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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 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

Building effective employment programs for unemployed youth in the Middle East and North Africa (English)

This study surveys active labor market programs (ALMPs) in selected countries of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, identifies key challenges to their effective and efficient delivery, and proposes a policy framework for reforming public service provision. ... See More +

Publication 79262 JAN 01, 2013

Angel-Urdinola, Diego F; Kuddo, Arvo; Semlali, Amina Disclosed

Public employment services, and activation policies (English)

One of the responses to new challenges in the labor market has been the development and expansion of employment services and active labor market policies based on activation principles. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 68938 MAY 01, 2012

Kuddo, Arvo 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

Unemployment registration and benefits in ECA countries : Inregistrarea somerilor si ajutorul de somaj in tarile ECA (Romanian)

Public Employment Services (PES) in several Europe and Central Asia (ECA) countries are severely limited by underfunded labor market programs, understaffing, and fragmented networks of employment offices. ... See More +

Brief 62253 APR 01, 2011

Kuddo, Arvo English Disclosed

Key characteristics of employment regulations in the Middle East and North Africa (English)

This Fast Brief provides a general background on the main features of labor regulations in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region. This is part of an effort to understand employability constraints in MENA and to this end a World Bank team gathered information on labor legislation and other legal acts concerning labor regulations in the region. ... See More +

Brief 62233 APR 01, 2011

Angel-Urdinola, Diego F.; Kuddo, Arvo Disclosed

Unemployment registration and benefits in ECA countries (English)

Public Employment Services (PES) in several Europe and Central Asia (ECA) countries are severely limited by underfunded labor market programs, understaffing, and fragmented networks of employment offices. ... See More +

Brief 62253 APR 01, 2011

Kuddo, Arvo Romanian Disclosed

Key characteristics of employment regulation in the Middle East and North Africa (English)

This note provides a general background of the main features of labor regulation in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and benchmarks them against international best practices. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 55674 JUL 01, 2010

Angel-Urdinola, Diego F.; Kuddo, Arvo; Disclosed

Employment-related mitigation measures in ECA countries (English)

There are growing constraints on public finances in many countries due to the actual and projected build-up of public debt, which limits the scope of labor market interventions. ... See More +

Brief 53136 FEB 01, 2010

Kuddo, Arvo; Russian Disclosed

Employment-related mitigation measures in ECA countries (Russian)

There are growing constraints on public finances in many countries due to the actual and projected build-up of public debt, which limits the scope of labor market interventions. ... See More +

Brief 53136 JAN 01, 2010

Kuddo, Arvo; English Disclosed

Labor laws in Eastern European and Central Asian countries : minimum norms and practices (English)

This study focuses on internationally accepted labor standards and norms governing the individual employment contract, including International Labor Organization (ILO) conventions and recommendations, European Union (EU) labor standards, and the European community social charter. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 51698 NOV 01, 2009

Kuddo, Arvo Disclosed

Employment services and active labor market programs in Eastern European and Central Asian countries (English)

The objective of this paper is to look at employment services and labor market policies in the transition countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and identify key benefits and constraints of active labor market programs, as well as the main characteristics and features of successful policy interventions. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 51253 OCT 01, 2009

Kuddo, Arvo Disclosed

Structural educational reform : evidence from a teacher's displacement program in Armenia (English)

This paper reviews the experience of Armenia with the displacement of more than 7,000 teachers during 2003-07 as part of structural reforms in general education. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 47164 JAN 01, 2009

Kuddo, Arvo Disclosed

Bulgaria - Accelerating Bulgaria's convergence : the challenge of rasing productivity (Vol. 2) : Main report (English)

The report aims to assist the Bulgarian authorities in identifying options for policies and reforms that would help to boost productivity and employment and thereby economic growth and income convergence. ... See More +

Public Expenditure Review 38570 JUL 01, 2007

Funck,Bernard G.; Kahkonen,Satu Kristiina J.; Miovic,Peter; Ilieva,Stella; Kuddo,Arvo; Kasek,Leszek Pawel; Mikhail, Sam; Bodewig,Christian; Sondergaard,Lars M.; Routti,Jorma Tapio; Halme,Kimmo; Lemola,Tarmo; Vassileva,Iglika Disclosed

Bulgaria - Accelerating Bulgaria's convergence : the challenge of rasing productivity : Overview (English)

The report aims to assist the Bulgarian authorities in identifying options for policies and reforms that would help to boost productivity and employment and thereby economic growth and income convergence. ... See More +

Public Expenditure Review 38570 JUL 01, 2007

Funck,Bernard G.; Kahkonen,Satu Kristiina J.; Miovic,Peter; Ilieva,Stella; Kuddo,Arvo; Kasek,Leszek Pawel; Mikhail, Sam; Bodewig,Christian; Sondergaard,Lars M.; Routti,Jorma Tapio; Halme,Kimmo; Lemola,Tarmo; Vassileva,Iglika Disclosed

Social protection in ECA during the transition : an unfinished agenda (English)

This report concerns Europe and Central Asia, a World Bank region that comprises 28 countries, of which 27 are transition countries, and which also includes Turkey. ... See More +

Newsletter 30109 JUL 01, 2004

Braithwaite, Jeanine [lead editor]; von Gersdorff, Hermann [editor]; Holzmann [editor]; Rutkowski, Michal; Goldman, Philip; Wright, Alan; Rutkowski, Jan; Staines, Verdon; Isamiddinova, Dilnara; Naqvi, Maniza; O'Keefe, Philip; Bodewig, Christian; Sipos, Sandor; Sotirova, Galina; Gotcheva, Boryana; Bezhanyan, Anush; Mascarell, Caroline; Kostenickiene, Vilija; Sandi, Ana Maria; Pojarski, Peter; Kuddo, Arvo; Posarac, Alexandra; Innes, John

The Russian labor market : moving from crisis to recovery (Russian)

This report suggests measures to help Russia develop a formal, competitive labor market over the medium term. The study addresses four major questions: (1) How well has Russia been able to redress the misallocation of labor inherited from its socialist past? ... See More +

Publication 29018 JAN 01, 2003

Rashid, Mansoora; Andrews, Emily; Betcherman, Gordon; Broadman, Harry; Earle, John; Kuddo, Arvo; Rescanitini, Francesca; Sabirianova, Natalia; Zotova, Elena; Tchetvernina, Tatyana English

The Russian labor market : moving from crisis to recovery (English)

This report suggests measures to help Russia develop a formal, competitive labor market over the medium term. The study addresses four major questions: (1) How well has Russia been able to redress the misallocation of labor inherited from its socialist past? ... See More +

Publication 29018 JAN 01, 2003

Rashid, Mansoora; Andrews, Emily; Betcherman, Gordon; Broadman, Harry; Earle, John; Kuddo, Arvo; Rescanitini, Francesca; Sabirianova, Natalia; Zotova, Elena; Tchetvernina, Tatyana Russian

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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
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
Building effective employment programs for unemployed youth in the Middle East and North Africa (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 79262 Publication
Public employment services, and activation policies (English)
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MAY 01, 2012 68938 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Improving access to jobs and earnings opportunities : the role of activation and graduation policies in developing countries (English)
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MAR 01, 2012 67610 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Unemployment registration and benefits in ECA countries : Inregistrarea somerilor si ajutorul de somaj in tarile ECA (Romanian)
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APR 01, 2011 62253 Brief English
Key characteristics of employment regulations in the Middle East and North Africa (English)
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APR 01, 2011 62233 Brief
Unemployment registration and benefits in ECA countries (English)
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APR 01, 2011 62253 Brief Romanian
Key characteristics of employment regulation in the Middle East and North Africa (English)
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JUL 01, 2010 55674 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Employment-related mitigation measures in ECA countries (English)
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FEB 01, 2010 53136 Brief Russian
Employment-related mitigation measures in ECA countries (Russian)
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JAN 01, 2010 53136 Brief English
Labor laws in Eastern European and Central Asian countries : minimum norms and practices (English)
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NOV 01, 2009 51698 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Employment services and active labor market programs in Eastern European and Central Asian countries (English)
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OCT 01, 2009 51253 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Structural educational reform : evidence from a teacher's displacement program in Armenia (English)
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JAN 01, 2009 47164 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Bulgaria - Accelerating Bulgaria's convergence : the challenge of rasing productivity (Vol. 2) : Main report (English)
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JUL 01, 2007 38570 Public Expenditure Review
Bulgaria - Accelerating Bulgaria's convergence : the challenge of rasing productivity : Overview (English)
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JUL 01, 2007 38570 Public Expenditure Review
Social protection in ECA during the transition : an unfinished agenda (English)
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JUL 01, 2004 30109 Newsletter
The Russian labor market : moving from crisis to recovery (Russian)
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JAN 01, 2003 29018 Publication English
The Russian labor market : moving from crisis to recovery (English)
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JAN 01, 2003 29018 Publication Russian