HKUST Institute for Emerging Market Studies is a members of the Network on Jobs and Development (NJD) partnership supported by the World Bank’s Development Grant Facility (DGF). The NJD was established to pursue a multi-sectoral and multi-disciplinary approach to the global jobs agenda during the period 2013-16.
The objective of the program is to contribute to the creation of multi-sector, multi-disciplinary solutions to the jobs challenges around the world based on research and empirical evidence from programs on the ground by:
Building a vibrant and engaging community of practice on jobs.
Fostering dialogue among policymakers, academia, private sector, labor unions, development practitioners, and others on the need to tackle the jobs challenge from a multi-sectoral and multidisciplinary perspective.
Strengthening capacities, developing tools and sharing lessons learned among DGF partners and provide solutions to enhance the global dialogue on the jobs agenda.
The NJD Initiative recognizes employment generation as a critical condition for raising living standards, achieving poverty reduction, and the role of globalization in improving labour working conditions. It supports the extension of the benefits of growth and good jobs to lagging regions within countries and emphasizes the role of employment and skills in driving economic growth. This will help facilitate the identification and dissemination of best practices and innovations on job creation.
HKUST IEMS is one of the 5 partners of the network. Our partners include:
John Giles (World Bank), Albert Park (HKUST), Yang Du (Chinese Academy of Social Science): Labor Regulation and Manufacturing Employment in China
*Xiaogang Wu (HKUST): Field of Study and Gender Difference in Early Occupational Attainment among Chinese College Graduates (expected to be completed in July 2017)
Yang Du (Chinese Academy of Social Science); Albert Park (HKUST): Changing Demand for Tasks and Skills in China [this paper became a background paper for a forthcoming report by the World Bank and the Development Research Center under the State Council on New Drivers of Growth in China]
Albert Park (HKSUT), Li Tang (Wuhan University), Cheng Hong (Wuhan University): Effects of Labor Unions on the Labor Market in China: New Evidence from the China Employer-Employee Survey
Christina Jenq (HKUST), Albert Park (HKUST): The Gender Wage Gap: Evidence from the China Employer-Employee Survey