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A family in Tarialan, Uvs Province, Mongolia, uses a solar panel to generate power for their 'ger', a traditional Mongolian tent. Tarialan, Mongolia. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe.

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Employment and Industry

The need for a global commitment to enable all people to earn livelihoods through freely chosen productive employment, self employment and other forms of work is a crucial political and economic issue for all countries. To understand the options and alternatives that will allow the developing countries to adjust successfully to the forces of globalization, UNU-WIDER’s research on employment and industry explores inter alia the impact of socio-economic and technological factors, the division of labour in formal and informal sectors, internationalization of labour markets, women workers, property rights regimes, international mobility of talent, and privatization and regulation of utilities.