About the conference
The Jobs and Development Conference is a global event co-organized by the World Bank, UNU-WIDER, and the ILO, with the the Network on Jobs and Development – a partnership of research institutes from various regions of the world: Development Policy Research Unit at University of Cape Town (DPRU, South Africa), Institute for Structural Research (IBS, Poland), HKUST Institute for Emerging Market Studies (HKUST IEMS, Hong Kong), and Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER, India).
In 2024, the conference will be hosted by J-PAL Middle East and North Africa (MENA), based at the American University in Cairo, with the Economic Research Forum (ERF).
The Focus of the #Jobs4Dev Conference
To expand the frontiers of global knowledge around jobs and advance the discussion on the most effective policies, the conference features policy-relevant papers on all topics in labor and development economics, but especially research that focuses on:
- New platform economy jobs
- Labour market programmes and regulation
- Gender and labour markets
- COVID-19 pandemic, jobs and development
- Immigration, migration and skills
- Structural change
- Climate change, energy and jobs
PHOTOGRAPHS OF JOBS4DEV2022 NOW AVAILABLE
Selected photographs from the 2022 Cape Town conference are now available at the following link.
These images are available under a CC BY Creative Commons license, which requires that credit be given to the creator: Klara Beckerling of Everyday Studios.
Should you require a hi-res version of a particular photograph, please email your request.
STREAMING VIDEOS OF SELECTED SESSIONS
While the 2022 conference was predominantly held as an in-person event, selected sessions were available to watch via live-streaming to YouTube. This enabled a wider audience to listen in to the keynote speaker presentations, the Africa policy panel discussions and the special sessions being hosted by the World Bank and the Oxford Martin School with the Development Policy Research Unit.
To access the streaming videos, please go to YouTube.
Cape Town, South Africa