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Bangladesh jobs diagnostic (Vol. 2) : Main report (English)

This Jobs Diagnostic presents the characteristics and constraints of the labor market in Bangladesh, identifies the objectives of the jobs agenda, and proposes a policy framework to progress toward them. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 120295 OCT 01, 2017

Farole,Thomas; Cho,Yoonyoung; Bossavie,Laurent Loic Yves; Aterido,Reyes Disclosed

Bangladesh jobs diagnostic : Overview (English)

This Jobs Diagnostic presents the characteristics and constraints of the labor market in Bangladesh, identifies the objectives of the jobs agenda, and proposes a policy framework to progress toward them. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 120295 OCT 01, 2017

Farole,Thomas; Cho,Yoonyoung; Bossavie,Laurent Loic Yves; Aterido,Reyes Disclosed

Moldova poverty assessment 2016 : a jobs diagnostic for Moldova - 10 key facts (English)

Moldova has experienced rapid growth and increases in living standards in the past decade. The economy has grown by an average 5 percent a year in the past 15 years, while the national poverty rate declined from 26 percent in 2007 to 11 percent in 2014; there are sharp declines observed in the early 2000s as well. ... See More +

Working Paper 112338 DEC 01, 2016

Merotto,Dino Leonardo; Weber,Michael; Aterido,Reyes; Scutaru,Adrian; De Padua,David Keith Santos; Saygin,Perihan Ozge; Petracco,Carly Kathleen; Dávalos, María Disclosed

Does expanding health insurance beyond formal-sector workers encourage informality ? measuring the impact of Mexico's Seguro Popular (English)

Seguro Popular was introduced in 2002 to provide health insurance to the 50 million Mexicans without Social Security. This paper tests whether the program has had unintended consequences, distorting workers' incentives to operate in the informal sector. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5785 AUG 01, 2011

Aterido, Reyes; Hallward-Driemeier, Mary; Pages, Carmen Disclosed

Gender and finance in Sub-Saharan Africa : are women disadvantaged ? (English)

This paper assesses whether there is a gender gap in the use of financial services by businesses and individuals in Sub-Saharan Africa. The authors do not find evidence of gender discrimination or lower inherent demand for financial services by enterprises with female ownership participation or by female individuals when key characteristics of the enterprises or individuals are taken into account. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5571 FEB 01, 2011

Aterido, Reyes; Beck, Thorsten; Iacovone, Leonardo Disclosed

Investment in job training : why are SMES lagging so much behind ? (English)

This paper analyzes the link between firm size and investment in job training by employers. Using a large firm level data set across 99 developing countries, the analysis shows that a strong and positive correlation in investment in job training and firm size is a robust statistical finding both within and across countries with very different institutions and level of development. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5358 JUL 01, 2010

Almeida, Rita K.; Aterido, Reyes Disclosed

The investment in job training : why are SMEs lagging so much behind? (English)

This paper analyzes the link between firm size and the investment in job training by employers. Using a large firm level data set across 99 developing countries, we show that a strong and positive correlation in the investment in job training and firm size is a robust statistical finding both within and across countries with very different institutions and level of development. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 54967 MAY 01, 2010

Almeida, Rita K.; Aterido, Reyes Disclosed

The impact of the investment climate on employment growth : does Sub-Saharan Africa mirror other low-income regions ? (English)

Using survey data from 86,000 enterprises in 104 countries, including 17,000 enterprises in 31 Sub-Saharan African countries, this paper finds that average enterprise-level employment growth rates are remarkably similar across regions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5218 FEB 01, 2010

Aterido, Reyes; Hallward-Driemeier, Mary Disclosed

Comparing Apples with....Apples : how to make (more) sense of subjective rankings of constraints to business (English)

The use of expert or qualitative surveys to rank countries’ business investment conditions is widespread. However, within the economic literature there are concerns about measurement error and endogeneity based on characteristics of the respondents, raising questions about how well the data reflect the underlying reality they are trying to measure. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5054 SEP 01, 2009

Hallward-Driemeier, Mary; Aterido, Reyes Disclosed

Big constraints to small firms' growth ? business environment and employment growth across firms (English)

Using data on more than 56,000 enterprises in 90 countries, this paper finds that objective conditions in the business environment vary substantially across firms of different sizes and that there are important non-linearities in their impact on employment growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5032 AUG 01, 2009

Aterido, Reyes; Hallward-Driemeier, Mary; Pages, Carmen Disclosed

The incentives to invest in job training : do strict labor codes influence this decision? (English)

This paper studies the link between labor market regulations and the incentives of firms to invest in the human capital of their employees. The author's explore a firm level data set across several developing countries and compare the supply of formal training programs for firms exposed to different degrees of de facto labor regulations. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 46189 OCT 01, 2008

Almeida, Rita; Aterido, Reyes Disclosed

If on-the-job training is so important to competitiveness, why isn't there a better market for it (English)

There is no question that up-to-date job skills are critical to economic performance in today's rapidly changing and fiercely competitive global marketplace. ... See More +

Brief 41318 SEP 01, 2007

Aterido, Reyes Disclosed

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
Bangladesh jobs diagnostic (Vol. 2) : Main report (English)
See More +
OCT 01, 2017 120295 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Bangladesh jobs diagnostic : Overview (English)
See More +
OCT 01, 2017 120295 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Moldova poverty assessment 2016 : a jobs diagnostic for Moldova - 10 key facts (English)
See More +
DEC 01, 2016 112338 Working Paper
Does expanding health insurance beyond formal-sector workers encourage informality ? measuring the impact of Mexico's Seguro Popular (English)
See More +
AUG 01, 2011 WPS5785 Policy Research Working Paper
Gender and finance in Sub-Saharan Africa : are women disadvantaged ? (English)
See More +
FEB 01, 2011 WPS5571 Policy Research Working Paper
Investment in job training : why are SMES lagging so much behind ? (English)
See More +
JUL 01, 2010 WPS5358 Policy Research Working Paper
The investment in job training : why are SMEs lagging so much behind? (English)
See More +
MAY 01, 2010 54967 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
The impact of the investment climate on employment growth : does Sub-Saharan Africa mirror other low-income regions ? (English)
See More +
FEB 01, 2010 WPS5218 Policy Research Working Paper
Comparing Apples with....Apples : how to make (more) sense of subjective rankings of constraints to business (English)
See More +
SEP 01, 2009 WPS5054 Policy Research Working Paper
Big constraints to small firms' growth ? business environment and employment growth across firms (English)
See More +
AUG 01, 2009 WPS5032 Policy Research Working Paper
The incentives to invest in job training : do strict labor codes influence this decision? (English)
See More +
OCT 01, 2008 46189 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
If on-the-job training is so important to competitiveness, why isn't there a better market for it (English)
See More +
SEP 01, 2007 41318 Brief