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Armenia - Leveling the STEM playing field for women : differences in opportunity and outcomes in fields of study and the labor market : պայմանների ապահովում բնագիտության, տեխնոլոգիայի, ճարտարագիտության և մաթեմատիկայի (STEM) բնագավառներում (Luhya,Armenian)

This report summarizes the challenges facing Armenian women at school and in the workplace with a special focus on STEM-related employment. As the world transitions to an increasingly digital economy, jobs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) will become a powerful driver of economic growth in the twenty-first century. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS21924 MAR 01, 2017

Inoue,Keiko; Bailey,Laura E.; Aedo Inostroza,Mario Cristian Disclosed

Are labor market imperfections the reason so few microenterprises hire workers? : an experiment in Sri Lanka suggests they are not (English)

This brief examines whether labor market imperfections stop microenterprises from growing, using an experiment in Sri Lanka that provided wage subsidies to small firms to help them hire workers. ... See More +

Brief 111734 JAN 01, 2017

De Mel,Suresh; Mckenzie,David J.; Woodruff,Christoper Disclosed

Dynamic relationship between corruption and youth unemployment : empirical evidences from a system GMM approach (English)

This paper addresses the causal relationship between corruption and youth unemployment from two different perspectives. The discussion starts by asking how the corruption practices within government institutions that encourage the payment of bribes to access the job opportunities contribute to reducing the efficiency of the resources (labor force) allocations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7842 SEP 29, 2016

Bouzid,Bechir Naier Disclosed

Short- and long-term effects of a child-labor ban (English)

This is the first study to investigate the short- and long-term causal effects of a child-labor ban. The study explores the law that increased the minimum employment age from 14 to 16 in Brazil in 1998, and uncovers its impact on time allocated to schooling and work in the short term and on school attainment and labor market outcomes in the long term. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7796 AUG 15, 2016

Piza,Caio; Portela Fernandes De Souza,Andre Disclosed

Global health workforce labor market projections for 2030 (English)

In low- and middle-income countries, scaling essential health interventions to achieve health development targets is constrained by the lack of skilled health professionals to deliver services. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7790 AUG 10, 2016

Liua,Jenny X; Goryakin,Yevgeniy; Maeda,Akiko; Bruckner,Tim Allen; Scheffler,Richard M. Disclosed

Can wage subsidies boost employment in the wake of an economic crisis ? evidence from Mexico (English)

The rise in unemployment during an economic crisis poses a significant concern to policy makers. This paper measures the effect of a program in Mexico that granted firms in certain industries wage subsidies if they decided to keep their workers instead of letting them go during the recent economic crisis. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7607 MAR 17, 2016

Bruhn,Miriam Disclosed

Malaysia - Economic monitor : immigrant labor (English)

Growth moderated throughout 2015, affected by a slowdown in private consumption and weak export growth. The authorities have generally managed the downturn in commodity prices and the financial market volatility with a reasonable mix of macro policies. ... See More +

Working Paper 102131 DEC 01, 2015

Munoz Moreno,Rafael; Del Carpio,Ximena Vanessa; Testaverde,Mauro; Moroz,Harry Edmund; Carmen, Loo; Smith,Rebekah Lee; Ozden,Caglar; Karakurum-Ozdemir,Kamer; Pui Shen,Yoong Disclosed

Bangladesh - Country partnership framework FY2016-2020 : executive summary (English)

Bangladesh lies along the Ganges-Brahmaputra Delta, Asia’s largest and the world’s most densely populated delta. The country’s 160 million inhabitants live on a land mass of nearly 150,000 km, resulting in a population density of about 1,600 per km. ... See More +

Working Paper 100526 OCT 01, 2015

Disclosed

Promoting active aging in Russia : working longer and more productively (English)

A shrinking working-age population will be the Russian Federation's biggest demographic challenge in coming decades. With workers increasingly scarce, sustainable future economic development depends on Russia's ability to bring into the labor force currently under-utilized groups, such as young mothers and older people, and to maximize the productivity of every worker. ... See More +

Working Paper 99504 SEP 12, 2015

Levin,Victoria Disclosed

The impact of private sector internship and training on urban youth in Kenya (English)

This study uses a randomized experiment to evaluate the impacts of the training and internship program piloted in Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu counties by the Kenya Private Sector Alliance and the Government of Kenya with support from the World Bank’s Kenya Youth Empowerment Project. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7404 AUG 27, 2015

Honorati,Maddalena Disclosed

China - Integrated Economic Development of Small Towns Project : resettlement plan : Resettlement action plan for Xiantang Town, Dongyuan County, Heyuan City (English)

The objective of the Integrated Economic Development of Small Towns Project for China is to promote sustainable economic development in selected towns of Gansu, Hunan and Guangdong provinces, creating conditions for increased employment, income generation and improved quality of life, by supporting public infrastructure development and strengthening the capacity of related institutions. ... See More +

Resettlement Plan SFG1226 JUL 16, 2015

Tian,Yunqing Disclosed

Catching up to the technological frontier? : understanding firm-level innovation and productivity in Kenya (English)

Kenya’s economy has undergone a significant process of structural transformation over the last decade. Since 2002, the economy has shown an accelerating trend with GDP growth increasing steadily from below 1 percent in 2002 to 7 percent in 2007. ... See More +

Working Paper 94671 MAR 06, 2015

Cirera, Xavier Disclosed

The Aftermath of the 2008 global financial crisis in the Eastern Caribbean : The impact on the St Lucia labor market (English)

Working Paper 94766 MAR 01, 2015

Gimenez, Lea; St. Catherine, Edwin; Karver, Jonathan; Odawara, Rei Disclosed

Lebanon - Urban Transport Development Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 94504 FEB 15, 2015

Disclosed

Internal Audit Vice Presidency (ADVP) : FY15 second quarter activity report (English)

The objective of the audit of WBG Data Privacy was to assess the adequacy and effectiveness of: (i) the data privacy governance structure including organizational roles, responsibilities, and management oversight of the WBG’s current data privacy practices; and (ii) the policies and procedures for the collection, storage, use, transfer, and destruction of personal information and the existing practices implemented to ensure the privacy of the data. ... See More +

Board Report 94158 FEB 04, 2015

Disclosed

Argentina - Youth Employment Support project : chair summary (English)

Board Summary 93726 JAN 15, 2015

Disclosed

Africa - Agricultural Productivity Program for Southern Africa (APPSA) : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 93000 JAN 08, 2015

Disclosed

Vietnam - Transmission Efficiency Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 94035 JAN 01, 2015

Disclosed

Russian Federation - Forest Fire Response Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 94856 JAN 01, 2015

Disclosed

Africa - West and Central Africa Air Transport Safety & Security Project (English)

The West and Central Africa Air Transport Safety & Security Project of Africa has moderately satisfactory outcome with moderately unsatisfactory performance by the Bank and a moderately satisfactory performance by the borrower. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR2031 DEC 12, 2014

Disclosed

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Armenia - Leveling the STEM playing field for women : differences in opportunity and outcomes in fields of study and the labor market : պայմանների ապահովում բնագիտության, տեխնոլոգիայի, ճարտարագիտության և մաթեմատիկայի (STEM) բնագավառներում (Luhya,Armenian)
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MAR 01, 2017 ACS21924 Working Paper
Are labor market imperfections the reason so few microenterprises hire workers? : an experiment in Sri Lanka suggests they are not (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 111734 Brief
Dynamic relationship between corruption and youth unemployment : empirical evidences from a system GMM approach (English)
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SEP 29, 2016 WPS7842 Policy Research Working Paper
Short- and long-term effects of a child-labor ban (English)
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AUG 15, 2016 WPS7796 Policy Research Working Paper
Global health workforce labor market projections for 2030 (English)
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AUG 10, 2016 WPS7790 Policy Research Working Paper
Can wage subsidies boost employment in the wake of an economic crisis ? evidence from Mexico (English)
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MAR 17, 2016 WPS7607 Policy Research Working Paper
Malaysia - Economic monitor : immigrant labor (English)
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DEC 01, 2015 102131 Working Paper
Bangladesh - Country partnership framework FY2016-2020 : executive summary (English)
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OCT 01, 2015 100526 Working Paper
Promoting active aging in Russia : working longer and more productively (English)
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SEP 12, 2015 99504 Working Paper
The impact of private sector internship and training on urban youth in Kenya (English)
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AUG 27, 2015 WPS7404 Policy Research Working Paper
China - Integrated Economic Development of Small Towns Project : resettlement plan : Resettlement action plan for Xiantang Town, Dongyuan County, Heyuan City (English)
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JUL 16, 2015 SFG1226 Resettlement Plan
Catching up to the technological frontier? : understanding firm-level innovation and productivity in Kenya (English)
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MAR 06, 2015 94671 Working Paper
The Aftermath of the 2008 global financial crisis in the Eastern Caribbean : The impact on the St Lucia labor market (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 94766 Working Paper
Lebanon - Urban Transport Development Project : procurement plan (English)
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FEB 15, 2015 94504 Procurement Plan
Internal Audit Vice Presidency (ADVP) : FY15 second quarter activity report (English)
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FEB 04, 2015 94158 Board Report
Argentina - Youth Employment Support project : chair summary (English)
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JAN 15, 2015 93726 Board Summary
Africa - Agricultural Productivity Program for Southern Africa (APPSA) : procurement plan (English)
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JAN 08, 2015 93000 Procurement Plan
Vietnam - Transmission Efficiency Project : procurement plan (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 94035 Procurement Plan
Russian Federation - Forest Fire Response Project : procurement plan (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 94856 Procurement Plan
Africa - West and Central Africa Air Transport Safety & Security Project (English)
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DEC 12, 2014 ICR2031 Implementation Completion and Results Report