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Minimum wage policy : lessons with a focus on the ASEAN region (English)

This report consists of seven chapters and is divided into three parts. Part one focuses on the minimum wage policy, its historical evolution, and the current institutional context across ASEAN countries. ... See More +

Working Paper 87864 JAN 01, 2014

Carpio, Ximena Del; Pabon, Laura

Malaysia economic monitor : high-performing education (English)

Malaysiaapos;s economy regained momentum but yearly growth is set to decelerate in 2013. Export recovery into 2014 is expected to offset slower domestic demand and lead to a pick-up in growth. ... See More +

Economic Updates and Modeling 83291 DEC 01, 2013

Sander, Frederico Gil; Jalil, Intan Nadia; Ali, Rabia; Lathapipat, Dilaka; Jithitikulchai, Theepakorn; Taglioni, Daria; Testaverde, Mauro; Ozier, Owen; Ozden, Caglar; del Carpio, Ximena; Zachau, Ulrich; Shetty, Sudhir; Benveniste, Luis; Verghis, Mathew

Lao PDR - Skills for quality jobs and development in Lao PDR : a technical assessment of the current context (English)

Lao has embarked on an ambitious plan to transform its economy, reduce poverty, and graduate from least developed country status by 2020. The objectives of this report are 1) to provide critical information to the Government of Lao PDR (GoL) about existing skills gaps in Lao; 2) to provide the GoL and the steering committee that will revise the Human Resource Development Strategy 2000-2020 (and link it to the 8th NSEDP) with evidence of the current skills situation in the country, to better inform decisions and human resource planning for the future; and 3) to provide the GoL, the World Bank, and other development partners a baseline of skills indicators against which to measure progress going forward. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS6593 NOV 11, 2013

Del Carpio, Ximena; Yuki Ikeda; Zini, Michele

Does cash for school influence young womenapos;s behavior in the longer term? Evidence from Pakistan (English)

This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, entitled Does cash for school influence young womenapos;s behavior in the longer term? ... See More +

Brief 81255 AUG 14, 2013

Alam, Andaleeb; Baez, Javier; Carpio, Ximena Del

Malaysia economic monitor : unlocking womenapos;s potential (English)

The Malaysian economy maintained a vigorous pace in the first nine months of 2012 despite external headwinds. Continuing a trend in the past two years, Malaysiaapos;s stronger-than-expected Gross Domestic Product, or GDP growth in the first nine months of 2012 was driven by rapid expansion of domestic demand while external demand (and export-oriented industries) stagnated due to continuing global uncertainty. ... See More +

Economic Updates and Modeling 73922 NOV 01, 2012

Sander, Frederico Gil; Jalil, Intan Nadia; Carpio, Ximena del; Patrick, Katherine Sarah

Does the minimum wage affect employment ? evidence from the manufacturing sector in Indonesia (English)

Using survey data from the Indonesian manufacturing industry, this paper investigates the impact of minimum wage on employment and wages offered by Indonesian manufacturing firms from 1993 to 2006. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6147 JUL 01, 2012

Del Carpio, Ximena; Nguyen, Ha Minh; Wang, Liang Choon

Toward gender equality in East Asia and the Pacific : a companion to the world development report (English)

In recent decades, women across the globe have made positive strides toward gender equality. Literacy rates for young women and girls are higher than ever before, while gender gaps in primary education have closed in almost all countries. ... See More +

Publication 73438 JAN 01, 2012

Mason, Andrew D.; Badiani, Reena; Nguyen, Trang Van; Patrick, Katherine; Carpio, Ximena Del

Can a market-assisted land redistribution program improve the lives of the poor ? evidence from Malawi (English)

This paper uses a rural household survey dataset collected in 2006 and 2008 to investigate the impact of a market-based land resettlement project in southern Malawi. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5093 OCT 01, 2009

Datar, Gayatri; Del Carpio, Ximena; Hoffman, Vivian