplemental programs
Time span
Contact person