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Paraguay jobs diagnostic : the dynamic transformation of employment (Spanish)

Jobs are central to economic development. Economies grow when more people work, when jobs become more productive, and when workers move to better jobs, e.g. from low productivity farm work into jobs in the modern manufacturing or services sectors, or from remote rural areas to urban centers with greater specialization and more job opportunities. ... See More +

Working Paper 117270 JUN 01, 2018

Ruppert Bulmer,Elizabeth N.; Watson,Samantha Maria; De Padua,David Keith Santos Disclosed

Integration : A New Approach to Youth Employment Programs - General Guidelines for Project Teams (English)

This guide aims to provide general guidance to project managers and project teams on the design and implementation of integrated, cross-sectoral youth employment programs.The aim of the integrated programs described in this guide is to bring together supply- and demand side interventions to simultaneously address three interrelated objectives:Promote job creation for the target population; Improve the quality of jobs young people already have, many of which are in the informal sector; and Help prepare young job seekers for jobs or to move from low- to higher-quality jobs.This guide has been developed by a team drawn from multiple World Bank Global Practices and is based on evidence, experience, and lessons learned from a variety of sources.This guide attempts to present a broad framework to help project teams explicitly link supply- and demand-side considerations in the context of an integrated youth operation: Section one briefly introduces the conceptual framework guiding project design, the type of diagnostic work needed, and the diagnostic models and tools that can be used. ... See More +

Working Paper 135323 JAN 01, 2018

Datta,Namita; Assy,Angela Elzir; Buba,Johanne; Watson,Samantha Maria Disclosed

Integrated Youth Employment Programs : A Stocktake of Evidence on What Works in Youth Employment Programs (English)

This Note is a stocktake summarizing evidence on “what works” in youth employment programs on both the supply and demand side. Employment outcomes refer both to direct and indirect job creation, including through firm start-up, as well as improvements in the quality of jobs as manifested in higher earnings as self-employment or increases in household income. ... See More +

Working Paper 135321 JAN 01, 2018

Datta,Namita; Assy,Angela Elzir; Buba,Johanne; Johansson De Silva,Sara; Watson,Samantha Maria Disclosed

Paraguay jobs diagnostic : the dynamic transformation of employment (English)

Jobs are central to economic development. Economies grow when more people work, when jobs become more productive, and when workers move to better jobs, e.g. from low productivity farm work into jobs in the modern manufacturing or services sectors, or from remote rural areas to urban centers with greater specialization and more job opportunities. ... See More +

Working Paper 117270 JUL 01, 2017

Ruppert Bulmer,Elizabeth N.; Watson,Samantha Maria; De Padua,David Keith Santos Disclosed

Supporting Self-Employment and Small-Scale Entrepreneurship : potential programs to improve livelihoods for vulnerable workers (English)

Worldwide, around 55 percent of workers are self-employed, and about three-quarters of these are likely to be subsistence entrepreneurs. These self-employed workers include farmers and own-account workers, many of whom work in small household enterprises without pay. ... See More +

Working Paper 92629 JAN 01, 2014

Cho, Yoonyoung; Robalino, David; Watson, Samantha Disclosed