Based on a survey carried out at the height of the COVID-19 crisis in May 2020, this report highlights the impact of COVID-19 and the ensuing lockdowns on Malaysian youth. It is found that the youth are more vulnerable, with different age groups of youth experiencing different difficulties. Read the full report to find out more.
Budget 2021 will need to incorporate measures to ensure the survival of the economy in the short term, while balancing this with the creation of good jobs and a stronger social safety net, to lay the foundations for a dynamic economy in the future.
There are huge challenges societies have to face due to the COVID-19 crisis, and the state needs to think about how to play a more active role in creation of high-paying jobs.
We will see an increase in unemployment based on work experience and skills, especially abroad. With the slowing economic growth due to #COVID19, the government needs to do something beyond saving jobs alone.
How do you read and understand the unemployment statistics? It is important to look behind the headline and understand the quality of the jobs being created.
Our response to the UNICEF-UNFPA Study “Families on the Edge”.
Putrajaya should undertake a “mission-oriented” industrial policy to create new jobs in the medium to long term amid a gloomy economic backdrop.
With prolonged economic recession insight, Hafiz Noor Shams, Visiting Fellow at REFSA gives us his view on how Malaysia can move forward and whether a new re-industrialisation policy is required.
Government plays a key role to stabilise and jumpstart the jobs market that has been battered during the COVID-19 recession. This paper proposes counteracting measures in the form of a long-term public sector expansion. Specifically, the public health and tertiary education systems should be expanded to meet underserved demand.
Our Visiting Fellow Hafiz Noor Shams in a jointly organized webinar with IRDP Malaysia highlights that the growth rate of high paying jobs has not kept up with population growth.