To: IZA Research Fellows & Affiliates, IZA Policy Fellows and IZA Staff
I am happy to announce that IZA is now managing the Jobs Knowledge Platform (JKP) in collaboration with the World Bank and partner organizations.
The JKP aims to share insights, create a community, and inform policy debates about practical solutions to expand job creation and improve job opportunities around the world.
The Jobs Knowledge Platform's website JobsKnowledge.org
, Twitter account @jobsknowledge, and You Tube channel are all live now. The JKP website is focused around a set of key debates, and is organized into three categories: Influence, Learn, and Experience explained below.
I am confident that IZA fellows and affiliates will closely follow this important initiative, and that IZA will provide fruitful contributions to the JKP.
Klaus F. Zimmermann, Director IZA
OVERVIEW OF THE JOBSKNOWLEDGE.ORG WEBSITE
The Working Wiki: Users of the JKP can add, edit, and rate contributions to this crowd-sourced report on jobs and job creation. It will be shared during the World Bank Annual Meetings with top policy makers from around the world.
The Jobs and Development Blog: A range of high-level experts offer their views on key jobs topics. Users can comment on blog posts and rate them.
The Conversation: The Conversation allows users to upload their own video commentaries, adding their voice on targeted topics and questions concerning jobs.
Data Page: Using the World Bank’s open source data, JKP users can access regional and country dashboards displaying tables and graphs with the latest data and trends on Jobs.
The Digest: This searchable, ratable media archive helps users find jobs ideas in books, press clips, scholarly articles, and videos.
World of Labor: This online repository will offer 100 practical notes summarizing key debates on labor policy.
Experiences from the Field: Structured as a competition, Experiences from the Field showcases successful projects, creating a searchable database where
practitioners and participants can exchange ideas. Winners will be featured at the World Bank Annual Meetings in October 2012.
Events: Users can search this listing for JKP-sponsored and other events. They can also submit their own events for inclusion