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Lending for jobs operations (English)

This paper develops a general framework to inform the design of a new generation of jobs lending operations. The paper discusses the rationale for developing jobs focused lending operations with specific targets in terms of job creation, job quality, and labor markets outcomes for vulnerable population groups. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 121983 DEC 01, 2017

Robalino,David A.; Tokle,Siv Elin Disclosed

Job creation picks up (English)

This is a semi-annual report series on recent economic developments and economic policies in the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, FYR Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia). ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 121417 NOV 16, 2017

Vostroknutova,Ekaterina; Hernandez Hernandez,Marco Antonio Disclosed

Job creation picks up : Povećanje zaposlenosti (Bosnian)

This is a semi-annual report series on recent economic developments and economic policies in the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, FYR Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia). ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 121417 NOV 16, 2017

Vostroknutova,Ekaterina; Hernandez Hernandez,Marco Antonio Disclosed

Tanzania economic update : managing water wisely - the urgent need to improve water resources management in Tanzania (English)

The tenth edition of the Tanzania Economic Update covers the state of the economy and includes a near term outlook, with a special focus chapter on one of the most cross-cutting determinants of development outcomes, water resource management. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 120954 NOV 01, 2017

Disclosed

Which emerging markets and developing economies face corporate balance sheet vulnerabilities? : a novel monitoring framework (English)

This paper introduces a novel corporate financial vulnerability index, which tracks financial conditions of the non-financial corporate sector. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 121116 NOV 01, 2017

Pillonca,Lara Alice Victoria; Feyen,Erik H.B.; Zuccardi Huertas,Igor Esteban; Fiess,Norbert Matthias Disclosed

Sustainable infrastructure financing for small towns in China : approaches to attract long-term capital for small-scale infrastructure projects (English)

China has experienced rapid urbanization in the past three decades, which has successfully brought unparalleled economic growth, employment creation and improvement in living standards. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 121427 NOV 01, 2017

Campanaro,Alessandra; Reja,Binyam Disclosed

Establishing scaled-up crediting program baselines under the Paris Agreement : issues and options (English)

This technical note offers guidance and identifies options for developing baselines for scaled-up crediting programs under the Paris Agreement. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 121265 NOV 01, 2017

Fussler,Jurg Stephan; Gadde,Harikumar; Tao,Nuyi; Platonova-Oquab,Alexandrina; Spalding-Fecher,Dennis Randall; Klein, Noemie; Broekhoff, Derik; Besley,Daniel James; Oppermann,Klaus; Schneider, Lambert Disclosed

Bangladesh jobs diagnostic (Vol. 2) : Main report (English)

This Jobs Diagnostic presents the characteristics and constraints of the labor market in Bangladesh, identifies the objectives of the jobs agenda, and proposes a policy framework to progress toward them. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 120295 OCT 01, 2017

Farole,Thomas; Cho,Yoonyoung; Bossavie,Laurent Loic Yves; Aterido,Reyes Disclosed

Bangladesh jobs diagnostic : Overview (English)

This Jobs Diagnostic presents the characteristics and constraints of the labor market in Bangladesh, identifies the objectives of the jobs agenda, and proposes a policy framework to progress toward them. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 120295 OCT 01, 2017

Farole,Thomas; Cho,Yoonyoung; Bossavie,Laurent Loic Yves; Aterido,Reyes Disclosed

Africa's Pulse (English)

Following a sharp slowdown over the past two years, a recovery is underway in Sub-Saharan Africa. Gross domestic product (GDP) growth in the region is expected to strengthen to 2.4 percent in 2017 from 1.3 percent in 2016, slightly below the pace previously projected. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 120334 OCT 01, 2017

French Disclosed

Africa's Pulse (French)

Following a sharp slowdown over the past two years, a recovery is underway in Sub-Saharan Africa. Gross domestic product (GDP) growth in the region is expected to strengthen to 2.4 percent in 2017 from 1.3 percent in 2016, slightly below the pace previously projected. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 120334 OCT 01, 2017

English Disclosed

South Africa economic update : innovation for productivity and inclusiveness (English)

This 10th South Africa Economic Update offers a review of the country’s recent economic and social developments and outlook in the context of global economic prospects. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 119695 SEP 01, 2017

Dessus,Sebastien C.; Goddard,John Gabriel; Hanusch,Marek Disclosed

Expanding social insurance coverage to informal workers (English)

The high incidence of informality in developing countries implies that many workers are not covered against important risks, such as unemployment, illness and old-age poverty. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 118728 AUG 01, 2017

Winkler,Hernan Jorge; Ruppert Bulmer,Elizabeth N.; Mote,Hilma Kupila Disclosed

The state in the economy (English)

Zimbabwe’s economy grew by 0.7 percent in 2016 despite the combined effect of the El Nino drought and domestic financial turmoil. The drought reduced agricultural output and increased food prices towards the end of the year, despite the government’s efforts to boost production and stabilize prices. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 116309 JUN 21, 2017

Disclosed

Targeted SME financing and employment effects : what do we know and what can we do differently? (English)

SME’s form a dominant share of the private sector in developing countries, and account for more than 50 percent of jobs in their respective economies. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 115696 JUN 05, 2017

Kumar,Ruchira Disclosed

Container terminals concession guidelines (English)

The decision, by a national government or a port authority, to contract out the development and operation of a container terminal facility to a qualified private operator sets in motion a process involving relationships with quite a different set of players compared to traditional port operations and management. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 120246 JUN 01, 2017

Juhel,Marc H. Disclosed

Container terminals concession guidelines (French)

The decision, by a national government or a port authority, to contract out the development and operation of a container terminal facility to a qualified private operator sets in motion a process involving relationships with quite a different set of players compared to traditional port operations and management. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 120246 JUN 01, 2017

Juhel,Marc H. Disclosed

Assessing the permanence of land use change induced by payments for environmental services : evidence from Nicaragua (English)

There have been few efforts to evaluate whether the positive land use changes induced by conservation interventions such as Payments for Environmental Services (PES) persist once the interventions end. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 115197 MAY 01, 2017

Pagiola,Stefano P.; Honey-Rosés, Jordi; Freire-González, Jaume Disclosed

Where to create jobs : cities or towns? (English)

Should public investment be targeted to big cities or to small towns, if the objective is to minimize national poverty? To answer this policy question the authors extend the basic Todaro-type model of rural-urban migration to the case of migration from rural areas to two potential destinations, secondary town and big city. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 116317 APR 21, 2017

Christiaensen,Luc; De Weerdt,Joachim; Kanbur,Ravi Disclosed

Tanzania economic update : money within reach - extending financial inclusion in Tanzania (English)

In 2016, the global economic environment remained subdued, with growth performance in Sub-Saharan Africa the weakest in over 20 years. Economic conditions across most advanced economies remained challenging, while emerging and developing economies as a whole are set to maintain their growth momentum. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 114125 APR 01, 2017

Disclosed

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Lending for jobs operations (English)
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DEC 01, 2017 121983 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Job creation picks up (English)
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NOV 16, 2017 121417 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Job creation picks up : Povećanje zaposlenosti (Bosnian)
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NOV 16, 2017 121417 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Tanzania economic update : managing water wisely - the urgent need to improve water resources management in Tanzania (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 120954 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Which emerging markets and developing economies face corporate balance sheet vulnerabilities? : a novel monitoring framework (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 121116 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Sustainable infrastructure financing for small towns in China : approaches to attract long-term capital for small-scale infrastructure projects (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 121427 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Establishing scaled-up crediting program baselines under the Paris Agreement : issues and options (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 121265 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Bangladesh jobs diagnostic (Vol. 2) : Main report (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120295 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Bangladesh jobs diagnostic : Overview (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120295 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Africa's Pulse (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120334 Working Paper (Numbered Series) French
Africa's Pulse (French)
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OCT 01, 2017 120334 Working Paper (Numbered Series) English
South Africa economic update : innovation for productivity and inclusiveness (English)
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SEP 01, 2017 119695 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Expanding social insurance coverage to informal workers (English)
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AUG 01, 2017 118728 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
The state in the economy (English)
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JUN 21, 2017 116309 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Targeted SME financing and employment effects : what do we know and what can we do differently? (English)
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JUN 05, 2017 115696 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Container terminals concession guidelines (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 120246 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Container terminals concession guidelines (French)
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JUN 01, 2017 120246 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Assessing the permanence of land use change induced by payments for environmental services : evidence from Nicaragua (English)
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MAY 01, 2017 115197 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Where to create jobs : cities or towns? (English)
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APR 21, 2017 116317 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Tanzania economic update : money within reach - extending financial inclusion in Tanzania (English)
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APR 01, 2017 114125 Working Paper (Numbered Series)