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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

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

Working toward better pay : earning dynamics in Ghana and Tanzania (English)

Improving access to productive employment is a key policy challenge, especially in low-income countries (LICs), where the only asset in abundance is labor. ... See More +

Publication 88483 MAY 29, 2014

Falco, Paolo; Kerr, Andrew; Paci, Pierella; Rijkers, Bob

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

Making work pay in Bangladesh : employment, growth, and poverty reduction (English)

The objective of this report is to analyze the important roles of labor markets, employment, productivity, and labor income in facilitating shared growth and promoting poverty reduction in Bangladesh. ... See More +

Publication 44646 JUN 16, 2008

Paci, Pierella; Sasin, Marcin

Making work pay in Nicaragua : employment, growth, and poverty reduction (English)

The objective of this report is to provide some policy guidelines for the fight against poverty. In particular, it hopes to be able to identify the growing sectors, as well as the constraints faced by the poor in benefiting from this growth. ... See More +

Publication 44647 JUN 16, 2008

Gutierrez, Catalina; Paci, Pierella; Ranzani, Marco

Making work pay in Madagascar : employment, growth, and poverty reduction (English)

There is little doubt that economic growth contributes significantly to poverty reduction; however, countries clearly differ in the degree to which income growth translates into reduced levels of poverty. ... See More +

Publication 48960 JUN 16, 2008

Hoftijzer, Margo; Paci, Pierella

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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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
Working toward better pay : earning dynamics in Ghana and Tanzania (English)
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MAY 29, 2014 88483 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
Making work pay in Bangladesh : employment, growth, and poverty reduction (English)
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JUN 16, 2008 44646 Publication
Making work pay in Nicaragua : employment, growth, and poverty reduction (English)
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JUN 16, 2008 44647 Publication
Making work pay in Madagascar : employment, growth, and poverty reduction (English)
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JUN 16, 2008 48960 Publication
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) (English)
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APR 01, 2005 35666 Newsletter Russian
Beyond transition 16 (2) (Russian)
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APR 01, 2005 35666 Newsletter English