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High rates of growth and growing openness in South Asia have raised expectations of better livelihoods and employment conditions. However, economic growth has not brought about a marked improvement in employment conditions, for a very large proportion of the work force which remains in poor-quality, low productivity employment in the informal part of the economy.

A large majority of workers face insecurity of livelihood and vulnerability to contingencies, which reflects both the poor quality of the jobs they have and the absence of any institutionalized social security system.

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What is the nature of the employment problem that India faces? What kind of economic growth is required to address it? As India posits itself as one of the fastest growing major economies in the world, India Employment Report 2016 examines how the employment challenge undermines the substantial improvement that the economy has made in the last decade and a half.

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Working Papers

Economic Impact of Social Protection Programmes in India: An Illustrative Exercise ..
Social Protection in Pakistan
Social Protection in Sri Lanka:Current Status and Effect on Labor Market Outcomes
More and Better Jobs for Pakistan:Can the Manufacturing Sector Play a Greater Role?..
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