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Gender inequality, structural transformation and growth : the case of Morocco (English)

This paper investigates the extent to which the persistence of gender inequality might have constrained growth and productivity in Morocco. It does so through an overview of the recent (2000-2011) growth performance and the analysis of the structure of female employment over the last decade. ... See More +

Brief 102244 DEC 01, 2015

Marotta,Daniela; Prettitore,Paul Scott; Verme,Paolo

MNA knowledge and learning fast brief ; no. 101 (English)

Morocco saw significant progress in economic, social and human development outcomes during the past decade. Women as well as men benefitted from increased access to services: gender gaps in access to education narrowed significantly (girls/boys enrollment ratios for the primary level jumped from around 70 percent in the mid-1990s to 95 percent today) and health indicators improved steadily, including adolescent fertility - at 35 births per 1000 women ages 15 to 19 - much lower than the world’s and LMI countries’ averages of 49 and 59 respectively). ... See More +

Brief 92652 OCT 01, 2014

Marotta, Daniela

Jobs for shared prosperity : time for action in the Middle East and North Africa (English)

Jobs are crucial for individual well-being. They provide a livelihood and, equally important, a sense of dignity. They are also crucial for collective well-being and economic growth. ... See More +

Publication 77229 APR 25, 2013

Gatti, Roberta; Morgandi, Matteo; Grun, Rebekka; Brodmann, Stefanie; Urdinola, Diego Angel; Moreno, Juan Manuel; Marotta, Daniela; Schiffbauer, Mar; Lorenzo, Elizabeth Mata

Natural resource abundance, growth and diversification in MENA : the effects of natural resources and the role of policies (English)

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is one of the richest in the world in terms of natural resources. It holds more than 60 percent of the world's proven oil reserves, mostly located in the Gulf region, and nearly half of global gas reserves. ... See More +

Brief 73759 OCT 01, 2012

Diop, Ndiame; Marotta, Daniela; Melo, Jaime de

Natural resource abundance, growth, and diversification in the Middle East and North Africa : the effects of natural resources and the role of policies (English)

This book is organized as follows: this first chapter examines the pattern of structural transformation in Middle East and North Africa, or MENA and summarizes the role of various factors examined thoroughly in the rest of the volume. ... See More +

Publication 72463 SEP 08, 2012

Diop, Ndiame; Marotta, Daniela; Melo, Jaime de

Was growth in Egypt between 2005 and 2008 pro-poor ? from static to dynamic poverty profile (English)

This paper presents a detailed picture of how sustained growth in Egypt over 2005-2008 affected different groups both above and below the poverty line. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5589 MAR 01, 2011

Marotta, Daniela; Yemtsov, Ruslan; El-Laithy, Heba; Abou-Ali, Hala; Al-Shawarby, Sherine

Human capital and university-industry linkages' role in fostering firm innovation : an empirical study of Chile and Colombia (English)

A firm's absorptive capacity, human capital and linkages with knowledge institutions have been shown to increase the firm's probability of innovating in OECD economies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4443 DEC 01, 2007

Marotta, Daniela; Mark, Michael; Blom, Andreas; Thorn, Kristian