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Skills needs of the private sector in Botswana (English)

Human development is one of the pillars of Botswana’s Country Partnership Strategy with the World Bank (2009-13). The Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) is in line with Botswana’s ‘vision 2016,’ which, in terms of human development, envisions the transformation of Botswana to ‘an educated and informed nation’ and to ‘a prosperous, productive and innovative nation’ as two key cornerstones of the strategy. ... See More +

Working Paper 93048 JAN 01, 2014

Fasih, Tazeen; Ballal, Sonali; Hoftijzer, Margo; Macdonald, Kevin; Mbaya, Letsema; Mupimpila, Christopher; Okurut, Nathan; Orazem, Peter; Siphambe, Happy

Botswana - Labor market signals on demand for skills (English)

Botswana has an official unemployment rate of 17.8 percent. The low labor-intensity of growth is a potential explaining factor for this high level of unemployment. ... See More +

Working Paper 93045 JAN 01, 2014

Fasih, Tazeen; Hoftijzer, Margo; Siphambe, Happy; Okurut, Nathan

Post basic education and training in Rwanda : skills development for dynamic economic growth (English)

Improved access to and quality of upper secondary schools, teacher training colleges, Higher Learning Institutions (HLIs), and demand-driven Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) courses to supply the demand for the higher-level skills and competencies relevant to labor market needs remains a central priority for the ministry of education in Rwanda. ... See More +

Working Paper 79300 FEB 01, 2013

Hoftijzer, Margo; Mikhail, Sam; Middleton, John; Masterjerb, Paul

Making work pay in Madagascar : employment, growth, and poverty reduction (English)

There is little doubt that economic growth contributes significantly to poverty reduction; however, countries clearly differ in the degree to which income growth translates into reduced levels of poverty. ... See More +

Publication 48960 JUN 16, 2008

Hoftijzer, Margo; Paci, Pierella

Opportunity, security and equity in the Middle East and North Africa : Spectrum Magazine (Summer 2006) (English)

The countries of the Middle East and North Africa region are home to five percent of the worldapos;s population. They are primarily middle income countries, with an overall average income of $3,000 per person per year. ... See More +

Newsletter 37530 SEP 01, 2006

Hoftijzer, Margo [editor]