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Exports and job training (English)

This paper examines whether export participation matters for job training. The paper draws on longitudinal worker-firm data for Brazilian manufacturing, linked with detailed records on training activity from the main provider. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7676 MAY 16, 2016

Bastos; Silva,Joana C. G.; Proenca,Rafael Prado Disclosed

Trust in government and support for redistribution (English)

In many countries safety nets consist predominantly of universal subsidies on food and fuel. A key question for policy makers willing to shift to targeted safety nets is under what conditions middle-class citizens would be supportive of redistributive programs. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7675 MAY 16, 2016

Silva,Joana C. G.; Morgandi,Matteo; Levin,Victoria Disclosed

Sustaining employment and wage gains in Brazil : a skills and jobs agenda (English)

Improved labor market outcomes have been the main driver of reductions in poverty and inequality. Continued progress in employment and labor earnings will depend on achieving a first critical goal: raising labor productivity. ... See More +

Publication 99182 AUG 26, 2015

Silva,Joana C. G.; Almeida,Rita Kullberg; Strokova,Victoria Disclosed

Striving for better jobs : the challenge of informality in the Middle East and North Africa (English)

Economic growth has been sustained for many years pre-crisis in the region, but this has not resulted in the creation of an adequate number of jobs and has succeeded, at best, in generating low-quality, informal jobs. ... See More +

Publication 90271 AUG 26, 2014

Gatti, Roberta; Angel-Urdinola, Diego F.; Silva, Joana; Bodor, Andras Disclosed

Export destinations and input prices (English)

This paper examines the extent to which the destination of exports matters for the input prices paid by firms, using detailed customs and firm-product-level data from Portugal. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6914 JUN 01, 2014

Bastos, Paulo; Silva, Joana; Verhoogen, Eric Disclosed

Inclusion and resilience : the way forward for social safety nets in the Middle East and North Africa (English)

This report is organized in five chapters: chapter one, a framework for Social Safety Nets (SSN) reform in the Middle East and North Africa, describes and illustrates the reasons for the region's growing need for SSN reform and establishes the framework for renewed SSNs. ... See More +

Publication 80515 JAN 01, 2013

Silva, Joana; Levin, Victoria; Morgandi, Matteo Disclosed

The way forward for social safety nets in the Middle East and North Africa (English)

Today, Social Safety Nets (SSNs) in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are ripe for reform, for moving forward on a path that goes from existing systems to ones that incentivize investments in education and health among the poor, protect adults and children against destitution, and help poor and near-poor households navigate the effects of shocks. ... See More +

Working Paper 73835 NOV 01, 2012

Silva, Joana Disclosed

Networks, firms, and trade (English)

Fixed costs associated with learning about demand and setting up distribution networks are expected to be lower when there are more potential contacts in the destination market, suggesting a greater probability of market entry and larger export revenues. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6279 NOV 01, 2012

Bastos, Paulo; Silva, Joana Disclosed

Inclusion and resilience : the way forward for social safety nets in MENA (English)

The Arab Spring and subsequent transitions provide opportunities for better governance, economies free of cronyism and more inclusive models of growth. ... See More +

Brief 73006 SEP 01, 2012

Silva, Joana; Levin, Victoria; Morgandi, Matteo Disclosed

Inclusion and resilience : the way forward for social safety nets in the Middle East and North Africa - overview (Arabic)

The report aims to meet two broad objectives: (a) enhance knowledge about the current state of existing social safety nets (SSNs) and assess their effectiveness in responding to new and emerging challenges to the poor and vulnerable in the region by bringing together new evidence, data, and country-specific analysis; and (b) open up and inform a debate on feasible policy options to make SSNs in the Middle East and North Africa more effective and innovative. ... See More +

Other Social Protection Study 72975 SEP 01, 2012

Levin,Victoria; Morgandi,Matteo; Silva,Joana C. G. English, French Disclosed

Inclusion and resilience : the way forward for social safety nets in the Middle East and North Africa - overview (English)

The report aims to meet two broad objectives: (a) enhance knowledge about the current state of existing social safety nets (SSNs) and assess their effectiveness in responding to new and emerging challenges to the poor and vulnerable in the region by bringing together new evidence, data, and country-specific analysis; and (b) open up and inform a debate on feasible policy options to make SSNs in the Middle East and North Africa more effective and innovative. ... See More +

Other Social Protection Study 72975 SEP 01, 2012

Levin,Victoria; Morgandi,Matteo; Silva,Joana C. G. French, Arabic Disclosed

Inclusion and resilience : the way forward for social safety nets in the Middle East and North Africa - overview : Inclusion et résistance aux chocs : perspectives pour l'assistance sociale au Moyen-Orient et en Afrique du Nord (French)

The report aims to meet two broad objectives: (a) enhance knowledge about the current state of existing social safety nets (SSNs) and assess their effectiveness in responding to new and emerging challenges to the poor and vulnerable in the region by bringing together new evidence, data, and country-specific analysis; and (b) open up and inform a debate on feasible policy options to make SSNs in the Middle East and North Africa more effective and innovative. ... See More +

Other Social Protection Study 72975 SEP 01, 2012

Levin,Victoria; Morgandi,Matteo; Silva,Joana C. G. English, Arabic Disclosed

Striving for better jobs : the challenge of informality in the Middle East and North Africa region (English)

This quick note provides an overview of the World Bank report striving for better jobs: the challenge of informality in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). ... See More +

Brief 66110 DEC 01, 2011

Angel-Urdinola, Roberta Gatti Diego F.; Angel-Urdinola, Roberta Gatti Diego F.; Silva, Joana; Bodor, Andras Disclosed

Striving for better jobs : the challenge of informality in the Middle East and North Africa region - overview (English)

This overview first describes the magnitude of the informality phenomenon in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region vis-a-vis other regions of the world and, to the extent possible, its evolution over time and macroeconomic determinants. ... See More +

Working Paper 67590 SEP 01, 2011

Gatti, Roberta; Angel-Urdinola, Diego F.; Silva, Joana; Bodor, Andras Disclosed

Mid-term review health sector performances 2008-2010 (English)

Under the constitution and law of the Democratic Republic of Timor Leste (RDTL) Ministry of Health (MoH) Timor Leste is the entity responsible for the implementation and coordination of health sector programs and projects. ... See More +

Working Paper 62422 JUN 28, 2010

Silva, Joana C.G. Disclosed

The employment challenge in the Maghreb (English)

Generating more and better quality jobs with higher productivity probably constitutes the most important challenge the Maghreb countries will face over the next decade. ... See More +

Brief 51795 MAY 01, 2009

Benhassine, Najy; Blomquist, John D.; Ezzine, Mourad; Grun, Rebekka E.; Jaramillo, Adriana; Poupart, Nadine T.; Silva, Joana C. G. Disclosed

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Exports and job training (English)
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MAY 16, 2016 WPS7676 Policy Research Working Paper
Trust in government and support for redistribution (English)
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MAY 16, 2016 WPS7675 Policy Research Working Paper
Sustaining employment and wage gains in Brazil : a skills and jobs agenda (English)
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AUG 26, 2015 99182 Publication
Striving for better jobs : the challenge of informality in the Middle East and North Africa (English)
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AUG 26, 2014 90271 Publication
Export destinations and input prices (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6914 Policy Research Working Paper
Inclusion and resilience : the way forward for social safety nets in the Middle East and North Africa (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 80515 Publication
The way forward for social safety nets in the Middle East and North Africa (English)
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NOV 01, 2012 73835 Working Paper
Networks, firms, and trade (English)
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NOV 01, 2012 WPS6279 Policy Research Working Paper
Inclusion and resilience : the way forward for social safety nets in MENA (English)
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SEP 01, 2012 73006 Brief
Inclusion and resilience : the way forward for social safety nets in the Middle East and North Africa - overview (Arabic)
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SEP 01, 2012 72975 Other Social Protection Study English, French
Inclusion and resilience : the way forward for social safety nets in the Middle East and North Africa - overview (English)
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SEP 01, 2012 72975 Other Social Protection Study French, Arabic
Inclusion and resilience : the way forward for social safety nets in the Middle East and North Africa - overview : Inclusion et résistance aux chocs : perspectives pour l'assistance sociale au Moyen-Orient et en Afrique du Nord (French)
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SEP 01, 2012 72975 Other Social Protection Study English, Arabic
Striving for better jobs : the challenge of informality in the Middle East and North Africa region (English)
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DEC 01, 2011 66110 Brief
Striving for better jobs : the challenge of informality in the Middle East and North Africa region - overview (English)
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SEP 01, 2011 67590 Working Paper
Mid-term review health sector performances 2008-2010 (English)
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JUN 28, 2010 62422 Working Paper
The employment challenge in the Maghreb (English)
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MAY 01, 2009 51795 Brief