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The spirit of boldness : lessons from the World Bank’s adolescent girls initiative (English)

The adolescent girl’s initiative (AGI) was motivated by the idea that vocational training and youth employment programs tailored to the needs of girls and young women can improve the economic empowerment and agency. ... See More +

Working Paper 100439 FEB 01, 2015

Cassaday,Kelly Ann; Chakravarty,Shubha; Fox,M. Louise; Haddock,Sarah Elizabeth Disclosed

Africa - Youth employment in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

This report begins by laying out the dynamics of the youth employment challenge in Sub-Saharan Africa today: the demographic transition, which created the youth bulge that is entering African labor markets and can, in the longer term, stimulate economic growth and development; the role of mineral exports, which have shaped the structure of recent economic growth but failed to sufficiently increase the number of wage jobs most desired by youth, and the prospects for reversing this trend in the future; the largely untapped reservoir of opportunities in farming, at a time of high global prices for agricultural commodities and rising local and regional demand for food; the massive expansion in access to education, which is adding many years of schooling, but much less learning, during childhood and youth; the aspirations of youth and policy makers, which focus on the wage employment sector at the expense of more immediate opportunities in family farming and household enterprises; and recognizing that it is the private sector that creates jobs, the report examines obstacles faced by households and firms in meeting the youth employment challenge. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS8133 JAN 27, 2014

Filmer, Deon; Fox, Louise Disclosed

Youth employment in Sub-Saharan Africa : Overview (English)

Sub-Saharan Africa has just experienced one of the best decades of growth since the 1960s. Between 2000 and 2012, gross domestic product (GDP) grew more than 4.5 percent a year on average, compared to around 2 percent in the prior 20 years (World Bank various years). ... See More +

Publication 84083 JAN 01, 2014

Brooks,Karen Mcconnell; Filmer,Deon P.; Fox,M. Louise; Goyal,Aparajita; Mengistae,Taye Alemu; Premand,Patrick; Ringold,Dena; Sharma,Siddharth; Zorya,Sergiy French Disclosed

Youth employment in Sub-Saharan Africa (Vol. 2) : Full report (English)

Sub-Saharan Africa has just experienced one of the best decades of growth since the 1960s. Between 2000 and 2012, gross domestic product (GDP) grew more than 4.5 percent a year on average, compared to around 2 percent in the prior 20 years (World Bank various years). ... See More +

Publication 84083 JAN 01, 2014

Brooks,Karen Mcconnell; Filmer,Deon P.; Fox,M. Louise; Goyal,Aparajita; Mengistae,Taye Alemu; Premand,Patrick; Ringold,Dena; Sharma,Siddharth; Zorya,Sergiy Disclosed

Youth employment in Sub-Saharan Africa : Abrégé (French)

Sub-Saharan Africa has just experienced one of the best decades of growth since the 1960s. Between 2000 and 2012, gross domestic product (GDP) grew more than 4.5 percent a year on average, compared to around 2 percent in the prior 20 years (World Bank various years). ... See More +

Publication 84083 JAN 01, 2014

Brooks,Karen Mcconnell; Filmer,Deon P.; Fox,M. Louise; Goyal,Aparajita; Mengistae,Taye Alemu; Premand,Patrick; Ringold,Dena; Sharma,Siddharth; Zorya,Sergiy English Disclosed

Africa's other urban challenge : employing youth in the household enterprise sector (English)

Employment in household enterprise (HE) sector is growing rather rapidly for those without a secondary school certificate. These young people generally lack the qualifications for a wage job but can pursue the economic opportunities that HEs offer. ... See More +

Brief 89862 JAN 01, 2014

Fox,M. Louise Disclosed

Youth employment in Sub-Saharan Africa (Vol. 2) : Rapport complet (French)

Sub-Saharan Africa has just experienced one of the best decades of growth since the 1960s. Between 2000 and 2012, gross domestic product (GDP) grew more than 4.5 percent a year on average, compared to around 2 percent in the prior 20 years (World Bank various years). ... See More +

Publication 84083 JAN 01, 2014

Brooks,Karen Mcconnell; Filmer,Deon P.; Fox,M. Louise; Goyal,Aparajita; Mengistae,Taye Alemu; Premand,Patrick; Ringold,Dena; Sharma,Siddharth; Zorya,Sergiy English Disclosed

Household enterprises in Mozambique : key to poverty reduction but not on the development agenda ? (English)

Household enterprises -- usually one-person-operated tiny informal enterprises -- are a rapidly growing source of employment in Sub-Saharan Africa, especially in lower-income countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6570 AUG 01, 2013

Fox, Louise; Sohnesen, Thomas Pave Disclosed

Different dreams, same bed : collecting, using, and interpreting employment statistics in Sub-Saharan Africa -- the case of Uganda (English)

Employment and earnings statistics are the key link between the size and structure of economic growth and the welfare of households, which is the ultimate goal of development policy, so it is important to monitor employment outcomes consistently. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6436 MAY 01, 2013

Fox, Louise; Pimhidzai, Obert Disclosed

Household enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa : why they matter for growth, jobs, and livelihoods (English)

Despite 40 percent of households relying on household enterprises (non-farm enterprises operated by a single individual or with the help of family members) as an income source, household enterprises are usually ignored in low-income Sub-Saharan-African development strategies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6184 AUG 01, 2012

Fox, Louise; Sohnesen , Thomas Pave Disclosed

Education reform in Mozambique : lessons and challenges (English)

The report opens with a brief description of the conceptual framework that guided the analysis as well as the data used. The next chapter presents the analysis of changes in household behavior and educational outcomes related to the implementation of the reforms, at both the primary and secondary levels. ... See More +

Publication 68361 APR 21, 2012

Fox, Louise; Santibanez, Lucrecia; Nguyen, Vy; Andre, Pierre Disclosed

The household enterprise sector in Tanzania : why it matters and who cares (English)

The household enterprise sector has a significant role in the Tanzanian economy. It employs a larger share of the urban labor force than wage employment, and is increasingly seen as an alternative to agriculture as a source of additional income for rural and urban households. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5882 NOV 01, 2011

Kweka, Josaphat; Fox, Louise Disclosed

Is informality welfare-enhancing structural transformation ? evidence from Uganda (English)

While Africa's recent decade of growth and poverty reduction performance has been lauded, concern has been expressed regarding the structure of this growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5866 OCT 01, 2011

Fox, Louise; Pimhidzai, Obert Disclosed

Institutions and labor market outcomes in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

The authors use firm-level survey data from the manufacturing sector in 20 Sub-Saharan African countries to explore the links between labor market regulations and net job creation. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4721 SEP 01, 2008

Fox, Louise; Oviedo, Ana Maria Disclosed

Are skills rewarded in Sub-Saharan Africa ? determinants of wages and productivity in the manufacturing sector (English)

Using recent matched employer-employee data from the manufacturing sector in 20 Sub-Saharan African countries, the authors analyze how the supply of skills and legal origin of the country affect the wage setting process. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4688 AUG 01, 2008

Fox, Louise; Oviedo, Ana Maria Disclosed

Working out of poverty : Job creation and the quality of growth in Africa (English)

This paper explores Africa's economic performance and the creation of jobs over the decade and more since 1995, recognizing that some standard labor concepts are difficult to apply to conditions prevailing in Africa. ... See More +

Risk and Vulnerability Assessment 43973 APR 25, 2008

Fox, Louise; Gaal, Melissa Sekkel Disclosed

Beating the odds : sustaining inclusion in Mozambique's growing economy (English)

This assessment, reflecting poverty's many dimensions in Mozambique, combines multiple disciplines and diagnostic tools to explore poverty. ... See More +

Publication 45087 JAN 01, 2008

Fox, Louise; Manuel Benfica, Rui; Ehrenpreis, Malcolm; Gaal, Melissa S.; Nordang, Hakon; Owen, Daniel; Disclosed

Work in progress : job creation and the quality of growth in Africa (English)

After more than ten years of falling per capita income, the low-income countries of Sub-Saharan Africa are on the move. Since the mid-1990s, 16 countries have maintained an average economic growth rate of over 4.5 percent a year. ... See More +

Working Paper 38165 NOV 01, 2006

Fox, Louise; Sekkel, Melissa Disclosed

Attacking Africa's poverty : experience from the ground (English)

By all measures, poverty in Africa as a whole has increased and deepened. But in fact, Africa contains a number of undocumented success stories of poverty reduction. ... See More +

Other Poverty Study 35522 MAR 10, 2006

Fox, Louise M. [editor]; Liebenthal, Robert B. [editor] Disclosed

Poverty in Mozambique: unraveling changes and determinants (English)

This paper analyzes progress in poverty reduction in Mozambique between 1996/7 and 2002/3 using two cross-sectional national household surveys. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 34248 AUG 01, 2005

Fox, Louise; Bardasi, Elena; Van den Broeck, Katleen Disclosed

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
The spirit of boldness : lessons from the World Bank’s adolescent girls initiative (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 100439 Working Paper
Africa - Youth employment in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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JAN 27, 2014 ACS8133 Working Paper
Youth employment in Sub-Saharan Africa : Overview (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 84083 Publication French
Youth employment in Sub-Saharan Africa (Vol. 2) : Full report (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 84083 Publication
Youth employment in Sub-Saharan Africa : Abrégé (French)
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JAN 01, 2014 84083 Publication English
Africa's other urban challenge : employing youth in the household enterprise sector (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 89862 Brief
Youth employment in Sub-Saharan Africa (Vol. 2) : Rapport complet (French)
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JAN 01, 2014 84083 Publication English
Household enterprises in Mozambique : key to poverty reduction but not on the development agenda ? (English)
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AUG 01, 2013 WPS6570 Policy Research Working Paper
Different dreams, same bed : collecting, using, and interpreting employment statistics in Sub-Saharan Africa -- the case of Uganda (English)
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MAY 01, 2013 WPS6436 Policy Research Working Paper
Household enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa : why they matter for growth, jobs, and livelihoods (English)
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AUG 01, 2012 WPS6184 Policy Research Working Paper
Education reform in Mozambique : lessons and challenges (English)
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APR 21, 2012 68361 Publication
The household enterprise sector in Tanzania : why it matters and who cares (English)
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NOV 01, 2011 WPS5882 Policy Research Working Paper
Is informality welfare-enhancing structural transformation ? evidence from Uganda (English)
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OCT 01, 2011 WPS5866 Policy Research Working Paper
Institutions and labor market outcomes in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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SEP 01, 2008 WPS4721 Policy Research Working Paper
Are skills rewarded in Sub-Saharan Africa ? determinants of wages and productivity in the manufacturing sector (English)
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AUG 01, 2008 WPS4688 Policy Research Working Paper
Working out of poverty : Job creation and the quality of growth in Africa (English)
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APR 25, 2008 43973 Risk and Vulnerability Assessment
Beating the odds : sustaining inclusion in Mozambique's growing economy (English)
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JAN 01, 2008 45087 Publication
Work in progress : job creation and the quality of growth in Africa (English)
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NOV 01, 2006 38165 Working Paper
Attacking Africa's poverty : experience from the ground (English)
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MAR 10, 2006 35522 Other Poverty Study
Poverty in Mozambique: unraveling changes and determinants (English)
See More +
AUG 01, 2005 34248 Working Paper (Numbered Series)