Sabina Dewan

Sabina Dewan is Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress and President of JustJobs Network Inc.

Sabina examines the role of quality employment in building equitable and just societies around the globe. She works on a range of economic issues–from the impact of globalization on employment to the role of trade, foreign assistance, and monetary policies in raising living standards.

Sabina leads the JustJobs Network, a research and advocacy organization addressing the global crisis of unemployment and unjust employment. The JustJobs Network was founded by John Podesta, former Chief of Staff to President Bill Clinton and Chair of the Center for American Progress.

Her career has spanned continents and taken her from the International Labour Organization (ILO), to the European Commission, to grassroots organizations in India. She is a frequent media contributor, having appeared on outlets such as CNN, BBC, and Al-Jazeera. Fluent in Hindi and proficient in French, Sabina splits her time between Washington, D.C. and New Delhi, India.

Content by Sabina Dewan
  • Blog post

    Transforming secondary cities in Uganda for job creation

    Across developing countries, the combined forces of rapid population growth, a burgeoning youth workforce, and urbanisation have created a policy imperative to generate jobs at an enormous scale. While primary cities must play a role in this job creation, it is unrealistic to imagine that all the necessary jobs, or even the majority, can be created in a single metropolitan...

    12 Feb 2020 | Gregory Randolph, Miljan Sladoje, Sabina Dewan

  • Project

    Job creation ecosystems in African secondary cities: A study of Uganda

    Both international organisations and African governments increasingly acknowledge that secondary cities are pivotal in fostering the development of inclusive, productive and job-rich growth. However, despite the growing emphasis on balanced urbanisation processes and investment in secondary cities, national strategies around these issues are often devised with little...

    6 Nov 2019 | Gregory Randolph, Miljan Sladoje, Sabina Dewan

  • Project

    Scoping visit: Job creation ecosystems in African secondary cities

    Both international organisations and African governments increasingly acknowledge that secondary cities are pivotal in fostering the development of inclusive, productive and job-rich growth. Despite the growing emphasis on balanced urbanisation processes and investment in secondary cities, national strategies around these issues are often devised without giving attention to...

    10 Oct 2019 | Gregory Randolph, Sabina Dewan, Kartik Akileswaran