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Work for a better future in Armenia : An analysis of jobs dynamics (Luhya,Armenian)

This report aims to provide a comprehensive package of timely and relevant input to the Government’s initiatives. In doing so, it brings together into one coherent framework and story-line both new analysis and previous work undertaken for the World Bank’s policy dialogue – in particular the Armenia Systematic Country Diagnostic and Drivers of Dynamism on constraints to growth, international integration, and poverty reduction, and the Skills Towards Employment and Productivity (STEP) surveys on the demand and supply of skills for the Armenian labor market.2 New analysis includes an updated view of the labor supply situation, labor productivity developments, and the links with recent overall macro and global trends. ... See More +

Working Paper 139783 JUN 28, 2019

Honorati,Maddalena; Johansson De Silva,Sara; Millan,Natalia; Kerschbaumer,Florentin Philipp Disclosed

Work for a better future in Armenia : An analysis of jobs dynamics (English)

This report aims to provide a comprehensive package of timely and relevant input to the Government’s initiatives. In doing so, it brings together into one coherent framework and story-line both new analysis and previous work undertaken for the World Bank’s policy dialogue – in particular the Armenia Systematic Country Diagnostic and Drivers of Dynamism on constraints to growth, international integration, and poverty reduction, and the Skills Towards Employment and Productivity (STEP) surveys on the demand and supply of skills for the Armenian labor market.2 New analysis includes an updated view of the labor supply situation, labor productivity developments, and the links with recent overall macro and global trends. ... See More +

Working Paper 139783 JUN 28, 2019

Millan,Natalia; Johansson De Silva,Sara; Kerschbaumer,Florentin Philipp; Honorati,Maddalena Disclosed

Western Balkans - Demand for skills in Albania : an analysis of the skills towards employment and productivity survey (English)

The ‘Skills Towards Employment and Productivity Employer Survey’ (or STEP Employer Survey) provides new and important insights into measuring the transversal skill sets valued by employers. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS0000220 JUN 18, 2018

Santillana Farakos, Ana María; Kelmendi,Flora; Inoue,Keiko; Honorati,Maddalena; Kupets,Olga; Johansson De Silva,Sara; Miyamoto,Koji; Valerio, Alexandra Disclosed

Job dynamics in Albania : a note profiling Albania's labor market (English)

This note provides a brief, updated analysis of jobs dynamics in Albania, providing insights into where constraints to improving jobs outcomes remain and opportunities for addressing such challenges. ... See More +

Working Paper 127217 MAY 01, 2018

Johansson De Silva,Sara; Kupets,Olga; Honorati,Maddalena; Berger,Sara 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

Looking for skills in the former Yugoslav Republic Macedonia (English)

This report presents new insights on the availability and demand for skills, drawing on two innovative surveys: a household level survey to measure the supply of skills in the adult population, and an employer survey to measure demand for skills. ... See More +

Working Paper 112196 JAN 23, 2017

Koettl-Brodmann,Johannes; Johansson De Silva,Sara; Kupets,Olga; Naceva,Bojana Disclosed

Firm dynamics and job creation in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (English)

Good jobs are in short supply in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Sustainable, better employment opportunities must come from higher labor demand from a dynamic and internationally competitive private sector, the result of an advanced economic transition from a state controlled to a market led economy. ... See More +

Working Paper 112197 JAN 23, 2017

Koettl-Brodmann,Johannes; Johansson De Silva,Sara; Kupets,Olga Disclosed

Expanding job opportunities in Ghana (English)

Ghana was, until very recently, a success story in Africa, achieving high and sustained growth and impressive poverty reduction. However, Ghana is now facing major challenges in diversifying its economy, sustaining growth, and making it more inclusive. ... See More +

Publication 109384 OCT 20, 2016

Honorati,Maddalena; Johansson De Silva,Sara Disclosed

Harnessing youth potential in Ghana : a policy note (English)

This policy note provides a view of the main challenges facing Ghana youth and proposes policy options to address them. The note: (i) highlights youth key characteristics from the perspective of their skills and jobs and the constraints they face, (ii) describes the institutional set up and strategy governing youth employment interventions in Ghana and what is known about existing initiatives in Ghana, and (iii) proposes policy avenues going forward and the particular role the government can play. ... See More +

Working Paper 106877 JUN 01, 2016

Honorati,Maddalena; Johansson De Silva,Sara Disclosed

From aspirations to occupations : the role of information in educational and labor market decisions in Moldova (English)

This report sheds light on information sources and on gaps in educational and occupational choices in Moldova by presenting findings based on original data collected in 2015. ... See More +

Working Paper 106494 APR 01, 2016

Levin,Victoria; Safir,Abla; Guallar Artal,Silvia; Johansson De Silva,Sara; Munoz Boudet,Ana Maria Romanian Disclosed

From aspirations to occupations : the role of information in educational and labor market decisions in Moldova : De la aspiraţii la ocupaţii : rolul informaţiei în deciziile privind educaţia si piata muncii în Moldova (Romanian)

This report sheds light on information sources and on gaps in educational and occupational choices in Moldova by presenting findings based on original data collected in 2015. ... See More +

Working Paper 106494 APR 01, 2016

Levin,Victoria; Safir,Abla; Guallar Artal,Silvia; Johansson De Silva,Sara; Munoz Boudet,Ana Maria English Disclosed

FYR Macedonia - Employment and job creation : labor market assessment 2007-2011 (English)

This note forms part of a broader engagement between the World Bank and the Government of FYR Macedonia on how to foster more and better jobs and make sure that more marginalized groups, women, low earners, skilled and unskilled youth, for example - can participate and benefit from those jobs. ... See More +

Working Paper 98709 JAN 01, 2014

Heger,Martin; Gruen,Carola A.; Johansson De Silva,Sara; Koettl-Brodmann,Johannes; Santos,Indhira Vanessa 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

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

Improving skills development in the informal sector : strategies for Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

This book looks at the experience of skills development in five African countries, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, and Tanzania, that together account for one-third of the nearly 900 million people living in Sub-Saharan Africa. ... See More +

Publication 78687 JUN 18, 2013

Adams,Arvil Van; Razmara,Setareh; Johansson De Silva,Sara 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

Labor migration from North Africa : Development impact, challenges, and policy options : Main report (English)

The subjects of this migration research program are four countries in North Africa - Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, and Egypt. As it has for the broader Middle East and North Africa region, labor migration has played a central role in shaping these four countries’ social and economic development. ... See More +

Working Paper 69530 MAY 27, 2010

Keller, Jennifer; Silva, Sara Johansson; Murrugarra, Edmundo; Blomquist, John Disclosed

Labor migration from North Africa : Development impact, challenges, and policy options (Vol. 2) : Statistical appendix (English)

The subjects of this migration research program are four countries in North Africa - Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, and Egypt. As it has for the broader Middle East and North Africa region, labor migration has played a central role in shaping these four countries’ social and economic development. ... See More +

Working Paper 69530 MAY 27, 2010

Keller, Jennifer; Silva, Sara Johansson; Murrugarra, Edmundo; Blomquist, John Disclosed

Job creation in a high growth environment : the MENA region (English)

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is experiencing its strongest economic expansion in three decades. This paper addresses the labor market effects of the ongoing economic boom. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 43820 DEC 01, 2007

Nabli, Mustapha K; Jauregui, Carlos Silva; de Silva, Sara Johansson Disclosed

Breaking the barriers to higher economic growth : better governance and deeper reforms in the Middle East and North Africa (English)

Contents of the report are as follows: Long-term economic development: challenges and prospects for the Arab countries by Mustapha K. Nabli. Reform complementarities and economic growth in the Middle East and North Africa by Mustapha Kamel Nabli, and Marie-Ange Veganzones-Varoudakis. ... See More +

Publication 43969 JAN 01, 2007

Nabli, Mustapha K.; Veganzones-Varoudakis, Marie-Ange; Silva-Jauregui, Carlos; Keller, Jennifer; Nassif, Claudia; Silva-Jauregui, Carlos, Silva-Jauregui;; Agenor, Pierre-Richard; Yousef, Tarik; Tarp Jensen, Henning; Diwan, Ishac; Coulibaly, Adama; de Silva, Sara Johansson; Iqbal, Farrukh; Dasgupta, Dipak;; Pissarides, Christopher; Varoudakis, Aristomene; Aysan, Ahmet Faruk; Disclosed

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Work for a better future in Armenia : An analysis of jobs dynamics (Luhya,Armenian)
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JUN 28, 2019 139783 Working Paper
Work for a better future in Armenia : An analysis of jobs dynamics (English)
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JUN 28, 2019 139783 Working Paper
Western Balkans - Demand for skills in Albania : an analysis of the skills towards employment and productivity survey (English)
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JUN 18, 2018 AUS0000220 Working Paper
Job dynamics in Albania : a note profiling Albania's labor market (English)
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MAY 01, 2018 127217 Working Paper
Integrated Youth Employment Programs : A Stocktake of Evidence on What Works in Youth Employment Programs (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 135321 Working Paper
Looking for skills in the former Yugoslav Republic Macedonia (English)
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JAN 23, 2017 112196 Working Paper
Firm dynamics and job creation in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (English)
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JAN 23, 2017 112197 Working Paper
Expanding job opportunities in Ghana (English)
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OCT 20, 2016 109384 Publication
Harnessing youth potential in Ghana : a policy note (English)
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JUN 01, 2016 106877 Working Paper
From aspirations to occupations : the role of information in educational and labor market decisions in Moldova (English)
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APR 01, 2016 106494 Working Paper Romanian
From aspirations to occupations : the role of information in educational and labor market decisions in Moldova : De la aspiraţii la ocupaţii : rolul informaţiei în deciziile privind educaţia si piata muncii în Moldova (Romanian)
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APR 01, 2016 106494 Working Paper English
FYR Macedonia - Employment and job creation : labor market assessment 2007-2011 (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 98709 Working Paper
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
Improving skills development in the informal sector : strategies for Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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JUN 18, 2013 78687 Publication
Avoiding the eye of the storm : how to deal effectively with job crises (English)
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NOV 01, 2010 57929 Brief
Labor migration from North Africa : Development impact, challenges, and policy options : Main report (English)
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MAY 27, 2010 69530 Working Paper
Labor migration from North Africa : Development impact, challenges, and policy options (Vol. 2) : Statistical appendix (English)
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MAY 27, 2010 69530 Working Paper
Job creation in a high growth environment : the MENA region (English)
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DEC 01, 2007 43820 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Breaking the barriers to higher economic growth : better governance and deeper reforms in the Middle East and North Africa (English)
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JAN 01, 2007 43969 Publication