Issue BriefNov 23, 2021
Generational dynamics of economic crisis and recovery: Prospects for younger and older persons
By Nicole Goldin
Economic shocks affect young and older age groups disproportionately and highlight the insecurity of the youth labor market and volatility of older people’s savings. The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated youth labor market challenges and caused young people to either lose jobs or work fewer hours.
Blog PostNov 12, 2021
Labor force participation rates in G20 in five charts
By Amin Mohseni-Cheraghlou
Labor force participation rates, down since COVID, were already declining in several G20 countries. Will labor market challenges be part of the next G20 meetings’ agenda?
ReportNov 4, 2021
What future for the Western Sahel?
By Richard Cincotta and Stephen Smith
The Western Sahel is in a demographic impasse. To work their way out of this dilemma, Sahelian governments must shift a significant part of their development focus and funding to policies and programs aimed at preventing adolescent marriages and childbearing, promoting girls’ education, securing women’s participation in public- and private-sector workplaces, and achieving small, healthy, well-educated families.
SouthAsiaSourceOct 29, 2021
A field of her own
By Megan Goyette and Emily Carll
Governments must re-examine their climate finance policies to ensure that funds are directed to and advised by those who know the on-the-ground truth, rather than others who will be drawn to invest in climate buzzwords such as renewables and technological saviors.