The good jobs challenge in developing countries

A BIG IDEAS Dialogue with Kunal Sen

On 30 August 2022, United Nations University hosts, 'The good jobs challenge in developing countries', a BIG IDEAS Dialogue with Kunal Sen, Director of UNU-WIDER. This event is held via Zoom at 18:00 (UTC+9).

Around 80 per cent of the workforce in Africa and South Asia is engaged in precarious and poorly paid employment in the informal sector. What are the prospects of good jobs for millions of workers in the informal sectors of the Global South?

Kunal Sen joins UNU Senior Vice-Rector Sawako Shirahase outlining the challenges that developing countries are facing in creating good jobs, and discusses key policy options that could create productive employment for unskilled and semi-skilled workers. The final 30 minutes of the event will be open to questions from the audience.

Please note this event will be in English; Japanese interpretation will not be provided. Advance registration by 29 August is required. Registrants will receive an email on the day of the event with a link to attend via Zoom webinar.

About the series

The BIG IDEAS: SDGs Dialogue Series introduces the people, projects, and organizations behind shared efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Each event features leading representatives and researchers from international organizations, UN agencies, and UNU institutes to stimulate discussion on sustainable development issues and initiatives. The events provide a unique opportunity for young researchers, graduate students, and civil society to become more familiar with SDG-related topics, ask questions, and learn how they can contribute to local and global SDG progress.