Losses in livelihood, slump condition: What can contribute to employment generation?

By Arup Mitra*, Aya Okada** After the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent lock-down hit the economic activities drastically the concern for job creation gets even bigger as the phenomenon of sluggish employment growth was already at the centre-stage even during the pre-COVID times. The long run employment elasticity has been low: mechanisation and the poor … Continue reading Losses in livelihood, slump condition: What can contribute to employment generation?

Amorphous Indian migration statistical system: Why is data not be given for policy formulation?

By Arjun Kumar, Ritika Gupta, Sakshi Sharda* The second wave of Corona Virus has hit, the strain has proven to be more virulent. India in the past seven days has reported over three lakh cases per day. Currently, 150 districts in the country have a COVID positive rate passing 20 percent and hence debating a … Continue reading Amorphous Indian migration statistical system: Why is data not be given for policy formulation?

What needs to be done to make the informal sector vibrant

Ranjula Bali Swain, Arup Mitra* Many components within the informal sector share close linkages with the formal sector. In such a situation if the formal sector is growing rapidly it is natural that the informal sector would benefit from the percolation effects. However, in reality the informal sector is characterized in terms of low productivity … Continue reading What needs to be done to make the informal sector vibrant

Call to ensure Constitutional right to dignified housing for migrant workers

National Alliance of People’s Movement’s (NAPM’s) solidarity statement in favour of the migrant labourers of Ahmedabad demanding basic living facilities:  The past year has exposed the dire situation of migrant workers across India, who continue to work in precarious conditions. On 15th February, 2021, almost 1000 migrant labourers, members of the labour union Majur Adhikar Manch, … Continue reading Call to ensure Constitutional right to dignified housing for migrant workers

COVID-19 pandemic: A pathbreaking period in history for migrant workers

The Jesuit Conference of India organised a webinar "Accompanying Distress Migrants" on the International Migrants Day, 18 December. Padma Shri Dr Sunitha Krishan, Founder of Prajwala, Shri Shabari Nair, Labour Migration Specialist, ILO Decent Work Technical Support Team (DWT), New Delhi, and Shri Rajiv Khandelwal, Founder and Executive Director, Aajeevika Bureau, Udaipur, were the panelists at the webinar. A report: … Continue reading COVID-19 pandemic: A pathbreaking period in history for migrant workers

Brazilian labour market amidst Coronavirus pandemic: Impact and way forward

Workers sit idle in front of Copacabana Palace, a hotel in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, facing Copacabana beach By Dr Ian Prates* The impact of the Coronavirus pandemic is diverse and every nation is combating it in its own fashion. It is important to note that the policy measures implemented during the … Continue reading Brazilian labour market amidst Coronavirus pandemic: Impact and way forward

Underlying causes of migration of the poor from within the country: Regional perspective

An Impact and Policy Research Institute (IMPRI), New Delhi, note on special talk by Prof Babu P Remesh on Labour Migration in South Asia: There are over 150 million migrants around the world a significant number is from south Asia. Nearly one in every three people in India is a migrant and one in every sixth … Continue reading Underlying causes of migration of the poor from within the country: Regional perspective