"The ILO survey found that on freelance platforms...workers in developing countries earned on average 60% less than those in developed countries, even after controlling for...age and education and the types of tasks performed." - @Jayati1609
My take for @ProSyn on @ilo's excellent new Report on digital labour platforms and their implications. Use this link for access to this article and move on to other excellent commentaries.
Join us for our 4/14 roundtable on "Decolonizing Vaccines"-- we'll be speaking with our excellent panel, @merlinc2 @Jayati1609 and @feyero, about the history of vaccination in relation to today. #DecolonizingHistory
The criminal irresponsibility of political leaders allowing massive Hindu congregations during the worst phase of the pandemic highlighted in this sharp piece by @jahnavi_sen.
"Si la presión de Biden es fuerte, @Jayati1609 de @icrict cree que las reglas del juego cambiarán: “Gobiernos y ciudadanos de todo el mundo tienen mucho que ganar, y no se debe permitir que el poder de algunas grandes corporaciones lo impida”." @el_pais
Such an important paper looking at data from 79 countries, showing how @IMFNews continues to impose austerity on poor countries, with different standards for rich countries.
It's really important to get a strong progressive voice on debt and human rights as @IEfinanceHRs to carry on the excellent work done by Yuefen Li. Applications open until 11 May.
Supply bottlenecks and shrtages are emerging in the #vaccination process in the poorer countries of the world. it needn't have been so if patents had been waived in this health crisis. Read @Jayati1609 on vaccine nationalism and more. https://www.theindiaforum.in/article/political-economy-covid-19-vaccines @TheIndiaForum
What a lovely piece, with its "photos full of sounds".
This series by Jaisingh Nageswaran is stunning, as is the writing that accompanies it by @rumlolarum for @TheWhiteReview. A pleasure to publish this, and to share in such tenderness and care.
A whole set of useful options in this important piece, for unused SDRs that surplus countries could deploy - including to restructure debt owed to private creditors.
Our oped on options for SDR reallocation no longer behind paywall! @JoseA_Ocampo @Jayati1609 @DanielaGabor @adam_tooze @MarkWPlant @sobel_mark @BrettonWoodsCom @brettonwoodspr https://www.reuters.com/article/us-imf-sdr-breakingviews-idUSKBN2BU1ZM
“We want multinationals to pay their fair share, but that also needs to happen everywhere, not just in the US,” said @FaccioTommaso , head of secretariat at @icrict. https://www.ft.com/content/b358ebca-4097-4cd6-bc7f-8e9d8f069250
Thrilled to host @andybliu to talk about the history of captialism in India and China in a joint session of the @UMassEcon History and Development Workshop organized by @Jayati1609 + the Political Economy Workshop. Register and join us! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tea-war-a-history-of-capitalism-in-china-and-india-tickets-149988312079
US and Chinese world dominance in trade (left) and finance (right). A fascinating graphic representation of today’s dual worlds by @helene_rey and co-authors http://www.helenerey.eu/AjaxRequestHandler.ashx?Function=GetSecuredDOC&DOCUrl=App_Data/helenerey_eu/Working-Papers_en-GB/_Documents_2019-20/291828257_67186463733_MirandaAgrippinoNenovaRey.pdf
New w/ @JoseA_Ocampo in @Breakingviews: how countries can make the most of a new allocation of IMF Special Drawing Rights & channel them to countries most in need. Highlights below:
@BrettonWoodsCom @brettonwoodspr @andrea_shalal
The #G20 offer only empty words as the richest banks on earth continue to bleed countries of the global South during #COVID19. Even debt relief will continue to be diverted into corporate coffers. Keep up the pressure. #CancelTheDebt https://www.globaljustice.org.uk/news/g20-fails-to-force-banks-to-cancel-lower-income-country-debt/
This was such an interesting discussion, with many insights from terrific panelists on how both concepts and policy approaches to formalisation need to be changed, with a gender lens.
Do Formalisation Policies help Women Workers?- Eminent #feminist economists in discussion of the book "Informal #WomenWorkers in the #GlobalSouth", edited by @Jayati1609.
Update, April 2021:
IS THE WORLD BANK DELIVERING ON ITS COVID COMMITMENTS?
The star-studded Bank-Fund spring meetings kick off today, so our new CGD note tries to peel away the hype and look at some numbers.