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Sri Lanka education sector assessment : achievements, challenges, and policy options (English)

A country’s education system plays a pivotal role in promoting economic growth and shared prosperity.Sri Lanka has enjoyed high school-attainment and enrollment rates for several decades. ... See More +

116438 JUN 08, 2017

Dundar,Halil; Millot,Benoît; Riboud,Michelle; Shojo,Mari; Aturupane,Harsha; Goyal,Sangeeta; Raju,Dhushyanth Disclosed

Student learning in South Asia : challenges, opportunities, and policy priorities (English)

For the past decade, South Asian governments have been investing heavily to achieve the education millennium development goals (MDGs). The region has also made great progress in enrolling girls in both primary and secondary school. ... See More +

Publication 88267 MAY 15, 2014

Beteille,Tara; Deolalikar,Anil B.; Dundar,Halil; Riboud,Michelle Disclosed

The knowledge economy and education and training in South Asia (English)

How education and training systems respond to the sweeping changes brought about by globalization and the knowledge economy can have far-reaching implications for developing countries in terms of sustainability of growth, competitiveness, job creation, and poverty reduction. ... See More +

Policy Note 42114 JAN 01, 2007

Riboud, Michelle; Savchenko, Yevgeniya; Hong, Tan Disclosed

Transition 13 (4-5) (English)

Good transition needs friendly investment climate - some lessons of experience; by Guy Pfeffermann. Foreign investment slumps in Cuba. Labor policy dilemmas preceding EU enlargement - Labor markets of the accession countries : fit to join? ... See More +

Newsletter 24944 SEP 30, 2002

Pfeffermann, Guy; Riboud, Michelle; Sanchez-Paramo, Carolina; Silva-Jauregui, Carlos; Boeri, T.; Brucker, H.; Coricelli, F.; Dolado, J.; Fitzgerald, J.; de la Fuente, A.; Garibaldi, P.; Hanson, G.; Jimeno, J.; Portes, R.; Saint-Paul, G.; Spilimbergo, A.; O'Brien, Dan; J.H. Enthoven, Adolf; Rosa, Richard; Su Zhi; Wang Shang; Levine, Steven P.; Reed, Tony; Economist Intelligence Unit; Zamulin, Oleg; Yudaeva, Ksenia; Stern, Robert M.; Pancs, Romans; Crighton, Johanna; Davey, Kenneth; Bartasheva, Natalia; Hayhurst, David; Campos, Nauro F.; Coricelli, Fabrizio; Earnhart, Dietrich; Lizal, Lubomir; Romanik, Claire; Trasberg, Viktor; Naulappa, Pertti; Salonen, Ilkka Disclosed

Does eurosclerosis matter ? - institutional reform and labor market performance in Central and Eastern European countries in the 1990s (English)

This paper examines the labor market dynamics of six CEE countries over the last 10 years, paying special attention to the nature of labor market institutions these countries have adopted and their impact on labor market performance. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 24083 MAR 31, 2002

Riboud, Michelle; Sanchez-Paramo, Carolina; Silva-Jauregui, Carlos

Foreign investment and restructuring : the evidence from Hungary (English)

The penetration of the Hungarian economy by foreign economies is enormous. This paper addresses these questions: What explains an improvement in overall profitability of manufacturing activity beginning in 1992? ... See More +

Publication WTP453 MAR 31, 2000

Kaminski, Bartlomiej; Riboud, Michelle

The impact of Mexico's retraining program on employment and wages (English)

This article analyzes the impact and effectiveness of the Mexican labor retraining program for unemployed and displaced workers - Programa de Becas de Capacitacion para Trabajadores (PROBECAT). ... See More +

Journal Article 13328 MAY 31, 1994

Revenga, Ana; Riboud, Michelle; Hong Tan

Unemployment in Mexico : its characteristics and determinants (English)

The restructuring of Mexico's economy has had surprisingly little effect on Mexican unemployment, which is low even in the worst years. The authors ask: Is the official definition of unemployment adequate? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1230 DEC 31, 1993

Revenga, Ana; Riboud, Michelle; DEC

The impact of Mexico's retraining program on employment and wages (English)

The authors evaluated how Mexico's Labor Retraining Program (PROBECAT) affected unemployment and displaced workers. As part of the World Bank supported Manpower Training project, PROBECAT has provided short-term vocational training to more than 250,000 unemployed people. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1013 NOV 30, 1992

Riboud, Michelle; Hong Tan; Revenga, Ana