Seminar: World Development Report 2013: Jobs and its Focus on Economic Rights of Informal Workers
Feb 19 2013 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Start: Feb 19 2013 12:00 pm
End: Feb 19 2013 2:00 pm
Weil Town Hall, Belfer L1, Harvard Kennedy School
Human Rights Professional Interest Council Lunch Seminar
The “World Development Report 2013: Jobs” and its Focus on Economic Rights of Informal Workers
Jesko Hentschel - Human Development Sector Director, South Asia, World Bank
Dena Ringold - Lead Social Protection Specialist, World Bank
Marty Chen - Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School, International Coordinator, WIEGO
The 2013 World Development Report recognizes and focuses on jobs as the center of economic development.
It argues that jobs are the hinge connecting three key transformations – or the lack thereof – at the center of economic development: living standards, productivity and social cohesion. It highlights the importance of representative voice and economic rights for the working poor. As one of several background papers, the WDR team commissioned the Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO) network to prepare five case studies on efforts to secure the livelihoods of urban informal workers – domestic workers, home-based producers, street vendors and/or waste pickers – by increasing their representative voice and their economic rights. Jesko Hentschel and Dena Ringold of the World Bank will present the WDR 2013, including its focus on voice and economic rights. Marty Chen of the Harvard Kennedy School and the WIEGO network will speak about the five case studies.
* BARPCV has posted this event on behalf of an outside organization.