Policymakers around the world are looking for practical solutions to expand job creation and improve job opportunities. This led to the Jobs Knowledge Platform (JKP) that aims to:
The Jobs Knowledge Platform is managed by the World Bank in collaboration with partner organizations the Economic Research Forum, Fedesarrollo, the International Development Research Centre, the IZA the Institute for the Study of Labor, the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association, the McKinsey Global Institute, and REALM/AMERU.
In addition to a series of events, the JKP has a website that enables analysts, policymakers, and the broader public to communicate and learn through a variety of online features. All focused around a set of key debates, the interactive tools include:
The Working Wiki: Users of the JKP can add, edit, and rate contributions to this crowd-sourced report on jobs and job creation. It will be shared during the World Bank Annual Meetings with top policy makers from around the world.
The youth are encouraged to submit a project aimed at creating jobs and improving employment opportunities. The contest entries feed into a searchable database, encouraging an active exchange of ideas.
An award of $5000 is being granted in three categories:
For Most Recommended, the JKP community can vote using the “rate” feature. A committee made up of members of the JKP partner organizations will select winners for the other two categories.
Winners will be announced Fall 2012.
Please visit www.jobsknowledge.org for more information.