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Expand 01. What is a “Good" Job?01. What is a “Good" Job?
Expand 02. Job Strategy or Growth Strategy, Which Should Come First?02. Job Strategy or Growth Strategy, Which Should Come First?
Expand 03. How to Tackle Youth Unemployment?03. How to Tackle Youth Unemployment?
Expand 04. Should Jobs Good for Development be Targeted?04. Should Jobs Good for Development be Targeted?
Expand 05. Building Skills, Which and How?05. Building Skills, Which and How?
Expand 06. How Can Entrepreneurship be Fostered?06. How Can Entrepreneurship be Fostered?
Expand 07. How Can Economies Move From Low to High Productivity Jobs?07. How Can Economies Move From Low to High Productivity Jobs?
Expand 08. How Can Job Policies Improve Social Cohesion?08. How Can Job Policies Improve Social Cohesion?
Expand 09. Should Policies Protect People or Jobs?09. Should Policies Protect People or Jobs?
Expand 10. Is Global Job Competition Here to Stay?10. Is Global Job Competition Here to Stay?
Expand 11. Should Policy Makers Embrace Informality?11. Should Policy Makers Embrace Informality?
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Last modified at 4/17/2013 9:52 AM by JKP Admin
The ILO defines "decent work" as productive work in conditions of freedom, equity, security and human dignity. It is generally based on the individual worker and the characteristics of the job.
 
There are also other ways to think about 'good jobs' - including which jobs might be 'good jobs for development'.  Some jobs do more for development than others -- because they reduce poverty and inequality, strengthen production chains and clusters, or help build trust and shared values.
 
Ideally the same types of jobs would help on all three dimensions - raising incomes, productivity and social cohesion.  This won't always be possible; some trade-offs may need to be made.  And so being aware of what the trade-offs are is important.


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One response to this Wiki topic has been received from the JKP's Facebook audience.  Destiny Josephine said "good work is any undertaking that not only brings food to the table, but also minimizes its impact."