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Pathways to Better Jobs in IDA Countries : Findings from Jobs Diagnostics (English)

This report documents cross-country findings from analysis conducted by World Bank staff working on Jobs Diagnostics. It identifies some key insights for policy makers to take into account when designing policies and programs for inclusive growth. ... See More +

Working Paper 130463 OCT 01, 2018

Merotto,Dino Leonardo; Weber,Michael; Aterido,Reyes Disclosed

Does employing workers or accepting work pay? Analyzing labor costs in South Africa (English)

For more than a decade, South Africa has experienced falling labor force participation rates while maintaining relatively high unemployment rates, particularly among its youth. ... See More +

Working Paper 128578 APR 30, 2018

Langbein,Joerg Gerd; Weber,Michael Disclosed

Reducing the costs and enhancing the benefits of formality : from the firm's perspective (English)

The high incidence of informality in developing countries acts as a drag on economic development due to the associated efficiency and equity costs and implied weak governance. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 120354 OCT 01, 2017

Ruppert Bulmer,Elizabeth N.; Kuddo,Arvo; Weber,Michael Disclosed

Bhutan’s labor market : toward gainful quality employment for all (English)

The Royal Government of Bhutan (RGoB) places great emphasis on the creation of a sufficient number of high-quality jobs to achieve full employment. ... See More +

Working Paper 110896 JAN 01, 2016

Schmillen,Achim Daniel; Rajbhandary,Jasmine; Denisova,Anastasiya; Kuddo,Arvo; Mete,Cem; Moubarak,Amr S.; Weber,Michael Disclosed

Balancing regulations to promote jobs : from employment contracts to unemployment benefits (English)

The report suggests that there are general principles that can guide the design of labor regulations. For instance, in terms of employment contracts, it is important to ensure convergence in the types of benefits and protections that workers receive, regardless of the length of time they spend with a given employer. ... See More +

Working Paper 101596 JAN 01, 2015

Kuddo,Arvo; Robalino,David A.; Weber,Michael Disclosed

Stagnant GDP growth rates accompanied continued sluggish employment growth in developing countries (English)

Employment outcomes continued to show almost no improvement in most developing countries over the second quarter of 2013 as gross domestic product (GDP) growth rates stagnated. ... See More +

Brief 86816 MAR 01, 2014

Ibarra, Gabriel Lara; Mansuri, Ghazala; Robalino, David A.; Weber, Michael Disclosed

Achieving Roma inclusion in Romania : what does it take? (Vol. 2) : Final report (English)

Romanian Roma families today constitute a large, young, and extremely poor ethnic minority group, facing exclusion from markets and services. Investments in Roma inclusion are essential for Romania to achieve its Europe 2020 social inclusion goals, and the considerable returns on such investments will lay a more solid foundation for achieving sustained, shared prosperity across Romanian society. ... See More +

Working Paper 86671 FEB 28, 2014

Anan, Kosuke; Karacsony, Sandor; Anton, Simona; Balica, Magda; Botonogu, Florin; Catana, Aida; Dan, Adrian; Danchev, Plamen; Farcasanu, Dana; Ferre, Celine; Florescu, Richard; Grigoras, Vlad; Ionita, Sorin; Ivasiuc, Ana; Kits, Barbara; Kullman, Adam; de Laat, Joost; Magheru, Mihai; Mathema, Ashna; Mihalache, Cristi; Moarcas, Mariana; Ofiteru, Larisa; Rokx, Claudia; Rostas, Iulius; Stanculescu, Manuela; Swinkels, Rob; Tan, Lea; Thapa, Dikshya; Weber, Michael Romanian Disclosed

Achieving Roma inclusion in Romania : what does it take? : Summary report (English)

Romanian Roma families today constitute a large, young, and extremely poor ethnic minority group, facing exclusion from markets and services. Investments in Roma inclusion are essential for Romania to achieve its Europe 2020 social inclusion goals, and the considerable returns on such investments will lay a more solid foundation for achieving sustained, shared prosperity across Romanian society. ... See More +

Working Paper 86671 FEB 28, 2014

Anan, Kosuke; Karacsony, Sandor; Anton, Simona; Balica, Magda; Botonogu, Florin; Catana, Aida; Dan, Adrian; Danchev, Plamen; Farcasanu, Dana; Ferre, Celine; Florescu, Richard; Grigoras, Vlad; Ionita, Sorin; Ivasiuc, Ana; Kits, Barbara; Kullman, Adam; de Laat, Joost; Magheru, Mihai; Mathema, Ashna; Mihalache, Cristi; Moarcas, Mariana; Ofiteru, Larisa; Rokx, Claudia; Rostas, Iulius; Stanculescu, Manuela; Swinkels, Rob; Tan, Lea; Thapa, Dikshya; Weber, Michael Romanian Disclosed

Achieving Roma inclusion in Romania : what does it take? (Vol. 2) : Raport final (Romanian)

Romanian Roma families today constitute a large, young, and extremely poor ethnic minority group, facing exclusion from markets and services. Investments in Roma inclusion are essential for Romania to achieve its Europe 2020 social inclusion goals, and the considerable returns on such investments will lay a more solid foundation for achieving sustained, shared prosperity across Romanian society. ... See More +

Working Paper 86671 FEB 28, 2014

Anan, Kosuke; Karacsony, Sandor; Anton, Simona; Balica, Magda; Botonogu, Florin; Catana, Aida; Dan, Adrian; Danchev, Plamen; Farcasanu, Dana; Ferre, Celine; Florescu, Richard; Grigoras, Vlad; Ionita, Sorin; Ivasiuc, Ana; Kits, Barbara; Kullman, Adam; de Laat, Joost; Magheru, Mihai; Mathema, Ashna; Mihalache, Cristi; Moarcas, Mariana; Ofiteru, Larisa; Rokx, Claudia; Rostas, Iulius; Stanculescu, Manuela; Swinkels, Rob; Tan, Lea; Thapa, Dikshya; Weber, Michael English Disclosed

Achieving Roma inclusion in Romania : what does it take? : Raport de sinteza (Romanian)

Romanian Roma families today constitute a large, young, and extremely poor ethnic minority group, facing exclusion from markets and services. Investments in Roma inclusion are essential for Romania to achieve its Europe 2020 social inclusion goals, and the considerable returns on such investments will lay a more solid foundation for achieving sustained, shared prosperity across Romanian society. ... See More +

Working Paper 86671 FEB 28, 2014

Anan, Kosuke; Karacsony, Sandor; Anton, Simona; Balica, Magda; Botonogu, Florin; Catana, Aida; Dan, Adrian; Danchev, Plamen; Farcasanu, Dana; Ferre, Celine; Florescu, Richard; Grigoras, Vlad; Ionita, Sorin; Ivasiuc, Ana; Kits, Barbara; Kullman, Adam; de Laat, Joost; Magheru, Mihai; Mathema, Ashna; Mihalache, Cristi; Moarcas, Mariana; Ofiteru, Larisa; Rokx, Claudia; Rostas, Iulius; Stanculescu, Manuela; Swinkels, Rob; Tan, Lea; Thapa, Dikshya; Weber, Michael English Disclosed

Diagnostics and policy advice for supporting Roma inclusion in Romania (English)

Romania's long-term economic sustainability and the long-term viability of the country's social protection system crucially depend on the success of Roma inclusion. ... See More +

Working Paper 89621 FEB 28, 2014

Anton, Simona; Balica, Magda; Botonogou, Florin; Catana, Aida; Dan, Adrian; Danchev, Plamen; Farcasanu, Dana; Ferre, Celine; Florescu, Richard; Grigoras, Vlad; Ionita, Sorin; Ivasiuc, Ana; Kits, Barbara; Kullman, Adam; de Laat, Joost; Magheru, Mihai; Mathema, Ashna; Mihalache, Cristi; Moarcas, Mariana; Ofiteru, Larisa; Rostas, Iulius; Rokx, Claudia; Stanculescu, Manuela; Swinkels, Rob; Tan, Lea; Thapa, Dikshya; Weber, Michael Disclosed

Employment growth in developing countries falls further as recovery stalls (English)

Employment outcomes in developing countries did not show improvements in the first quarter of 2013. Although there was a small acceleration in the median growth rate of wages, in sharp contrast to the dynamics observed during the first half of 2012, employment growth slowed down and the unemployment rate increased slightly. ... See More +

Brief 83092 NOV 01, 2013

Lara-Ibarra, Gabriel; Mansuri, Ghazala; Robalino, David A.; Weber, Michael Disclosed

Designing and implementing unemployment benefit systems in middle and low income countries : key choices between insurance and savings accounts (English)

Several middle income countries are considering reforms of severance pay regulations to both increase flexibility for firms and better protect workers. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 90348 MAY 01, 2013

Robalino, David A.; Weber, Michael Disclosed

Improving access to jobs and earnings opportunities : the role of activation and graduation policies in developing countries (English)

Throughout the developing world there is a growing demand for advice on the design of policies to facilitate access of the most vulnerable individuals to jobs, while reducing their dependency from public income support schemes. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 67610 MAR 01, 2012

Almeida, Rita; Arbelaez, Juliana; Honorati, Maddalena; Kuddo, Arvo; Lohmann, Tanja; Ovadiya, Mirey; Pop, Lucian; Puerta, Maria Laura Sanchez; Weber, Michael Disclosed

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
Pathways to Better Jobs in IDA Countries : Findings from Jobs Diagnostics (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 130463 Working Paper
Does employing workers or accepting work pay? Analyzing labor costs in South Africa (English)
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APR 30, 2018 128578 Working Paper
Reducing the costs and enhancing the benefits of formality : from the firm's perspective (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120354 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Bhutan’s labor market : toward gainful quality employment for all (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 110896 Working Paper
Balancing regulations to promote jobs : from employment contracts to unemployment benefits (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 101596 Working Paper
Stagnant GDP growth rates accompanied continued sluggish employment growth in developing countries (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 86816 Brief
Achieving Roma inclusion in Romania : what does it take? (Vol. 2) : Final report (English)
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FEB 28, 2014 86671 Working Paper Romanian
Achieving Roma inclusion in Romania : what does it take? : Summary report (English)
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FEB 28, 2014 86671 Working Paper Romanian
Achieving Roma inclusion in Romania : what does it take? (Vol. 2) : Raport final (Romanian)
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FEB 28, 2014 86671 Working Paper English
Achieving Roma inclusion in Romania : what does it take? : Raport de sinteza (Romanian)
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FEB 28, 2014 86671 Working Paper English
Diagnostics and policy advice for supporting Roma inclusion in Romania (English)
See More +
FEB 28, 2014 89621 Working Paper
Employment growth in developing countries falls further as recovery stalls (English)
See More +
NOV 01, 2013 83092 Brief
Designing and implementing unemployment benefit systems in middle and low income countries : key choices between insurance and savings accounts (English)
See More +
MAY 01, 2013 90348 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Improving access to jobs and earnings opportunities : the role of activation and graduation policies in developing countries (English)
See More +
MAR 01, 2012 67610 Working Paper (Numbered Series)