5th IZA/World Bank/NJD/UNU-WIDER Jobs and Development Conference
“Building better jobs for the post-Covid19 era”
The conference will take place on September 1-3, 2021. In light of the health safety recommendations and uncertainty pertaining to international travel, the conference will be virtual.
The three-day format will feature keynote speeches, a policy panel, and about 50 paper presentations in parallel sessions. The event will focus on policy-relevant research, applicable to identifying solutions to jobs challenges in low- and middle-income countries.
To expand the frontiers of global knowledge around jobs and advance the discussion on the most effective policies, we are interested in policy-relevant papers on all topics in labor and development economics, but especially in papers that focus on:
- Technology and the future of work
- Trade, global value chains and their effect on jobs
- The COVID-19 pandemic, living standards and jobs
- Women in the labor market