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The inverting pyramid : pension systems facing demographic challenges in Europe and Central Asia : Overview (English)

The pension and old age security systems that originated in Europe in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries have been effective in sharply reducing poverty rates among the elderly throughout Europe. ... See More +

Publication 84686 JAN 31, 2014

Schwarz, Anita M.; Arias, Omar S.; Zviniene, Asta; Rudolph, Heinz P.; Eckardt, Sebastian; Koettl, Johannes; Immervoll, Herwig; Abels, Miglena; Abels, Miglena

The inverting pyramid : pension systems facing demographic challenges in Europe and Central Asia (Vol. 2) : Main report (English)

The pension and old age security systems that originated in Europe in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries have been effective in sharply reducing poverty rates among the elderly throughout Europe. ... See More +

Publication 84686 JAN 31, 2014

Schwarz, Anita M.; Arias, Omar S.; Zviniene, Asta; Rudolph, Heinz P.; Eckardt, Sebastian; Koettl, Johannes; Immervoll, Herwig; Abels, Miglena; Abels, Miglena

Analysis of public expenditure in agriculture workshop for sharing national experiences (English)

The New Partnership for Africaapos;s Development (NEPAD) agency jointly with the World Bank and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Program (CAADP) multi-donor trust fund, organized a two-day workshop on agriculture public expenditure reviews undertaken recently in sub-Saharan countries. ... See More +

Working Paper 79794 JUN 14, 2013

Gill, Indermit; Raiser, Martin; Li, Yue; Zalduendo, Juan; Dallapos;Olio, Andrea; Veugelers, Reinhilde; Packard, Truman; Koettl, Johannes; Richter, Kaspar; Korczyc, Ewa; Walsh, Paul; Quillin, Bryce; Deichmann, Uwe; Sugawara, Naotaka; Iwulska, Aleksandra French

Analysis of public expenditure in agriculture workshop for sharing national experiences : Analyse des depenses publiques en agriculture atelier de partage des experiences nationales (French)

The New Partnership for Africaapos;s Development (NEPAD) agency jointly with the World Bank and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Program (CAADP) multi-donor trust fund, organized a two-day workshop on agriculture public expenditure reviews undertaken recently in sub-Saharan countries. ... See More +

Working Paper 79794 JUN 14, 2013

Gill, Indermit; Raiser, Martin; Li, Yue; Zalduendo, Juan; Dallapos;Olio, Andrea; Veugelers, Reinhilde; Packard, Truman; Koettl, Johannes; Richter, Kaspar; Korczyc, Ewa; Walsh, Paul; Quillin, Bryce; Deichmann, Uwe; Sugawara, Naotaka; Iwulska, Aleksandra English

Employment recovery stalls in Europe and Central Asia (English)

Employment recovery stalls in Europe and Central Asia (ECA) and Gross Domestic Product (GDP) continues to recover in most ECA countries, but the recovery remains fragile. ... See More +

Brief 78235 APR 01, 2013

Koettl, Johannes; Mata, Elizabeth; Saiovici, Gady; Santos, Indhira Russian

Employment recovery stalls in Europe and Central Asia (Russian)

Employment recovery stalls in Europe and Central Asia (ECA) and Gross Domestic Product (GDP) continues to recover in most ECA countries, but the recovery remains fragile. ... See More +

Brief 78235 APR 01, 2013

Koettl, Johannes; Mata, Elizabeth; Saiovici, Gady; Santos, Indhira English

Active labor market programs : how, why, when, and to what extent are they effective? (English)

Active labor market programs (ALMPs) aim to keep workers employed, bring them into employment, increase their productivity and earnings, and improve the functioning of labor markets. ... See More +

Brief 76212 DEC 01, 2012

Brown, Alessio J.G.; Koettl, Johannes Russian

Active labor market programs : how, why, when, and to what extent are they effective? (Russian)

Active labor market programs (ALMPs) aim to keep workers employed, bring them into employment, increase their productivity and earnings, and improve the functioning of labor markets. ... See More +

Brief 76212 DEC 01, 2012

Brown, Alessio J.G.; Koettl, Johannes English

In from the shadow : integrating Europeapos;s informal labor (English)

This book is about Magda and Jacek and millions of others like them, who earn a living working full- or part-time in Europeapos;s untaxed markets for goods, services, and labor. ... See More +

Publication 70602 JUN 20, 2012

Packard, Truman; Koettl, Johannes; Montenegro, Claudio E.

Employment Recovery in Europe and Central Asia (English)

Despite high unemployment in most Eastern Europe and Central Asia (ECA) countries, people have not withdrawn from the labor market but continue to actively look for jobs. ... See More +

Brief 62739 JUN 01, 2011

Koettl, Johannes; Oral, Isil; Santos, Indhira

Portability of pension, health, and other social benefits : facts, concepts, issues (English)

Portability of social benefits across professions and countries is an increasing concern for individuals and policy makers. Lacking or incomplete transfers of acquired social rights are feared to negatively impact individual labor market decisions as well as capacity to address social risks with consequences for economic and social outcomes. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 62725 MAY 11, 2011

Holzmann, Robert; Koettl, Johannes

Setting incentives for health care providers in Serbia (English)

The Serbian Government plans to reform its provider payment system for health care by setting incentives for providers to improve the quality and efficiency of care. ... See More +

Brief 56708 JUL 01, 2010

Cashin, Cheryl; Koettl, Johannes; Schneider, Pia

Serbia - Does formal work pay in Serbia? The role of labor taxes and social benefit design in providing disincentives for formal work (English)

This technical note was motiviated by two particular issues of the Serbian labor market, namely the high levels of inactivity, and informal employment among the Serbian working age population. ... See More +

Working Paper 70115 JUN 24, 2010

Koettl, Johannes

Definitions, good practices, and global estimates on the status of social protection for international migrants (English)

This paper analyzes the issue of social protection for migrants by looking at formal and informal social protection provisions. In particular, it presents the latest global data on the social protection status on migrants, including undocumented migrants. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 49172 MAY 01, 2009

Avato, Johanna; Koettl, Johannes; Sabates-Wheeler, Rachel

Human trafficking, modern day slavery, and economic exploitation (English)

Human trafficking, as it is defined by international law, subsumes all forms of nonconsensual exploitation. That is, whenever people are forced or lured into exploitation no matter if movement of victims is involved it is considered human trafficking. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 49802 MAY 01, 2009

Koettl, Johannes

The relative merits of skilled and unskilled migration, temporary and permanent labor migration, and portability of social security benefits (English)

In March 2006, the G-20 established a study group on labor mobility and demographics. The World Bankapos;s Social Protection and Labor unit (HDNSP) has been asked to provide an issues note on the relative merits of skilled and unskilled migration, temporary and permanent labor migration, and portability of social security benefits. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 38007 NOV 01, 2006

Koettl, Johannes

Portability regimes of pension and health care benefits for international migrants: an analysis of issues and good practices (English)

The paper provides a first investigation into the portability of pension and health care benefits for international migrants. It is based on available literature and newly minted data, but more importantly on selective case studies from main migrant-sending and receiving countries. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 32750 MAY 01, 2005

Holzmann, Robert; Koettl, Johannes; Chernetsky, Taras French

Portability regimes of pension and health care benefits for international migrants: an analysis of issues and good practices : Regimes de transferabilite des pensions et des prestations de soins de sante des migrants internationaux :une analyse des enjeux et des bonnes pratiques (French)

The paper provides a first investigation into the portability of pension and health care benefits for international migrants. It is based on available literature and newly minted data, but more importantly on selective case studies from main migrant-sending and receiving countries. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 32750 MAY 01, 2005

Holzmann, Robert; Koettl, Johannes; Chernetsky, Taras English

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The inverting pyramid : pension systems facing demographic challenges in Europe and Central Asia : Overview (English)
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JAN 31, 2014 84686 Publication
The inverting pyramid : pension systems facing demographic challenges in Europe and Central Asia (Vol. 2) : Main report (English)
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JAN 31, 2014 84686 Publication
Analysis of public expenditure in agriculture workshop for sharing national experiences (English)
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JUN 14, 2013 79794 Working Paper French
Analysis of public expenditure in agriculture workshop for sharing national experiences : Analyse des depenses publiques en agriculture atelier de partage des experiences nationales (French)
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JUN 14, 2013 79794 Working Paper English
Employment recovery stalls in Europe and Central Asia (English)
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APR 01, 2013 78235 Brief Russian
Employment recovery stalls in Europe and Central Asia (Russian)
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APR 01, 2013 78235 Brief English
Active labor market programs : how, why, when, and to what extent are they effective? (English)
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DEC 01, 2012 76212 Brief Russian
Active labor market programs : how, why, when, and to what extent are they effective? (Russian)
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DEC 01, 2012 76212 Brief English
In from the shadow : integrating Europeapos;s informal labor (English)
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JUN 20, 2012 70602 Publication
Employment Recovery in Europe and Central Asia (English)
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JUN 01, 2011 62739 Brief
Portability of pension, health, and other social benefits : facts, concepts, issues (English)
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MAY 11, 2011 62725 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Setting incentives for health care providers in Serbia (English)
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JUL 01, 2010 56708 Brief
Serbia - Does formal work pay in Serbia? The role of labor taxes and social benefit design in providing disincentives for formal work (English)
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JUN 24, 2010 70115 Working Paper
Definitions, good practices, and global estimates on the status of social protection for international migrants (English)
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MAY 01, 2009 49172 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Human trafficking, modern day slavery, and economic exploitation (English)
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MAY 01, 2009 49802 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
The relative merits of skilled and unskilled migration, temporary and permanent labor migration, and portability of social security benefits (English)
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NOV 01, 2006 38007 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Portability regimes of pension and health care benefits for international migrants: an analysis of issues and good practices (English)
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MAY 01, 2005 32750 Working Paper (Numbered Series) French
Portability regimes of pension and health care benefits for international migrants: an analysis of issues and good practices : Regimes de transferabilite des pensions et des prestations de soins de sante des migrants internationaux :une analyse des enjeux et des bonnes pratiques (French)
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MAY 01, 2005 32750 Working Paper (Numbered Series) English