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Eligibility thresholds for minimum living guarantee programs : international practices and implications for China (English)

Using a simple framework, this paper discusses the underlying reason of the variation of threshold level in developed countries, from the least generous 20 percent to around 60 percent of median wage, with an average of 35 percent. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 83118 NOV 01, 2013

Umapathi, Nithin; Wang, Dewen; O'Keefe, Philip

Tailoring social protection to small island developing states : lessons learned from the Caribbean (English)

This paper examines the role of social protection (SP) in Small Island Developing States (SIDS), given their particular structural, human resource and capacity constraints. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 80105 AUG 01, 2013

Cheston, Timothy; Subran, Ludovic; Williams, Asha; Coudouel, Aline

Improving payment mechanisms in cash-based safety net programs (English)

Cash transfers have proliferated in the past decade as key policy instruments to tackle vulnerability and inequality. Payment mechanisms (PMs), the backbone of cash transfers, are the channels through which cash travels from the funding source to the hands of beneficiaries. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 84081 AUG 01, 2013

del Ninno, Carlo; Subbarao, Kalanidhi; Kjellgren, Annika; Quintana, Rodrigo

The nuts and bolts of designing and implementing training programs in developing countries (English)

Training programs mainly address market failures related to lack of skills (technical, cognitive, non-cognitive). This paper conducts a comprehensive review of training programs effectiveness in developing countries. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 78980 JUN 01, 2013

Honorati, Maddalena; McArdle, Thomas P

Youth employment : a human development agenda for the next decade (English)

This paper reviews the main challenges facing countries in attempting to improve labor market outcomes among youth, focusing on the issues that became starkly visible during the recent financial crisis. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 83925 JUN 01, 2013

Robalino, David; Margolis, David; Rother, Friederike; Newhouse, David; Lundberg, Mattias

Entrepreneurship programs in developing countries : a meta regression analysis (English)

Fostering entrepreneurship is widely perceived to be a critical policy agenda to expand employment and earning opportunities and to reduce poverty. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 77168 APR 01, 2013

Cho, Yoonyoung; Honorati, Maddalena

Skilled labor flows : lessons from the European Union (English)

This study evaluates European Union (EU) experience of the mobility of skilled labor migrants after the 2004 and 2007 EU enlargements and from the European Neighborhood Policy (ENP) countries. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 75529 FEB 01, 2013

Kahanec, Martin

Do social benefits respond to crises? Evidence from Europe and Central Asia during the global crisis (English)

Social benefits can potentially play an important role in protecting the poor and minimizing the impacts of an economic crisis. While many studies estimate the impacts of a crisis, there is little evidence of the actual response of social safety nets to systematic shocks. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 73696 NOV 01, 2012

Isik-Dikmelik, Aylin

Cash for work in Sierra Leone : a case study on the design and implementation of a safety net in response to a crisis (English)

This paper presents an assessment of the first phase (2008?2009) of Sierra Leone's cash for work program based on a qualitative and quantitative analysis examining program design features, main processes and impact. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 73719 NOV 01, 2012

Andrews, Colin; Wodon, Quentin; Ribes Ros, Christophe; Ovadiya, Mirey

Evaluating the efficacy of mass media and social marketing campaigns in changing consumer financial behavior (English)

Mass media and social marketing programs are cheap, scalable, and potentially effective means of influencing consumers' financial behavior and decisions. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 73924 NOV 01, 2012

Mulaj, Florentina; Jack, William

Building results frameworks for safety nets projects (English)

Results chains are useful tools to clarify safety nets programs' objectives, verify the program internal logic, and guide the selection of indicators. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 73703 OCT 01, 2012

Rubio, Gloria M.

International patterns of pension provision II : a worldwide overview of facts and figures (English)

This paper presents and explains cross country data for mandatory publicly and privately managed pension systems around the world. This report is organized into three parts corresponding to three broad types of indicators. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 70319 JUN 01, 2012

Romero, Carolina; Pallares-Miralles, Montserrat; Whitehouse, Edward

Pension coverage in Latin America : trends and determinants (English)

This document presents an analysis of pension coverage trends in Latin America for the past decades. Its preparation involved the collection, revision, and processing of household surveys in over 18 countries in the region, spanning a period of almost 40 years in some cases. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 70926 JUN 01, 2012

Rofman, Rafael; Oliveri, Maria Laura

Global pension systems and their reform : worldwide drivers, trends, and challenges (English)

Across the world, pension systems and their reforms are in a constant state of flux driven by shifting objectives, moving reform needs, and a changing enabling environment. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 68934 MAY 01, 2012

Holzmann, Robert

Private pension systems : cross-country investment performance (English)

This study investigates the performance of private pensions systems across countries a topic which has yet to be adequately addressed in the literature. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 68937 MAY 01, 2012

Musalem, Alberto R.; Pasquini, Ricardo

Public employment services, and activation policies (English)

One of the responses to new challenges in the labor market has been the development and expansion of employment services and active labor market policies based on activation principles. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 68938 MAY 01, 2012

Kuddo, Arvo

Productive role of safety nets : background paper for the World Bank 2012-2022 social protection and labor strategy (English)

The paper contains a framework for linking social protection with growth and productivity, an updated review of the literature, new original work filling in gaps in the available evidence, and a discussion of operational implications. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 67609 MAR 01, 2012

Alderman, Harold; Yemtsov, Ruslan

Social protection in low income countries and fragile situations : challenges and future directions (English)

Demand for social protection is growing in low income countries and fragile situations. In recent years, the success of social protection (SP) interventions in middle income countries (MICs) like Brazil and Mexico, along with the series of food, fuel, and financial crises, has prompted policymakers in low income countries (LICs) and fragile situations (FSs) to examine the possibility of introducing such programs in their own countries. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 67607 MAR 01, 2012

Das, Maitreyi; Zampaglione, Giuseppe; Andrews, Colin; Elder, John; Ovadiya, Mirey

Improving access to jobs and earnings opportunities : the role of activation and graduation policies in developing countries (English)

Throughout the developing world there is a growing demand for advice on the design of policies to facilitate access of the most vulnerable individuals to jobs, while reducing their dependency from public income support schemes. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 67610 MAR 01, 2012

Almeida, Rita; Lohmann, Tanja; Arbelaez, Juliana; Kuddo, Arvo; Weber, Michael; Honorati, Maddalena; Puerta, Maria Laura Sanchez; Ovadiya, Mirey; Pop, Lucian

Building social protection and labor systems : concepts and operational implications (English)

This paper presents a framework for designing and implementing social protection and labor (SP&L) systems in middle and low income countries. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 67608 MAR 01, 2012

Robalino, David A.; Rawlings, Laura; Walker, Ian

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Eligibility thresholds for minimum living guarantee programs : international practices and implications for China (English)
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NOV 01, 2013 83118 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Tailoring social protection to small island developing states : lessons learned from the Caribbean (English)
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AUG 01, 2013 80105 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Improving payment mechanisms in cash-based safety net programs (English)
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AUG 01, 2013 84081 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
The nuts and bolts of designing and implementing training programs in developing countries (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 78980 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Youth employment : a human development agenda for the next decade (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 83925 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Entrepreneurship programs in developing countries : a meta regression analysis (English)
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APR 01, 2013 77168 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Skilled labor flows : lessons from the European Union (English)
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FEB 01, 2013 75529 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Do social benefits respond to crises? Evidence from Europe and Central Asia during the global crisis (English)
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NOV 01, 2012 73696 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Cash for work in Sierra Leone : a case study on the design and implementation of a safety net in response to a crisis (English)
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NOV 01, 2012 73719 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Evaluating the efficacy of mass media and social marketing campaigns in changing consumer financial behavior (English)
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NOV 01, 2012 73924 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Building results frameworks for safety nets projects (English)
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OCT 01, 2012 73703 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
International patterns of pension provision II : a worldwide overview of facts and figures (English)
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JUN 01, 2012 70319 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Pension coverage in Latin America : trends and determinants (English)
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JUN 01, 2012 70926 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Global pension systems and their reform : worldwide drivers, trends, and challenges (English)
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MAY 01, 2012 68934 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Private pension systems : cross-country investment performance (English)
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MAY 01, 2012 68937 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Public employment services, and activation policies (English)
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MAY 01, 2012 68938 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Productive role of safety nets : background paper for the World Bank 2012-2022 social protection and labor strategy (English)
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MAR 01, 2012 67609 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Social protection in low income countries and fragile situations : challenges and future directions (English)
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MAR 01, 2012 67607 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Improving access to jobs and earnings opportunities : the role of activation and graduation policies in developing countries (English)
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MAR 01, 2012 67610 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Building social protection and labor systems : concepts and operational implications (English)
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MAR 01, 2012 67608 Working Paper (Numbered Series)