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Mobilising informal economy workers for urban resilience

Workers in the informal economy and slum dwellers can be active and organised contributors to raising the triple bottom line

Doing Business as usual? Not if the World Bank listens to Trevor Manuel

A review panel chaired by the South African planning minister is highly critical of the World Bank's Doing Business report

Unions and the precariat: Guy Standing replies to Elizabeth Cotton

Unions must transform themselves radically to relate to the insecurities, needs and aspirations of those in the precariat.

Why does the UN think young professionals should not be paid?

Shouldn't the United Nations be setting a good global example about justice for young workers? So why no pay for its "interns"?

The catastrophe of precarious work: Elizabeth Cotton challenges Guy Standing

The idea that the 'precariat' is a new class is an obstacle not only to understanding but also to organisation

How do labour markets adjust to economic crises?

The economic crisis has caused both job losses and wage reductions among both formally and informally employed workers

Jobs, growth and the private sector: beware the false syllogism

Just because the private sector creates most jobs doesn't mean that if the private sector grows good jobs will follow.

The World Bank: facing both ways on labour market regulation

The 2013 Doing Business Report says less regulation means more jobs, contradicting the 2013 World Development Report!

How do power relations affect job creation?

Former World Bank staffer Steve Commins argues for more political economy analysis about winners and losers in job creation