26 Sept, New Delhi

Visit our 26th September Event


Read an analytical report which brings together diverse perspectives on systems change for entrepreneurship led job creation, and guides the path ahead for decent and meaningful livelihoods in India.

Read the Jobs We Want 2019 report
Power of Entrepreneurship

Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) in India are the second largest employer after agriculture. Since 2014, Indian MSMEs have created an average of 3 million jobs per year. Among MSMEs, Micro Enterprises have the potential for maximum gains in terms of creating productive jobs at low costs, given that they comprise majority of the sector at 63.05 million microenterprises, compared to 0.33 million small enterprises and only 5000 medium sized enterprises.

Micro enterprises are therefore crucial to India’s inclusive growth, and the creation of dignified jobs.


Jobs We Want 2019 is envisioned as a space for sharing and discovering knowledge on systems change for entrepreneurship led job creation. We seek to gain diverse perspectives that will provide insights on:

  • Apply and adapt social innovation tools and systems change approach for viable enterprise development
  • Unlock support services such as finance and marketing to enable a local culture of entrepreneurship
  • Empower women and youth led enterprises for greater participation and inclusivity
  • Collaborations for strengthening the enterprise development ecosystem
  • Platforms for exchanging learnings and knowledge
Development Alternatives
B-32, Tara Crescent,
Qutub Institutional Area,
New Delhi –110016
Embassy of Spain
12, Prithviraj Road,
Entry by Rajesh Pilot Marg
New Delhi – 110011

The Jobs We Want event is preceded by a two day immersive village experience called the TARAgram Yatra on 24th and 25th of September. With the mission of inspiring sustainability in policy and practice, this is an opportunity for experts, policy makers, entrepreneurs, development practitioners, businesses and community based organisations to experience the live prototypes of the Development Alternatives on ground. This year the Yatra will take place in Orchha – Madhya Pradesh, Mirzapur – Uttar Pradesh, Palwal – Delhi NCR and Patna – Bihar.


Aloka Majumdar
Anna Warrington
Aparna Khandelwal
Ariadna Bardolet
Arun Kumar
Dr. Ashok Khosla
Kanika Verma
Gorka Espiau Idoiaga
Joshua Fisher
Anurag Sharma
Arpita Pal Agrawal
Arvind Malik
Dr. Arun Kumar Panda
Dr. Rajeswari Raina
Dr. Sunil K Agarwal
Dr Madhu Sharan
Gayatri Acharya
Pankaj Pachauri
Ram Sanjeevan Dubey
Marta Solsona
Phumlani Nkontwana
Shrashtant Patara
H.R.H. the Infanta Cristina of Spain
Ratnesh Jha
Rohtash Mal
Tejinder Singh Bhogal
Tinni Sawhney
Vandana Bhansali
Vipin Sharma
Zeenat Niazi