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Colombia - Strengthening the Ministry of Labor’s capacity to design interventions and manage for results : P144363 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 01 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR13837 JUN 22, 2014

Oviedo Silva,Ana Maria

Informality and profitability : evidence from a new firm survey in Ecuador (English)

This paper estimates the impact of informality on firm profits using a new firm-level survey designed specifically for this study. The survey was administered to about 1,200 firms with 50 employees or less in Ecuador's two largest cities, Quito and Guayaquil, plus two main centers of economic activity near the northern and southern borders. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6431 MAY 01, 2013

Medvedev, Denis; Oviedo, Ana Maria Disclosed

Better jobs in Central America : the role of human capital (English)

The biggest challenge in terms of jobs in Central America is to create better conditions to stimulate more productive job creation in the context of a rapidly growing labor force. ... See More +

Other Social Protection Study 72912 MAY 01, 2012

Bashir, Sajitha; Gindling, T.H.; Oviedo, Ana Maria Spanish Disclosed

Better jobs in Central America : the role of human capital : Mejores empleos en America Central : el rol del capital humano (Spanish)

The biggest challenge in terms of jobs in Central America is to create better conditions to stimulate more productive job creation in the context of a rapidly growing labor force. ... See More +

Other Social Protection Study 72912 APR 25, 2012

Bashir, Sajitha; Gindling, T.H.; Oviedo, Ana Maria English Disclosed

Guatemala - Mejores empleos en Guatemala - el rol del capital humano (Spanish)

In order to improve competitiveness and accelerate economic growth, Guatemala has made great efforts in terms of its macroeconomic stabilization, trade opening and access to foreign direct investment, with positive results. ... See More +

Other Social Protection Study 56964 APR 01, 2011

Bashir, Sajitha; Luque, Javier; Perez-Brito, Carlos; Oviedo, Ana Maria; Acosta, Pablo Disclosed

Costa Rica - Mejores empleos en Costa Rica : el rol del capital humano (Spanish)

Through the document Best Jobs in Costa Rica: The Role of Human Capital, World Bank updates its contribution to the public policy dialogue to promote access to quality jobs in Central. ... See More +

Other Social Protection Study 54925 APR 01, 2011

Bashir, Sajitha; Oviedo, Ana Maria; Luque, Javier; Beazley, Rodolfo; Faingold, Isy; Tesliuc, Cornelia Disclosed

An open door for firms (English)

World Bank Group client governments as well as donors often ask about the effects of business entry reforms and the persistence of those effects. ... See More +

Viewpoint 56962 JUN 01, 2010

Motta,Marialisa; Oviedo Silva,Ana Maria; Santini,Massimiliano Disclosed

Economic informality : causes, costs, and policies - a literature survey (English)

In this survey the author assemble recent theoretical and empirical advances in the literature on economic informality, analyzing the causes and costs of informality in developed and developing economies. ... See More +

Publication 50360 JUN 01, 2009

Oviedo, Ana Maria; Thomas, Mark R.; Karakurum-Ozdemir, Kamer Disclosed

Institutions and labor market outcomes in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

The authors use firm-level survey data from the manufacturing sector in 20 Sub-Saharan African countries to explore the links between labor market regulations and net job creation. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4721 SEP 01, 2008

Fox, Louise; Oviedo, Ana Maria Disclosed

Are skills rewarded in Sub-Saharan Africa ? determinants of wages and productivity in the manufacturing sector (English)

Using recent matched employer-employee data from the manufacturing sector in 20 Sub-Saharan African countries, the authors analyze how the supply of skills and legal origin of the country affect the wage setting process. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4688 AUG 01, 2008

Fox, Louise; Oviedo, Ana Maria Disclosed

The impact of regulation on growth and informality - cross-country evidence (English)

The authors study the effects of regulation on economic growth and the relative size of the informal sector in a large sample of industrial and developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3623 MAY 01, 2005

Loayza, Norman V.; Oviedo, Ana Maria; Serven, Luis Disclosed

Regulation and macroeconomic performance (English)

Regulation is purportedly enacted to serve specific social purposes. In reality, however, it follows a more complex political economy process, where legitimate social goals are mixed with the objectives of particular interest groups. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3469 JAN 01, 2005

Loayza, Norman V.; Oviedo, Ana Maria; Serven, Luis

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Colombia - Strengthening the Ministry of Labor’s capacity to design interventions and manage for results : P144363 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 01 (English)
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JUN 22, 2014 ISR13837 Implementation Status and Results Report
Informality and profitability : evidence from a new firm survey in Ecuador (English)
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MAY 01, 2013 WPS6431 Policy Research Working Paper
Better jobs in Central America : the role of human capital (English)
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MAY 01, 2012 72912 Other Social Protection Study Spanish
Better jobs in Central America : the role of human capital : Mejores empleos en America Central : el rol del capital humano (Spanish)
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APR 25, 2012 72912 Other Social Protection Study English
Guatemala - Mejores empleos en Guatemala - el rol del capital humano (Spanish)
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APR 01, 2011 56964 Other Social Protection Study
Costa Rica - Mejores empleos en Costa Rica : el rol del capital humano (Spanish)
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APR 01, 2011 54925 Other Social Protection Study
An open door for firms (English)
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JUN 01, 2010 56962 Viewpoint
Economic informality : causes, costs, and policies - a literature survey (English)
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JUN 01, 2009 50360 Publication
Institutions and labor market outcomes in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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SEP 01, 2008 WPS4721 Policy Research Working Paper
Are skills rewarded in Sub-Saharan Africa ? determinants of wages and productivity in the manufacturing sector (English)
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AUG 01, 2008 WPS4688 Policy Research Working Paper
The impact of regulation on growth and informality - cross-country evidence (English)
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MAY 01, 2005 WPS3623 Policy Research Working Paper
Regulation and macroeconomic performance (English)
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JAN 01, 2005 WPS3469 Policy Research Working Paper