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Investing in Human Capital : What Can We Learn from the World Bank's Portfolio Data ? (English)

This paper compiles project-level data from the World Bank's lending history to describe patterns and the composition of its portfolio. The paper focuses particularly on the effect of countries' transition from International Development Association to International Bank for Reconstruction and Development status, which marks the point when countries start borrowing at near market rates, on lending for human development sectors (education, health and social protection). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8716 JAN 23, 2019

Gatti,Roberta V.; Mohpal,Aakash Disclosed

Framing the future of work (English)

Digital technologies affect employment through complex channels: automation, connectivity, and innovation. Labor-saving technologies coupled with reshoring may disrupt labor markets in developing countries and result in job losses. ... See More +

Brief 130983 OCT 17, 2018

Christensen, Luc; D’Souza, Ritika; Gatti,Roberta V.; Valerio,Alexandria; Sanchez Puerta,Maria Laura; Palacios,Robert J. Disclosed

The Human Capital Project (English)

By improving their skills, health, knowledge, and resilience—their human capital—people can be more productive, flexible, and innovative. Human capital is a central driver of sustainable growth and poverty reduction. ... See More +

Working Paper 131462 OCT 11, 2018

Gatti,Roberta V.; Kraay,Aart C.; Avitabile,Ciro; Collin,Matthew Edward; Dsouza,Ritika; Dehnen,Nicola Anna Pascale Disclosed

World Development Report 2019 : The Changing Nature of Work : Main Report (English)

The forthcoming World Development Report (WDR) 2019: The Changing Nature of Work studies how the nature of work is changing as a result of advances in technology today. ... See More +

World Development Report 130189 FEB 16, 2018

Cusolito,Ana Paula; Chen,Rong - DECID; Zheng,Yucheng; Kraay,Aart C.; Djankov,Simeon; Gentilini,Ugo; Avitabile,Ciro; Connon,Davida Louise; Sharrock,David William; Gatti,Roberta V.; Saliola,Federica; Tan,Consuelo Jurado; Islam,Asif Mohammed; Sabarwal,Shwetlena; Santos,Indhira Vanessa Arabic, Russian, French, Chinese Disclosed

A primer on human capital (English)

This note summarizes some of the key contributions in the macro- and micro- economic literature on the pathways linking human capital and income growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8309 JAN 19, 2018

Flabbi,Luca; Gatti,Roberta V. Disclosed

Activation and public employment services in Poland : enhancing labor market policies for the out-of-work population (English)

This policy note analyzes the profile of the out of work in Poland and compares this with the current set of labor market policies, in particular Public Employment Services. ... See More +

Working Paper 125989 MAR 01, 2016

Morgandi,Matteo; Gatti,Roberta V.; Damerau,Tomas M.; Oberlander,Lisa Johanna; Goraus,Karolina Polish Disclosed

Activation and public employment services in Poland : enhancing labor market policies for the out-of-work population : Aktywizacja zawodowa I publiczne służby zatrudnienia w Polsce : doskonalenie programów rynku pracy dla osób bezrobotnych (Polish)

This policy note analyzes the profile of the out of work in Poland and compares this with the current set of labor market policies, in particular Public Employment Services. ... See More +

Working Paper 125989 MAR 01, 2016

Morgandi,Matteo; Gatti,Roberta V.; Damerau,Tomas M.; Oberlander,Lisa Johanna; Goraus,Karolina English Disclosed

Being fair, faring better : promoting equality of opportunity for marginalized Roma (English)

Many Roma are among the poorest and most vulnerable Europeans, facing poverty, exclusion, and discrimination. In European Union member countries in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) with substantial Roma populations, inequalities between Roma and non-Roma start early and are striking. ... See More +

Publication 102804 FEB 06, 2016

Gatti,Roberta V.; Karacsony,Sandor I.; Anan,Kosuke; Ferre,Celine; De Paz Nieves,Carmen Disclosed

Balancing flexibility and worker protection : understanding labor market duality in Poland (English)

This paper analyzes the legal and actual gaps in working conditions and returns between permanent and temporary contracts, with a focus on civil law contracts, which are at the center of the debate on widening labor market duality in Poland. ... See More +

Working Paper 98274 OCT 01, 2014

Gatti,Roberta V.; Goraus Tanska,Karolina Marta; Morgandi,Matteo; Korczyc,Ewa Joanna; Rutkowski,Jan J. Disclosed

Striving for better jobs : the challenge of informality in the Middle East and North Africa (English)

Economic growth has been sustained for many years pre-crisis in the region, but this has not resulted in the creation of an adequate number of jobs and has succeeded, at best, in generating low-quality, informal jobs. ... See More +

Publication 90271 AUG 26, 2014

Gatti, Roberta; Angel-Urdinola, Diego F.; Silva, Joana; Bodor, Andras Disclosed

Jobs for shared prosperity : time for action in the Middle East and North Africa (English)

Jobs are crucial for individual well-being. They provide a livelihood and, equally important, a sense of dignity. They are also crucial for collective well-being and economic growth. ... See More +

Publication 77229 APR 25, 2013

Koettl-Brodmann,Stefanie; Gatti,Roberta V.; Grun,Rebekka E.; Mata Lorenzo,Elizabeth; Marotta,Daniela; Moreno Olmedilla,Juan Manuel; Morgandi,Matteo; Schiffbauer,Marc Tobias; Angel-Urdinola,Diego Disclosed

Striving for better jobs : the challenge of informality in the Middle East and North Africa region - overview (English)

This overview first describes the magnitude of the informality phenomenon in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region vis-a-vis other regions of the world and, to the extent possible, its evolution over time and macroeconomic determinants. ... See More +

Working Paper 67590 SEP 01, 2011

Gatti, Roberta; Angel-Urdinola, Diego F.; Silva, Joana; Bodor, Andras Disclosed

Labor mobility in the Middle East and North Africa : challenges and opportunities (English)

Increased labor mobility bears large potential benefits for human development and poverty reduction through various channels including more competitive global labor markets and increased efficiency in the matching of skills supply and demand. ... See More +

Brief 59406 SEP 01, 2010

Brodmann, Stefanie; Pouget, Yann; Gatti, Roberta Disclosed

Investing for the old age : pensions, children and savings (English)

In the last century most countries have experienced both an increase in pension spending and a decline in fertility. The authors argue that the interplay of pension generosity and development of capital markets is crucial to understand fertility decisions. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 47101 DEC 01, 2008

Galasso, Vincenzo; Gatti, Roberta; Profeta, Paola Disclosed

The consequences of child labor : evidence from longitudinal data in rural Tanzania (English)

This paper exploits a unique longitudinal data set from Tanzania to examine the consequences of child labor on education, employment choices, and marital status over a 10-year horizon. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4677 JUL 01, 2008

Beegle, Kathleen; Dehejia, Rajeev H.; Gatti, Roberta; Krutikova, Sofya Disclosed

Informality among formal firms : firm-level, cross-country evidence on tax compliance and access to credit (English)

The authors use firm-level, cross-county data from Investment Climate surveys in 49 developing countries to investigate an important channel through which informality can affect productivity: access to credit and external finance. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4476 JAN 01, 2008

Gatti, Roberta; Honorati, Maddalena Disclosed

Does access to credit improve productivity ? Evidence from Bulgarian firms (English)

Although it is widely accepted that financial development is associated with higher growth, the evidence on the channels through which credit affects growth on the micro-level is scant. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3921 MAY 01, 2006

Gatti, Roberta; Love, Inessa Disclosed

Why should we care about child labor? The education, labor market, and health consequences of child labor (English)

Although there is extensive literature on the determinants of child labor and many initiatives aimed at combating it, there is limited evidence on the consequences of child labor on socioeconomic outcomes such as education, wages, and health. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3479 JAN 01, 2005

Beegle, Kathleen; Dehejia, Rajeev; Gatti, Roberta

Individual attitudes toward corruption: do social effects matter? (English)

Using individual-level data for 35 countries, the authors investigate the microeconomic determinants of attitudes toward corruption. They find women, employed, less wealthy, and older individuals to be more averse to corruption. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3122 AUG 01, 2003

Roberta Gatti; Stefano Paternostro; Jamele Rigolini

Child labor, income shocks, and access to credit (English)

Although a growing theoretical literature points to credit constraints as an important source of inefficiently high child labor, little work has been done to assess its empirical relevance. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3075 MAY 30, 2003

Dehejia, Rajeev H.; Beegle, Kathleen; Gatti, Roberta

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Investing in Human Capital : What Can We Learn from the World Bank's Portfolio Data ? (English)
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JAN 23, 2019 WPS8716 Policy Research Working Paper
Framing the future of work (English)
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OCT 17, 2018 130983 Brief
The Human Capital Project (English)
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OCT 11, 2018 131462 Working Paper
World Development Report 2019 : The Changing Nature of Work : Main Report (English)
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FEB 16, 2018 130189 World Development Report Arabic, Russian, French, Chinese
A primer on human capital (English)
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JAN 19, 2018 WPS8309 Policy Research Working Paper
Activation and public employment services in Poland : enhancing labor market policies for the out-of-work population (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 125989 Working Paper Polish
Activation and public employment services in Poland : enhancing labor market policies for the out-of-work population : Aktywizacja zawodowa I publiczne służby zatrudnienia w Polsce : doskonalenie programów rynku pracy dla osób bezrobotnych (Polish)
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MAR 01, 2016 125989 Working Paper English
Being fair, faring better : promoting equality of opportunity for marginalized Roma (English)
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FEB 06, 2016 102804 Publication
Balancing flexibility and worker protection : understanding labor market duality in Poland (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 98274 Working Paper
Striving for better jobs : the challenge of informality in the Middle East and North Africa (English)
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AUG 26, 2014 90271 Publication
Jobs for shared prosperity : time for action in the Middle East and North Africa (English)
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APR 25, 2013 77229 Publication
Striving for better jobs : the challenge of informality in the Middle East and North Africa region - overview (English)
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SEP 01, 2011 67590 Working Paper
Labor mobility in the Middle East and North Africa : challenges and opportunities (English)
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SEP 01, 2010 59406 Brief
Investing for the old age : pensions, children and savings (English)
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DEC 01, 2008 47101 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
The consequences of child labor : evidence from longitudinal data in rural Tanzania (English)
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JUL 01, 2008 WPS4677 Policy Research Working Paper
Informality among formal firms : firm-level, cross-country evidence on tax compliance and access to credit (English)
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JAN 01, 2008 WPS4476 Policy Research Working Paper
Does access to credit improve productivity ? Evidence from Bulgarian firms (English)
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MAY 01, 2006 WPS3921 Policy Research Working Paper
Why should we care about child labor? The education, labor market, and health consequences of child labor (English)
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JAN 01, 2005 WPS3479 Policy Research Working Paper
Individual attitudes toward corruption: do social effects matter? (English)
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AUG 01, 2003 WPS3122 Policy Research Working Paper
Child labor, income shocks, and access to credit (English)
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MAY 30, 2003 WPS3075 Policy Research Working Paper