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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
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Chair:
Dr Isher Judge AhluwaliaChairperson, Board of Governors, ICRIER
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Special Address:
Partha Pratim Mitra, Principal Labour and Employment Advisor (PLEA), Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India
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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 
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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 SayeedSenior Research Associate, Collective for Social Science Research, Karachi, Pakistan  

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

Dipak Bahadur AdhikariAssistant 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 Delhi

Anwarul Hoda, Professor, ICRIER, New Delhi

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

 [Download Presentation]

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 MemonAssistant 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 KhanalFounder Chairman, Institute of Policy Research and Development, Kathmandu [Download Presentation]

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

Jaivir SinghSenior 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,IBSWarsaw, 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 WoodEmeritus Professor at Oxford Department of International Development, Oxford 

Speakers:

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

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

Sirimal AbeyratneProfessor, 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 Delhi

Speaker:

Adrian WoodEmeritus Professor at Oxford Department of International Development, Oxford [Download Presentation]

Dinner

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