Jobs and Development Conference - rescheduling announcement

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Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, we are rescheduling the 3rd Annual IZA/World Bank/NJD/UNU-WIDER Jobs and Development Conference “Better Jobs for Development” to be held in Warsaw, to September 3-4, 2020.

We feel that this is the most prudent action we can take until the health crisis clarifies and hopefully subsides. We'll be monitoring the situation carefully to ensure that the conference is safe for individual and public health.


Following the success of the 2016, 2018 and 2019 Jobs and Development Conferences in Washington DC and Bogotá, the World BankIZA (Institute of Labor Economics) the Network on Jobs and Development and UNU-WIDER are organizing a follow up conference in 2020, to be hosted in Warsaw, Poland.

To expand the frontiers of global knowledge around jobs and advance the discussion on the most effective policies, we are interested in papers that focus on:

  • Modeling developing countries’ labor markets: segmented and stratified markets
  • Changing global value chains and their effect on jobs
  • Market-relevant education and skills development
  • Institutions, norms and female employment
  • Coping with low earnings and improving workers’ protections
  • Policies for increasing the quality of jobs
  • Measuring the quality of jobs


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IZA – Institute of Labor Economics
 – Gary Fields and Ahmed Elsayed
The World Bank – Ian Walker, Indhira Santos, and Javier Sánchez-Reaza
The Network on Jobs and Development (NJD)* – Piotr Lewandowski and Albert Park
UNU-WIDER – Kunal Sen and Sam Jones


* A partnership of research institutes from various regions of the world: Development Policy Research Unit at University of Cape Town (DPRU, South Africa), HKUST Institute for Emerging Market Studies (HKUST IEMS, Hong Kong), Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER, India), and Institute for Structural Research (IBS, Poland).


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