The study aims to create a best in class, replicable district framework which can be used by researchers, solution providers, funders and policy makers for designing a scalable district livelihood model that is future-resilient and creates sustainable social value. It is envisaged as an actionable, 360-degree research with supply, demand and ecosystem parameters considered. The district-level study is meant to benefit all stakeholders – aspirants, to understand the changing scenario of work and scope for employment, employers to frame hiring and talent development policies, industry associations to adapt to the changing nature of work and adopt best employment practices, solution providers to utilise the district research framework to gain insights and scaleup their innovations, research institutions to leverage the research framework and data collection tools, and the Government to leverage the district livelihood strategy for widespread replication.
The project is being led by Future Forward Skills Mission, a multi-donor collective impact platform anchored by Tata Trust to identify, support and amplify livelihood solutions. TARI has been selected as the research partner for the study after a rigorous selection process.
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