The State of Employment in India: Impact and the Way Forward, with special reference to Coronavirus Pandemic
The State of Employment and Livelihood – #EmploymentDebate with Prof Sarthi Acharya on The State of Employment in India: Impact and the Way Forward, with special reference to Coronavirus Pandemic.
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The State of Employment and Livelihood – #EmploymentDebate
The State of Employment in India:
Impact and the Way Forward, with special reference to Coronavirus Pandemic
Prof Sarthi Acharya
Delhi Chair Professor at Institute of Human Development, New Delhi (Honorary); Managing Editor, Indian Journal of Labour Economics (IJLE)
Prof Sarthi Acharya is the honorary Delhi Chair Professor at the Institute of Human Development, New Delhi. He is also the Managing Editor at the Indian Journal of Labour Economics. He has pursued his PhD in Economics from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and Advanced Diploma in Development Planning from the Central School of Planning and Statistics, Warsaw, Poland. For the last three decades, Prof Acharya has worked as a Senior Consultant at UNDP India, Thailand, Africa, Addis Ababa of Ethiopia, Mongolia, and at PLAN International / Global Alliance for Children (USAID), Cambodia. Prof Acharya was also the Senior Economist/Chief Technical Advisor at the UNDP of Cambodia and Laos. He has also been the Director at the Institute of Development Studies, Jaipur and Research Director at Cambodia Development Research Institute, Cambodia. Among his many other accomplishments also includes the feather of International Labour Organisation, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai and the Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi.
Prof Acharya has obtained his grants from Population Council, UN agencies, International Development Research Centre, Rockefeller Foundation, Sida, Danida, Dfid, World Bank, ADB, and Ford Foundation, among others. He has also been the Visiting Scholar, at Boston University, International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), Netherlands; Department of Fisheries Resources Utilization at the Institut Pertanian Bogor University, Indonesia; and in-house consultant at Mauritius Research Council. He has also written four books, over 50 journal publications and articles in edited books, and three National Human Development Reports which are supported by UNDP.
Prof Santosh Mehrotra
Former Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi; Former Director, Institute of Applied Manpower Research (IAMR), NITI Aayog (Formerly Planning Commission), India
Prof Santosh Mehrotra is the Visiting Professor at the Centre for Economic Development of the University of Bath, United Kingdom. He is also been a former professor at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. Prof Mehrotra has also been the Former Director at the Institute of Applied Manpower Research (IAMR), NITI Aayog (Formerly Planning Commission), India.
Dr Sandhya S. Iyer
Associate Professor, Chairperson, Centre for Public Policy, Habitat and Human Development, School of Development Studies, Tata Institute for Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai
Sandhya S. Iyer is Associate Professor, Chairperson, Centre for Public Policy, Habitat and Human Development, School of Development Studies, Tata Institute for Social Sciences, has Professional Experience of over 18 years. As a development economist Dr Iyer focuses on poverty, inequality, human development, informal sector workers and social security/protection relates issues of the developing countries. Her current empirical work focuses on Sustainable Development Goals both across the Indian States and also among the G20 countries.
Dr. Iyer has co-authored a book “Human Development in an Unequal World” with Prof. K.Seeta Prabhu, Oxford University Press (2019) and has published over 20 articles in various peer-reviewed journals
Dr. Iyer has been involved in the T20 Policy Dialogue process from India representing Taskforce on Gender Equality, Social Cohesion and Multilateralism since the Chinese Presidency (2016). She has contributed to Policy Briefs on Gender Equality in Argentina Presidency too (2018). She was invited for the ) for a Training and Dialogue Programme on ‘Managing Global Governance’ (MGG), at the Global Governance School in 2007at the German Development Institute (DIE) and Visiting Fellow at the IDS-Sussex
Presently, she is an Active member of the United Nations South-South Cooperation and Triangular Cooperation; Advisor to UNESCAP-Smart City Project; Heads the TISS-Social Impact Assessment Cell; She is on advisory board of select civil society organisations in India
Dr. Iyer is Skilled in Policy Analysis, Big Data Analysis, Program Evaluation and Research. She focuses on evidence based research and policy analysis. As Principal Researcher she has anchored over 20 largescale studies that funded by various national and sub-national governments in India, she has also completed studies funded by World Bank, Asian Development Bank and UNDP India.
Dr Radhicka Kapoor
Senior Visiting Fellow, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER); Formerly worked at the Planning Commission and at the International Labour Organization, Geneva
Dr Radhicka Kapoor is a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER). Prior to joining ICRIER, she worked at the Planning Commission and at the International Labour Organization, Geneva. Her broad areas of research interests include poverty and inequality, labour economics and industrial performance. She holds a PhD in Economics from the London School of Economics, a Masters degree from Cambridge University and a Bachelors degree from St. Stephens College, University of Delhi.
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