Will the newly announced Budget 2021 on 6 November mark a new economic paradigm, and moves us to a more prosperous, equitable and sustainable economy? Join us as we discuss about its impact on the people, businesses and the economy.
The Labour Response - What kind of new work culture is needed and how can we define the new social contract and labour regime, recognising structural disadvantages and widening existing gender gap.
Spotlight on the GiG-Economy: A deep dive into the research findings and administrative challenges in protecting gig workers, as well as one to one interviews with a gig worker and a medical frontliner.
The Youth Perspective: What is the reality of seeking a job or self-employment in this current economic climate, how can the youth adjust to a now even more challenging labour market and what support structures are needed.
The Company Perspective: A look into the challenges faced by small and medium enterprises, the support they need from the state, and exploring what kind of preventive risk management will companies develop for future external shocks.
The Bigger Picture: A discussion about the global trend in a post COVID-19 world, and the need for a new economic and social paradigm
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.
Investment in green infrastructure can engender sustainable economic development and play a major role in the nation’s climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts. It also presents an opportunity through which to create safe, sustainable, and long-term jobs for Malaysians.
There is a suggestion that workers should be upskilled to increase their income during the COVID-19 crisis. But in fact, skilled workers in Malaysia are still being underpaid.
The COVID-19 crisis firmly brought into mainstream thought the benefits of robust systems of social protection.