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Policies for Job Creation--policies for labor market

Time: May 9, 2013 from 10:30am to 1pm

Location: GDLN-AP
Event Type: videoconference
Organized By: Ting Shu
Latest Activity: Apr 6


Full employment is one of the most important objectives of a well-functioning macro economy in a country. The current global economic crisis has resulted in high unemployment rate which, if not well dealt with, would affect the social stability and economic development. According to "Global Employment Outlook", the current global youth unemployment rate is 12.7%, which will maintain an upward trend in the next five years. Therefore, it is a common challenge for all the governments to address the issues of how to create jobs and promote economic prosperity.

There are many policy options to create jobs. In addition to traditional employment creation policy options of increasing labor market flexibility, reforming regulations for employment protection and improving the investment climate, the government can alleviate the unemployment problem through encouraging and strengthening entrepreneurship. Each country may have a unique mix of policies to solve the problem of unemployment. It is very important for developing economies to understand and make employment policies according to the actual situations in their respective countries.

Job creation has been one of the focuses of AFDC’s capacity building programs and the international conference on “Integrated Approach to Skills: Designing and Financing Effective Strategies” was co-organized by OECD, ADBI and AFDC in 2011 in Shanghai. AFDC wishes to further share related ideas and experience on this issue among the developing economies in the region.


In order to summarize and share experience on "Policies for Job Creation", AFDC plans to launch a series of Distance Learning Seminars in 2013 in collaboration with the World Bank, Tokyo Development Learning Center, KDI school and other GDLN affiliates for participants to learn the policy framework of job creation and to exchange ideas and experience in this regard.

  Target audience

  • Policy makers from ministries of labor, manpower, education, trade and science and technology, etc.
  • Representatives from civil society, academia, and private sector.

  Tentative Program

Session 1: The framework and global perspective

Session 2: China’s Experience

Session 3: Japan’s Experience

Session 4: Interaction and Discussion (Q&A)


10:30 am - 13:00 pm (Beijing Time)

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