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[Videoconference] Policies for Job Creation

Type Videoconference
Venue KDI School Date 2013-06-24
Sponsor Asia-Pacific Finance and Development Center, The World Bank, KDI School of Public Policy and Management, Tokyo Development Learning Center Contact Kyung Lim SHIN (Catherine), +82-2-3299-1291
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Background

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.


Program (Tantative): 12:00 - 14:00(Seoul Time)

Welcome Remarks
12:00-12:10
(Seoul Time)
AFDC & WB & GDLN-AP centers
Welcome remarks
Overview of the program
Invite each GDLN-AP center to give a brief introduction
Moderator: Dr. Ji Rui (Jerry)
Session 1: China’s Experience
12:10-12:40 China,
Speaker: Mr. Wang Yanzhong
Title: Director General, Research Center for Labor and Social Security, Chinese Academy of Social Science (CASS);Director General and Professor, Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology of CASS
12:40-13:00 Q&A,
Participants exchange ideas with the speakers.
Session 2: Korea’s Experience
13:00-13:30 Korea,
Speaker: Prof. Won Joon Kim
Title: Associate Professor of Graduate School of Innovation and Technology Management/Dept. of Management Science, KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology).
13:30-13:50 Q&A,
Participants exchange ideas with the speakers.
Wrapping-up and Closing
13:50-14:00 Summarize and close the session
Thank participants for attendance
Moderator: Dr. Ji Rui



 

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