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
Frederik Paulus, Economic Advisor at REFSA shares his view on Malaysia's climate change commitments, what more needs to be done and the importance of the state acting as a catalyst and a venture capitalist of sorts, for the private sector to come up with the most efficient solutions.
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.
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.