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Building the Foundations for Economic Sustainability : Human Capital and Growth in the GCC (English)

The economies of the GCC recovered in 2018 despite signs of weakness in the global economic outlook, reinforcing the perception that GCC economies' fortunes are still inextricably tied to oil. ... See More +

Working Paper 136435 MAY 01, 2019

Varma,Sona; Hussain,Sahar Sajjad; Ollero,Antonio M.; Shaukat Khan,Tehmina; Maseeh,Ashwaq Natiq; Alhmoud,Khaled Bassam Rasheed; El-Saharty,Sameh; Kheyfets,Igor; Ajwad,Mohamed Ihsan; Herbst,Christopher H. Disclosed

Financing Social Protection in Tanzania (English)

This note assesses whether social protection programs are adequately financed in mainland Tanzania. We find that social protection programs are an important component of Government expenditures, and complements other Government social spending, including education and health spending. ... See More +

Public Expenditure Review 130503 OCT 01, 2018

Ajwad,Mohamed Ihsan; Abels,Miglena; Novikova,Marina; Mohammed,Muderis Abdulahi Disclosed

Georgia at work : assessing the jobs landscape (Vol. 2) (English)

Georgia’s reforms over the last two decades have paved the way for the country’s economic transformation by the creation of better jobs and substantial poverty reduction. ... See More +

Working Paper 126461 JAN 01, 2018

Posadas,Josefina; Makovec,Mattia; Fattal Jaef,Roberto N.; Gruen,Carola A.; Ajwad,Mohamed Ihsan Disclosed

Georgia at work : assessing the jobs landscape (English)

Georgia’s reforms over the last two decades have paved the way for the country’s economic transformation by the creation of better jobs and substantial poverty reduction. ... See More +

Working Paper 126461 JAN 01, 2018

Posadas,Josefina; Makovec,Mattia; Fattal Jaef,Roberto N.; Gruen,Carola A.; Ajwad,Mohamed Ihsan Georgian Disclosed

Jobs in the Kyrgyz Republic (Vol. 2) : Overview (Russian)

Since its independence in 1991, the Kyrgyz Republic has taken steps to liberalize its economy and adopt political reforms with the aim of promoting sustained economic growth. ... See More +

Working Paper 127799 JAN 01, 2018

Ajwad,Mohamed Ihsan; Gonzalez,Sarah Berger Disclosed

Jobs in the Kyrgyz Republic (English)

Since its independence in 1991, the Kyrgyz Republic has taken steps to liberalize its economy and adopt political reforms with the aim of promoting sustained economic growth. ... See More +

Working Paper 127799 JAN 01, 2018

Ajwad,Mohamed Ihsan; Gonzalez,Sarah Berger Disclosed

Urban safety nets and activation in Mozambique (English)

Thirty eight percent of the urban population in Mozambique is poor and the latest political and economic developments are likely to increase their vulnerability. ... See More +

Working Paper 121122 JUN 01, 2017

Gallego-Ayala,Jordi Jose; Zini,Michele Davide; Ajwad,Mohamed Ihsan; Zapatero,Eric L.; Zaineb,Fnu; Beck,Peter Disclosed

Tajikistan Jobs Diagnostic: Strategic Framework for Jobs (English)

Tajikistan’s economy is not creating sufficient jobs for its rapidly growing workforce, in particular its burgeoning youth population. As a result, its most valuable asset – human capital – is largely underutilized. ... See More +

Working Paper 112666 JAN 01, 2017

Strokova,Victoria; Ajwad,Mohamed Ihsan Russian Disclosed

Tajikistan Jobs Diagnostic: Strategic Framework for Jobs (Russian)

Tajikistan’s economy is not creating sufficient jobs for its rapidly growing workforce, in particular its burgeoning youth population. As a result, its most valuable asset – human capital – is largely underutilized. ... See More +

Working Paper 112666 JAN 01, 2017

Strokova,Victoria; Ajwad,Mohamed Ihsan English Disclosed

The skills road : skills for employability in the Kyrgyz Republic (Vol. 2) : Abstract (Russian)

This report is about education, skills, and labor market outcomes in the Kyrgyz Republic. The report shows that skills are valued in the Kyrgyz Republic labor market, yet skills gaps persist. ... See More +

Working Paper 91003 JAN 01, 2015

Ajwad, Mohamed Ihsan; Abdulloev, Ilhom; Audy, Robin; Hut, Stefan; Laat, Joost de; Kheyfets, Igor; Larrison, Jennica; Nikoloski, Zlatko; Torracchi, Federico; Disclosed

The skills road : skills for employability in the Kyrgyz Republic : Final report (Russian)

This report is about education, skills, and labor market outcomes in the Kyrgyz Republic. The report shows that skills are valued in the Kyrgyz Republic labor market, yet skills gaps persist. ... See More +

Working Paper 91003 JAN 01, 2015

Ajwad, Mohamed Ihsan; Abdulloev, Ilhom; Audy, Robin; Hut, Stefan; Laat, Joost de; Kheyfets, Igor; Larrison, Jennica; Nikoloski, Zlatko; Torracchi, Federico; English Disclosed

The skills road : skills for employability in Uzbekistan (Russian)

This report addresses a fundamental question facing policymakers in Uzbekistan: are worker skills hindering employment outcomes? The main finding of the report is that, indeed, worker skills gaps are hindering employment outcomes in Uzbekistan. ... See More +

Working Paper 91010 JAN 01, 2015

Ajwad, Mohamed Ihsan; Abdulloev, Ilhom; Audy, Robin; Hut, Stefan; Laat, Joost de; Kheyfets, Igor; Larrison, Jennica; Nikoloski, Zlatko; Torracchi, Federico English Disclosed

The skills road : skills for employability in the Kyrgyz Republic (English)

This report is about education, skills, and labor market outcomes in the Kyrgyz Republic. The report shows that skills are valued in the Kyrgyz Republic labor market, yet skills gaps persist. ... See More +

Working Paper 91003 JAN 01, 2014

Ajwad, Mohamed Ihsan; Abdulloev, Ilhom; Audy, Robin; Hut, Stefan; Laat, Joost de; Kheyfets, Igor; Larrison, Jennica; Nikoloski, Zlatko; Torracchi, Federico; Russian Disclosed

The skills road : skills for employability in Tajikistan : Main report (English)

This report addresses a fundamental question facing policy makers in Tajikistan: is the current level of worker skills hindering employment outcomes? ... See More +

Working Paper 91009 JAN 01, 2014

Ajwad, Mohamed Ihsan; Abdulloev, Ilhom; Audy, Robin; Hut, Stefan; Laat, Joost de; Kheyfets, Igor; Larrison, Jennica; Nikoloski, Zlatko; Torracchi, Federico Russian Disclosed

The skills road : skills for employability in Tajikistan (Vol. 2) : Abstract (Russian)

This report addresses a fundamental question facing policy makers in Tajikistan: is the current level of worker skills hindering employment outcomes? ... See More +

Working Paper 91009 JAN 01, 2014

Ajwad, Mohamed Ihsan; Abdulloev, Ilhom; Audy, Robin; Hut, Stefan; Laat, Joost de; Kheyfets, Igor; Larrison, Jennica; Nikoloski, Zlatko; Torracchi, Federico Disclosed

The skills road : skills for employability in Tajikistan : Main report (Russian)

This report addresses a fundamental question facing policy makers in Tajikistan: is the current level of worker skills hindering employment outcomes? ... See More +

Working Paper 91009 JAN 01, 2014

Ajwad, Mohamed Ihsan; Abdulloev, Ilhom; Audy, Robin; Hut, Stefan; Laat, Joost de; Kheyfets, Igor; Larrison, Jennica; Nikoloski, Zlatko; Torracchi, Federico English Disclosed

The skills road : skills for employability in Uzbekistan (English)

This report addresses a fundamental question facing policymakers in Uzbekistan: are worker skills hindering employment outcomes? The main finding of the report is that, indeed, worker skills gaps are hindering employment outcomes in Uzbekistan. ... See More +

Working Paper 91010 JAN 01, 2014

Ajwad, Mohamed Ihsan; Abdulloev, Ilhom; Audy, Robin; Hut, Stefan; Laat, Joost de; Kheyfets, Igor; Larrison, Jennica; Nikoloski, Zlatko; Torracchi, Federico Russian Disclosed

Simulating poverty in Europe : the potential contributions of employment and education to reducing poverty and social exclusion by 2020 (English)

This paper sheds light on the impact of improving employment and education conditions on poverty and social exclusion indicators. More specifically, it answers the following question: Will achieving the Europe 2020 national targets on employment and education lead countries to achieve the Europe 2020 poverty and social exclusion target with no other policy interventions? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6660 OCT 01, 2013

Ajwad, Mohamed Ihsan; Simler, Kenneth; Azam, Mehtabul; Dasgupta, Basab; Bonch-Osmolovskiy, Misha; Topinska, Irena Disclosed

Do economic crises lead to health and nutrition behavior responses ? analysis using longitudinal data from Russia (English)

Using longitudinal data on more than 2,000 Russian families spanning the period between 2007 and 2010, this paper estimates the impact of the 2009 global financial crisis on food expenditures, health care expenditures, and doctor visits in Russia. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6538 JUL 01, 2013

Nikoloski, Zlatko; Ajwad, Mohamed Ihsan Disclosed

Poverty prospects in Europe : assessing progress towards the Europe 2020 poverty and social exclusion targets in new European union member states (English)

European Council approved the Europe 2020 strategy, an economic growth and wellbeing improvement plan for the European Union (EU) in the ensuing decade. ... See More +

Other Poverty Study ACS4943 JUN 01, 2013

Ajwad, Mohamed Ihsan Disclosed

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Building the Foundations for Economic Sustainability : Human Capital and Growth in the GCC (English)
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MAY 01, 2019 136435 Working Paper
Financing Social Protection in Tanzania (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 130503 Public Expenditure Review
Georgia at work : assessing the jobs landscape (Vol. 2) (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 126461 Working Paper
Georgia at work : assessing the jobs landscape (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 126461 Working Paper Georgian
Jobs in the Kyrgyz Republic (Vol. 2) : Overview (Russian)
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JAN 01, 2018 127799 Working Paper
Jobs in the Kyrgyz Republic (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 127799 Working Paper
Urban safety nets and activation in Mozambique (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 121122 Working Paper
Tajikistan Jobs Diagnostic: Strategic Framework for Jobs (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 112666 Working Paper Russian
Tajikistan Jobs Diagnostic: Strategic Framework for Jobs (Russian)
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JAN 01, 2017 112666 Working Paper English
The skills road : skills for employability in the Kyrgyz Republic (Vol. 2) : Abstract (Russian)
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JAN 01, 2015 91003 Working Paper
The skills road : skills for employability in the Kyrgyz Republic : Final report (Russian)
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JAN 01, 2015 91003 Working Paper English
The skills road : skills for employability in Uzbekistan (Russian)
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JAN 01, 2015 91010 Working Paper English
The skills road : skills for employability in the Kyrgyz Republic (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 91003 Working Paper Russian
The skills road : skills for employability in Tajikistan : Main report (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 91009 Working Paper Russian
The skills road : skills for employability in Tajikistan (Vol. 2) : Abstract (Russian)
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JAN 01, 2014 91009 Working Paper
The skills road : skills for employability in Tajikistan : Main report (Russian)
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JAN 01, 2014 91009 Working Paper English
The skills road : skills for employability in Uzbekistan (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 91010 Working Paper Russian
Simulating poverty in Europe : the potential contributions of employment and education to reducing poverty and social exclusion by 2020 (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 WPS6660 Policy Research Working Paper
Do economic crises lead to health and nutrition behavior responses ? analysis using longitudinal data from Russia (English)
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JUL 01, 2013 WPS6538 Policy Research Working Paper
Poverty prospects in Europe : assessing progress towards the Europe 2020 poverty and social exclusion targets in new European union member states (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 ACS4943 Other Poverty Study