Sabina Dewan

I have nearly two decades of professional experience studying the changing trends in the world of work. This includes a specialized focus on how trends like technology, urbanization, restructuring of trade into global value chains, migration and climate change affect women’s work, and the opportunities and challenges that women face to equal and productive participation in labour markets.

Sabina Dewan is President and Executive Director of the JustJobs Network, which she co-founded with John Podesta in 2013. Sabina has built in the JustJobs Network an innovative, international think tank focused on finding strategies to create more and better employment worldwide. Formerly, she was a Senior Fellow and Director for International Economic Policy at the Center for American Progress for six years.

Sabina’s research focuses on the role of quality employment in building equitable economies around the globe. She has published on a range of economic issues, from the impact of trade and globalization on employment to the nexus of renewable energy and job creation.

Her career has spanned continents, taking her from the International Labour Organization in Switzerland, and the European Commission in Belgium, to grassroots organizations in India. She is a frequent media contributor, having appeared in print and television outlets including The Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, US News, as well as CNN, BBC, and Al Jazeera. Sabina splits her time between Washington, D.C. and New Delhi.

Areas of expertise: Jobs, wages, technology, future of work, global value chains, skills and apprenticeships, jobs and the energy transition, labour markets, growth

Selected media coverage

Worldwide Poverty, CCTV America, April 11, 2014

Faces of Indian Women, Center for American Progress,  March 8, 2013

Replacing the IMF Chief, Reuters, June 10, 2011

Asian Leaders on Factory Asia, Voice of America Turkey,  

Global Economic Recovery, Al Jazeera

India’s Jobless Growth, NDTV India

The Rise of Africa, CCTV America

Is COVID forcing women out of jobs in India? Work Life India, BBC World Service, August 28, 2020

Indian Union Government’s Budget 2021-2022, Times Now 

Will e-commerce continue to create jobs?, IndiaSpend & Boom

Rethinking the World of Work, Sabina Dewan, JJN & Ekkehard Ernst, ILO, International Monetary Fund’s Finance & Development magazine, December, 1 2020

Generation Pandemic: India’s Youth Face Jobless Future, Al-Jazeera, July 7, 2020

Is the Unemployment Crisis for Real?, The Hindu, February 15, 2019


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