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Seeing is believing : poverty in the palestinian territories (English)

The Palestinian Territories have a uniquely fragmented geography, characterized by the isolation of Gaza from the rest of the world, and the man-made barriers to mobility within the West Bank. ... See More +

Working Paper 86038 JAN 01, 2014

Vishwanath, Tara; Blankespoor, Brian; Calandra, Faythe; Krishnan, Nandini; Mahadevan, Meera; Yoshida, Mobuo

Soft skills or hard cash? : the impact of training and wage subsidy programs on female youth employment in Jordan (English)

This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, entitled Soft skills or hard cash? : the impact of training and wage subsidy programs on female youth employment in Jordan, conducted between 2010 and 2011 in Jordan. ... See More +

Brief 81461 AUG 14, 2013

Groh, Matthew; Krishnan, Nandini; McKenzie, David; Vishwanath, Tara

Aspirations on hold? Young lives in the West Bank and Gaza (English)

Seventy percent of West Bank and Gaza's population is under the age of 30, and their share will continue to grow in the years ahead. The aspirations and ambitions of this large and growing population of children and youth have the potential to define the future of the West Bank and Gaza. ... See More +

Working Paper 71269 OCT 26, 2012

Krishnan, Nandini; Vishwanath, Tara; Thumala, Angelica; Petesch, Patti

Soft skills or hard cash ? the impact of training and wage subsidy programs on female youth employment in Jordan (English)

Throughout the Middle East, unemployment rates of educated youth have been persistently high and female labor force participation, low. This paper studies the impact of a randomized experiment in Jordan designed to assist female community college graduates find employment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6141 JUL 01, 2012

Groh, Matthew; Krishnan, Nandini; McKenzie, David; Vishwanath, Tara

Capabilities, opportunities and participation : gender equality and development in the Middle East and North Africa region (English)

Many countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region are undergoing a profound transformation. From Bahrain to Yemen, from Tunisia to Egypt, popular movements are calling for political change and a more inclusive development path that will provide ordinary citizens with greater voice, social and economic freedom, and government accountability. ... See More +

Brief 66106 SEP 01, 2011

Walker, Thomas; Comboni, Gabriela Inchauste; Krishnan, Nandini; Nguyen, Nga; Do, Quy-Toan; Vishwanath, Tara

Gender in the Middle East and North Africa : progress and remaining challenges (English)

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has made impressive strides in reducing gender gaps in human development. The ratio of girls to boys in primary and secondary education is 0.96, women in the region are more likely than men to attend university, maternal mortality is around 200 deaths per 100,000 live births (compared to a world average of 400 deaths), and fertility rates have decreased in the past decade. ... See More +

Brief 62244 MAR 01, 2011

Krishnan, Nandini; Vishwanath, Tara

Jordan now : new work opportunities for women (English)

Improving women's access to economic opportunities remains an important development challenge for the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA). ... See More +

Brief 59408 OCT 01, 2010

Krishnan, Nandini; Vishwanath, Tara

Expanding opportunities for South African youth : Dinaledi`s math and science (English)

The expanding opportunities for South African youth : Dinaledi’s math and science program aims to expand the number of students in secondary schools studying and passing math and science certificate examinations. ... See More +

Brief 75736 AUG 20, 2010

Nandini, Krishnan