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Demand for skills : main results of the Azerbaijan STEP employer survey (English)

This note summarizes the main findings of the STEP Employer Skills Survey carried out in Azerbaijan in 2013. The note argues that there is a skills shortage in Azerbaijan. ... See More +

Working Paper 98906 JAN 12, 2015

Rutkowski,Jan J.

Balancing flexibility and worker protection : understanding labor market duality in Poland (English)

This paper analyzes the legal and actual gaps in working conditions and returns between permanent and temporary contracts, with a focus on civil law contracts, which are at the center of the debate on widening labor market duality in Poland. ... See More +

Working Paper 98274 OCT 01, 2014

Gatti,Roberta V.; Goraus,Karolina Marta; Morgandi,Matteo; Korczyc,Ewa Joanna; Rutkowski,Jan J.

Skilling up Vietnam : preparing the workforce for a modern market economy (English)

Education has played an important role in making Vietnam a development success story over the last 20 years. In the 1990s and early 2000s Vietnam experienced rapid economic growth. ... See More +

Publication 88895 JUN 17, 2014

Bodewig, Christian; Badiani-Magnusson, Reena; Macdonald, Kevin; Newhouse, David; Rutkowski, Jan

Skills employers seek : results of the Armenia STEP employer skills survey (English)

The note presents the results of the STEP employer skills survey. The survey was implemented in early 2013 using a stratified sample of 354 firms. ... See More +

Working Paper 98904 DEC 19, 2013

Rutkowski,Jan J.

Workforce skills in the eyes of the employers : results of the Georgia STEP employer skills survey (English)

The objective of this note is to present the results of the recently completed employer skills survey, and to discuss their policy implications. ... See More +

Working Paper 98905 NOV 29, 2013

Rutkowski,Jan J.

Developing skills for innovative growth in the Russian Federation (English)

Over the past decade Russia has experienced stable economic growth with Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growing by 7 percent per year from 1998 to 2007. ... See More +

Other Education Study ACS1549 JUN 10, 2013

Vasiliev, Kirill; Lukiyanova, Anna; Chugunov, Dmitry; Maltseva, Inna; Shulga, Ivan; Rutkowski, Jan J.; Cahu, Paul Marie Michel; Travkin, Pavel; Roshchin, Sergey; Nellemann, Soren Russian

Developing skills for innovative growth in the Russian Federation (Russian)

Over the past decade Russia has experienced stable economic growth with Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growing by 7 percent per year from 1998 to 2007. ... See More +

Other Education Study ACS1549 JUN 10, 2013

Vasiliev, Kirill; Lukiyanova, Anna; Chugunov, Dmitry; Maltseva, Inna; Shulga, Ivan; Rutkowski, Jan J.; Cahu, Paul Marie Michel; Travkin, Pavel; Roshchin, Sergey; Nellemann, Soren English

Overview skills, not just diplomas : managing education for results in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (English)

The countries of Europe and Central Asia (ECA) are currently emerging from the deepest recession suffered by any developing region. Post-crisis conditions are very different from those of preceding years. ... See More +

Other Education Study 64852 JAN 01, 2012

Sondergaard, Lars; Murthi, Mamta; Abu-Ghaida, Dina; Bodewig, Christian; Rutkowski, Jan Armenian, Turkish

Overview skills, not just diplomas : managing education for results in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (Armenian)

The countries of Europe and Central Asia (ECA) are currently emerging from the deepest recession suffered by any developing region. Post-crisis conditions are very different from those of preceding years. ... See More +

Other Education Study 64852 JAN 01, 2012

Sondergaard, Lars; Murthi, Mamta; Abu-Ghaida, Dina; Bodewig, Christian; Rutkowski, Jan English

Overview skills, not just diplomas : managing education for results in Eastern Europe and Central Asia : Sadece Diploma Degil, Beceri: Dogu Avrupa ve Orta Asya’da Egitimin Sonuca Odakli Yönetimi (Genel Bakis) (Turkish)

The countries of Europe and Central Asia (ECA) are currently emerging from the deepest recession suffered by any developing region. Post-crisis conditions are very different from those of preceding years. ... See More +

Other Education Study 64852 JAN 01, 2012

Sondergaard, Lars; Murthi, Mamta; Abu-Ghaida, Dina; Bodewig, Christian; Rutkowski, Jan English, Armenian

Skills, not just diplomas : managing education for results in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (English)

The countries of Europe and Central Asia (ECA) are currently emerging from the deepest recession suffered by any developing region. Post-crisis conditions are very different from those of preceding years. ... See More +

Publication 65205 OCT 11, 2011

Sondergaard, Lars; Murthi, Mamta; Abu-Ghaida, Dina; Bodewig, Christian; Rutkowski, Jan

Europe 2020 Poland : fueling growth and competitiveness through employment, skills, and innovation (English)

Growth and competitiveness through employment, skills, and innovation and technology absorption are key issues to enable the European Union (EU) to meet the targets set out in the Europe 2020 strategy for smart, sustainable, and inclusive growth. ... See More +

Working Paper 72815 MAR 01, 2011

Arnhold, Nina; Kapil, Natasha; Goldberg, Itzhak; Piatkowski, Marcin; Rutkowski, Jan

Fiscal policy and economic growth : lessons for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (English)

This study explores public finance policies in the transition countries of Europe and Central Asia (ECA) and their likely effects on economic growth. ... See More +

Publication 41174 JUN 29, 2007

Gray, Cheryl; Lane, Tracey; Varoudakis, Aristomene; Abu-Ghaida, Dina; Dulitzky, Daniel; Guven, Ufuk; Hou, Xiaohui; Rutkowski, Jan; Schwarz, Anita; Walewski, Mateusz; Gray, Cheryl; Kasek, Leszek; Lane, Tracey; Marcincin, Anton; Pushak, Taras; Rzonca, Andrzej; Saavedra, Pablo; Skrok, Emilia; Tiongson, Erwin; Valachy, Juraj; Varoudakis, Aristomene; Vybornaia, Olga; Kessides, Christine; Khan, Shaheena

Labor market developments during economic transition (English)

The paper reviews labor market developments in the transition economies of Europe and Central Asia. It argues that the scarcity of productive job opportunities and the growing labor market segmentation are the two main labor market problems facing the transition economies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3894 APR 01, 2006

Rutkowski, Jan

Labor Markets and social policy in Central and Eastern Europe : the accession and beyond (English)

This book summarizes social policy reform during the transition and European Union accession and analyses the social policy challenges which continue to face both old and new member states. ... See More +

Publication 34383 MAY 18, 2005

Barr, Nicholas [editor]; Adeyi, Olusoji; Fretwell, David; Hanushek, Eric; Mertaugh, Michael; Preker, Alexander; Rashid, Mansoora; Ringold, Dena; Rutkowski, Jan; Rutkowski, Michal; Sipos, Sandor

Enhancing job opportunities - Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union (English)

In the last 15 years, the countries of Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union have made impressive progress in their historical transition from centrally planned to market economies. ... See More +

Publication 34720 JAN 01, 2005

Rutkowski, Jan J.; Scarpetta, Stefano; Benarji, Arup; OKeefe, Philip; Pierre, Gaelle; Vodopivec, Milan

Social protection in ECA during the transition : an unfinished agenda (English)

This report concerns Europe and Central Asia, a World Bank region that comprises 28 countries, of which 27 are transition countries, and which also includes Turkey. ... See More +

Newsletter 30109 JUL 01, 2004

Braithwaite, Jeanine [lead editor]; von Gersdorff, Hermann [editor]; Holzmann [editor]; Rutkowski, Michal; Goldman, Philip; Wright, Alan; Rutkowski, Jan; Staines, Verdon; Isamiddinova, Dilnara; Naqvi, Maniza; OKeefe, Philip; Bodewig, Christian; Sipos, Sandor; Sotirova, Galina; Gotcheva, Boryana; Bezhanyan, Anush; Mascarell, Caroline; Kostenickiene, Vilija; Sandi, Ana Maria; Pojarski, Peter; Kuddo, Arvo; Posarac, Alexandra; Innes, John

Firms, jobs, and employment in Moldova (English)

Despite low open unemployment, labor market outcomes are unsatisfactory in Moldova. Employment is low and job opportunities are scarce. The author examines labor market performance in Moldova by focusing on firm dynamics. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3253 MAR 01, 2004

Rutkowski, Jan

Does strict employment protection discourage job creation? Evidence from Croatia (English)

Employment protection legislation in Croatia is among the most strict in Europe. Firing is difficult and costly, and flexible forms of employment are limited. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3104 AUG 31, 2003

Rutkowski, Jan

Why is unemployment so high in Bulgaria? (English)

The author seeks to determine the main factors behind poor labor market outcomes in Bulgaria. Unemployment in Bulgaria is high and of long duration. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3017 APR 30, 2003

Rutkowski, Jan

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Demand for skills : main results of the Azerbaijan STEP employer survey (English)
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JAN 12, 2015 98906 Working Paper
Balancing flexibility and worker protection : understanding labor market duality in Poland (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 98274 Working Paper
Skilling up Vietnam : preparing the workforce for a modern market economy (English)
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JUN 17, 2014 88895 Publication
Skills employers seek : results of the Armenia STEP employer skills survey (English)
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DEC 19, 2013 98904 Working Paper
Workforce skills in the eyes of the employers : results of the Georgia STEP employer skills survey (English)
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NOV 29, 2013 98905 Working Paper
Developing skills for innovative growth in the Russian Federation (English)
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JUN 10, 2013 ACS1549 Other Education Study Russian
Developing skills for innovative growth in the Russian Federation (Russian)
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JUN 10, 2013 ACS1549 Other Education Study English
Overview skills, not just diplomas : managing education for results in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (English)
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JAN 01, 2012 64852 Other Education Study Armenian, Turkish
Overview skills, not just diplomas : managing education for results in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (Armenian)
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JAN 01, 2012 64852 Other Education Study English
Overview skills, not just diplomas : managing education for results in Eastern Europe and Central Asia : Sadece Diploma Degil, Beceri: Dogu Avrupa ve Orta Asya’da Egitimin Sonuca Odakli Yönetimi (Genel Bakis) (Turkish)
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JAN 01, 2012 64852 Other Education Study English, Armenian
Skills, not just diplomas : managing education for results in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (English)
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OCT 11, 2011 65205 Publication
Europe 2020 Poland : fueling growth and competitiveness through employment, skills, and innovation (English)
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MAR 01, 2011 72815 Working Paper
Fiscal policy and economic growth : lessons for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (English)
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JUN 29, 2007 41174 Publication
Labor market developments during economic transition (English)
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APR 01, 2006 WPS3894 Policy Research Working Paper
Labor Markets and social policy in Central and Eastern Europe : the accession and beyond (English)
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MAY 18, 2005 34383 Publication
Enhancing job opportunities - Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union (English)
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JAN 01, 2005 34720 Publication
Social protection in ECA during the transition : an unfinished agenda (English)
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JUL 01, 2004 30109 Newsletter
Firms, jobs, and employment in Moldova (English)
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MAR 01, 2004 WPS3253 Policy Research Working Paper
Does strict employment protection discourage job creation? Evidence from Croatia (English)
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AUG 31, 2003 WPS3104 Policy Research Working Paper
Why is unemployment so high in Bulgaria? (English)
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APR 30, 2003 WPS3017 Policy Research Working Paper