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Rwanda - Employment and jobs study (English)

Fast growth in Rwanda since the turn of the century has been accompanied by solid poverty reduction. Between 2000 and 2013, gross domestic product (GDP) grew at eight percent per year, resulting in a 170 percent increase in real GDP. ... See More +

Working Paper 96504 JUN 01, 2015

Bundervoet,Tom; Handjiski,Borko; Merotto,Dino Leonardo; Paci,Pierella; Ranzani,Marco; Blankespoor,Brian; Ishihara,Yoichiro; Nishiuchi,Toru Disclosed

Poverty reduction in Ghana : progress and challenges (English)

This report consists of four chapters. Chapter one profiles the trends in household consumption and poverty rates, and in the characteristics of the poor observed between 1991 and 2012. ... See More +

Publication 101230 JAN 01, 2015

Molini,Vasco; Paci,Pierella Disclosed

Lessons learned and not yet learned from a multi-country initiative on women's economic empowerment (English)

The Results-Based Initiatives (RBI), launched in 2007, were a pioneering attempt to provide comprehensive, coherent, and rigorous evidence on effective interventions to foster the economic empowerment of women. ... See More +

Publication 83276 DEC 05, 2013

Silva, Sara Johansson de; Paci, Pierella; Posadas, Josefina Disclosed

Working through the crisis : jobs and policies in developing countries during the great recession (English)

This document seeks to examine how the Great Recession affected labor markets in developing countries and how governments responded. The recession that began with the collapse of housing markets in the United States and Europe in late 2008 hit the labor markets particularly hard. ... See More +

Publication 82725 NOV 15, 2013

Banerji,Arup; Newhouse,David Locke; Paci,Pierella Disclosed

Fewer jobs or smaller paychecks ? aggregate crisis impacts in selected middle-income countries (English)

This paper reviews evidence from 44 middle-income countries on how the recent financial crisis affected jobs and workers' incomes. In addition to providing a rare assessment of the magnitude of the impact across several middle-income countries, the paper describes how labor markets adjusted and how the adjustments varied for different types of countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5791 SEP 01, 2011

Khanna, Gaurav; Newhouse, David; Paci, Pierella Disclosed

Avoiding the eye of the storm : how to deal effectively with job crises (English)

Although economic crises are difficult to predict, their recurrence is a salient feature of emerging market economies. Nevertheless, many developing countries continue to lack an effective policy infrastructure that can mitigate the impacts of economic downturns on employment opportunities without affecting long-term growth prospects. ... See More +

Brief 57929 NOV 01, 2010

Johansson, Sara; Paci, Pierella; Revenga, Ana; Rijkers, Bob Disclosed

Coping with crises : policies to protect employment and earnings (English)

The continuing failure of many countries to adequately mitigate the adverse labor market impacts of economic downturns is of concern, since labor market volatility can exacerbate poverty and stunt growth. ... See More +

Journal Article 81436 JUL 08, 2010

Paci, Pierella; Revenga, Ana; Rijkers, Bob Disclosed

Understanding the impact of economic shocks on labor market outcomes in developing countries : an application to Indonesia and Mexico (English)

In this paper the authors use a search and matching model of multi-sector labor markets, to understand the channels through which economic shocks affect labor market outcomes in developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5283 APR 01, 2010

Gutierrez, Catalina; Paci, Pierella; Park, Beom S. Disclosed

Fewer jobs or smaller paychecks? Labor market impacts of the recent crisis in middle-income countries (English)

This note presents early evidence on the labor market impacts of the recent economic crisis in 41 middle-income countries. A broader geographic coverage is prevented by the lack of high-frequency labor market data in other middle-income countries and in the low-income countries. ... See More +

Brief 54296 APR 01, 2010

Khanna, Gaurav; Newhouse, David; Paci, Pierella Disclosed

Coping with crises : why and how to protect employment and earnings (English)

Events of the past two years are a reminder that crises are a recurring phenomenon with deep and often protracted impacts on labor markets. This paper examines the challenges inherent in crafting policy responses, with particular attention to developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5094 OCT 01, 2009

Paci, Pierella; Revenga, Ana; Rijkers, Bob Disclosed

Does employment generation really matter for poverty reduction ? (English)

This paper analyzes how the employment/productivity profile of growth and its sectoral pattern are correlated with poverty reduction. The authors use a sample of 104 short-run growth spells in developing countries, between 1980 and 2001. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4432 DEC 01, 2007

Gutierrez, Catalina; Orecchia, Carlo; Paci, Pierella; Serneels, Pieter Disclosed

Internal labor mobility in Central Europe and the Baltic region (English)

Drawing from a variety of data sources and utilizing a common empirical framework and estimation strategy, this study identifies patterns and statistical profiles of geographical mobility. ... See More +

Other Poverty Study 40007 MAY 01, 2007

Paci, Pierella; Tiongson, Erwin R.; Walewski, Mateusz; Liwinski, Jacek; Stoilkova, Maria M. Disclosed

Beyond Transition 18 (1) (English)

EMU Enlargement: why flexibility matters, by Philipp Maier and Maarten Hendrikx. Gains from risk sharing in the EU, by Yuliya Demyanyk and Vadym Volosovych. ... See More +

Newsletter 40957 JAN 01, 2007

Maier, Philipp; Hendrikx, Maarten; Demyanyk,Yuliya; Volosovych, Vadym; Ross, Tanel; Wilson, John S.; Xubei Luo; Broadman, Harry G.; Paci, Pierella; Tiongson, Erwin; Walewski, Mateusz; Liwinski, Jacek; Stoilkova, Maria; Hazans, Mihails; Balcerowicz, Ewa; Kaminski, Bartlomiej; Ng, Francis; Haughton, Tim; Malova, Darina; Lokshin, Michael; Sajaia, Zurab; Zhuravskaya, Ekaterina; Yakovlev, Evgeny; Kisunko, Gregory; Coolidge, Jacqueline; Havrylchyk, Olena; Jurzyk, Emilia; Dushkevych, Natalya; Zelenyuk, Valentin Russian Disclosed

Beyond Transition 18 (1) (Russian)

EMU Enlargement: why flexibility matters, by Philipp Maier and Maarten Hendrikx. Gains from risk sharing in the EU, by Yuliya Demyanyk and Vadym Volosovych. ... See More +

Newsletter 40957 JAN 01, 2007

Maier, Philipp; Hendrikx, Maarten; Demyanyk,Yuliya; Volosovych, Vadym; Ross, Tanel; Wilson, John S.; Xubei Luo; Broadman, Harry G.; Paci, Pierella; Tiongson, Erwin; Walewski, Mateusz; Liwinski, Jacek; Stoilkova, Maria; Hazans, Mihails; Balcerowicz, Ewa; Kaminski, Bartlomiej; Ng, Francis; Haughton, Tim; Malova, Darina; Lokshin, Michael; Sajaia, Zurab; Zhuravskaya, Ekaterina; Yakovlev, Evgeny; Kisunko, Gregory; Coolidge, Jacqueline; Havrylchyk, Olena; Jurzyk, Emilia; Dushkevych, Natalya; Zelenyuk, Valentin English Disclosed

Beyond transition 16 (2) (Russian)

In this issue: Global poverty reduction via expanding opportunities; by Timothy Besley, Robin Burgess, and David Donaldson. Interview with Alberto Alesina. ... See More +

Newsletter 35666 APR 01, 2005

Besley, Timothy; Burgess, Robin; Donaldson, David; Alesina, Alberto; Fuchs-Schuendeln, Nicola; Paci, Pierella; Sasin, Marcin, J.; Verbeek, Jos; Garcia, Alvaro; Ivanov, Andrey; Hertel, Thomas; Zhai, Fan; Alexandrova, Anastasia; Grishina, Elena; Denisova, Irina; Rutherford, Thomas; Tarr, David; Shepotylo, Olesandr; Nussbaumer, Michel; Hazans, Mihails; Rastrigina, Olga; Trapexnikova, Ija; Smith, Preston English Disclosed

Beyond transition 16 (2) (English)

In this issue: Global poverty reduction via expanding opportunities; by Timothy Besley, Robin Burgess, and David Donaldson. Interview with Alberto Alesina. ... See More +

Newsletter 35666 APR 01, 2005

Besley, Timothy; Burgess, Robin; Donaldson, David; Alesina, Alberto; Fuchs-Schuendeln, Nicola; Paci, Pierella; Sasin, Marcin, J.; Verbeek, Jos; Garcia, Alvaro; Ivanov, Andrey; Hertel, Thomas; Zhai, Fan; Alexandrova, Anastasia; Grishina, Elena; Denisova, Irina; Rutherford, Thomas; Tarr, David; Shepotylo, Olesandr; Nussbaumer, Michel; Hazans, Mihails; Rastrigina, Olga; Trapexnikova, Ija; Smith, Preston Russian Disclosed

Economic growth, income distribution, and poverty in Poland during transition (English)

The authors attempt to analyze the linkages between macroeconomic policies and economic growth variables, their movement over time, and their impact on poverty in the case of Poland. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3467 DEC 01, 2004

Paci, Pierella; Sasin, Martin J.; Verbeek, Jos

Gender in transition (Russian)

The objective of this report is to help put gender on the map of policymaking in the region formed by the transition countries of Europe and Central Asia by raising awareness of the gender implications of the social and economic changes experienced by these countries during the 1990s. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper 24617 JAN 01, 2003

Paci, Pierella English Disclosed

Transition 13 (6) (English)

Contents: Overcoming institutional barriers in China. China removes barriers for private firms. China becoming a manufacturing powerhouse. Wolfensohn and Putin praise relations. ... See More +

Newsletter 25208 DEC 31, 2002

Hirschler, Richard [editor]; Chi Fulin; Berglof, Erik; Bolton, Patrick; Paci, Pierella; McCarthy, F. Desmond; Mitra, Pradeep; Stern, Nicholas; Ker-Lindsay, James; Andrienko, Yuri; Zhuravskaya, Ekaterina; Guriev, Sergei; Lazareva, Olga; Rachinsky, Andrei; Tsoukhlo, Sergei; Struyk, Raymond J.; Nikolaenko, Sergey; Makelainen-Buhanist, Soili; Muravyev, Alexander; Hildebrandt, Antje; Sutela, Pekka; Mark, Katharine; Vokopola, Zana; Mikeska,Gretchen; Swanson, Steve Disclosed

The hidden costs of ethnic conflict - decomposing trends in educational outcomes of young Kosovars (English)

The authors examine the impact of ethnic segmentation in education on educational outcomes. Between 1991 and the late 1990s, the Albanian Kosovar population received education services in an informal system parallel to the official one. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2880 AUG 31, 2002

Alva, Soumya; Murrugarra, Edmundo; Paci, Pierella

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Rwanda - Employment and jobs study (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 96504 Working Paper
Poverty reduction in Ghana : progress and challenges (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 101230 Publication
Lessons learned and not yet learned from a multi-country initiative on women's economic empowerment (English)
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DEC 05, 2013 83276 Publication
Working through the crisis : jobs and policies in developing countries during the great recession (English)
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NOV 15, 2013 82725 Publication
Fewer jobs or smaller paychecks ? aggregate crisis impacts in selected middle-income countries (English)
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SEP 01, 2011 WPS5791 Policy Research Working Paper
Avoiding the eye of the storm : how to deal effectively with job crises (English)
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NOV 01, 2010 57929 Brief
Coping with crises : policies to protect employment and earnings (English)
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JUL 08, 2010 81436 Journal Article
Understanding the impact of economic shocks on labor market outcomes in developing countries : an application to Indonesia and Mexico (English)
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APR 01, 2010 WPS5283 Policy Research Working Paper
Fewer jobs or smaller paychecks? Labor market impacts of the recent crisis in middle-income countries (English)
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APR 01, 2010 54296 Brief
Coping with crises : why and how to protect employment and earnings (English)
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OCT 01, 2009 WPS5094 Policy Research Working Paper
Does employment generation really matter for poverty reduction ? (English)
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DEC 01, 2007 WPS4432 Policy Research Working Paper
Internal labor mobility in Central Europe and the Baltic region (English)
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MAY 01, 2007 40007 Other Poverty Study
Beyond Transition 18 (1) (English)
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JAN 01, 2007 40957 Newsletter Russian
Beyond Transition 18 (1) (Russian)
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JAN 01, 2007 40957 Newsletter English
Beyond transition 16 (2) (Russian)
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APR 01, 2005 35666 Newsletter English
Beyond transition 16 (2) (English)
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APR 01, 2005 35666 Newsletter Russian
Economic growth, income distribution, and poverty in Poland during transition (English)
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DEC 01, 2004 WPS3467 Policy Research Working Paper
Gender in transition (Russian)
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JAN 01, 2003 24617 Departmental Working Paper English
Transition 13 (6) (English)
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DEC 31, 2002 25208 Newsletter
The hidden costs of ethnic conflict - decomposing trends in educational outcomes of young Kosovars (English)
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AUG 31, 2002 WPS2880 Policy Research Working Paper