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Stronger together : intra-household cooperation and household welfare in Malawi (English)

It has long been recognized that household decision-making may not result in outcomes consistent with the unitary household model. Within the collective bargaining framework, consumption decisions would be driven by the spouse with greater bargaining power, while the outcomes would still be Pareto efficient. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8043 APR 26, 2017

Mccarthy,Nancy; Kilic,Talip Disclosed

Resource rents, coercion, and local development : evidence from post-apartheid South Africa (English)

This paper examines how the dismantling of coercive institutions associated with the end of apartheid in South Africa in 1994 affected the distribution of rents from natural resource exports. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7572 FEB 22, 2016

Bastos,Paulo S. R.; Bottan,Nicolas Luis Disclosed

Labor market regulations and outcomes in Sweden : a comparative analysis of recent trends (English)

This paper analyzes recent trends in Sweden's labor market regulations in relation to comparator economies and examines the relationship between labor market regulations and outcomes. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7229 APR 02, 2015

Ulku,Hulya; Muzi,Silvia Disclosed

Official Documents- First Amendment to the Disbursement Letter for Credit 5010-GH and SRF-CF TF010425 (English)

Disbursement Letter NOV 14, 2014

Mwenda,Edith Ruguru Disclosed

Why firms avoid cutting wages : survey evidence from European firms (English)

Firms very rarely cut nominal wages, even in the face of considerable negative economic shocks. This paper uses a unique survey of fourteen European countries to ask firms directly about the incidence of wage cuts and to assess the relevance of a range of potential reasons for why the firms avoid cutting wages. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6976 JUL 01, 2014

Du Caju, Philip; Kosma, Theodora; Lawless, Martina; Messina, Julian; Room, Tairi Disclosed

Statement by Mr. Guy Ryder at the 89th meeting of the Development Committee held on April 12, 2014. (English)

This is a statement by Mr. Guy Ryder, Director-General, International Labour Organization, at the eighty-ninth meeting of the Development Committee held on April 12, 2014. ... See More +

Board Report 86972 APR 12, 2014

Ryder, Guy Disclosed

The foundations of macroprudential regulation : a conceptual roadmap (English)

This paper examines the conceptual foundations of macroprudential policy by reviewing the literature on financial frictions from a policy perspective that systematically links state interventions to market failures. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6575 AUG 01, 2013

de la Torre, Augusto; Ize, Alain Disclosed

The Chrysler effect : the impact of the Chrysler bailout on borrowing costs (English)

Did the U.S. government's intervention in the Chrysler reorganization overturn bankruptcy law? Critics argue that the government-sponsored reorganization impermissibly elevated claims of the auto union over those of Chrysler's other creditors. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5462 OCT 01, 2010

Anginer, Deniz; Warburton, A. Joseph Disclosed

Key characteristics of employment regulation in the Middle East and North Africa (English)

This note provides a general background of the main features of labor regulation in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and benchmarks them against international best practices. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 55674 JUL 01, 2010

Angel-Urdinola, Diego F.; Kuddo, Arvo; Disclosed

Measure and improve your labor standards performance : performance standard 2 handbook for labor and working conditions (English)

IFC has published Measure and Improve Your Labor Standards Performance, a handbook for the implementation of IFC's Performance Standard 2 (PS2). ... See More +

Working Paper 62629 JUN 01, 2010

Hwang,Jane C.; Moss,Craig Allan Disclosed

Project Agreement for TF096109, Conformed (English)

Agreement MAR 24, 2010

Uprety,Kishor Disclosed

India shining and Bharat drowning: comparing two Indian states to the worldwide distribution in mathematics achievement (English)

This paper uses student answers to publicly released questions from an international testing agency together with statistical methods from Item Response Theory to place secondary students from two Indian states -Orissa and Rajasthan -on a worldwide distribution of mathematics achievement. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4644 JUN 01, 2008

Das, Jishnu; Zajonc, Tristan Disclosed

Labor institutions, labor-management relations, and social dialogue in Africa : policy note (English)

This note is based on a research paper by the same title written by Philippe Alby (University of Toulouse and ARQADE), Jean-Paul Azam (Institut Universitaire de France and IDEI ) and Sandrine Rospabé (University of Rennes, CREM). ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 38142 NOV 01, 2006

French

Bosnia and Herzegovina - Labor market update : the role of industrial relations (English)

This report identifies recent developments in the labor market in Bosnia and Herzegovina and by focusing on industrial relations, aims to provide new policy insights. ... See More +

Other Social Protection Study 32650 DEC 01, 2005

Bosnian Disclosed

Joint report World Bank/IMF/International Trade Union Movement Technical Meeting on Labor Markets, November 6-7, 2003 (English)

The Technical Meeting on Labor Market Reform focused on international labor market trends and policy issues related to labor market regulations, informality, and collective bargaining. ... See More +

Working Paper 42003 NOV 06, 2003

Disclosed

Unions and collective bargaining - economic effects in a global environment (English)

The development of industrial relations in different countries, can be essential in their efforts to balance competitiveness, with equitable wages, and improved working conditions. ... See More +

Publication 24730 JAN 01, 2002

Aidt, Toke; Tzannatos, Zafiris

The cost and benefits of collective bargaining : a survey (English)

Collective bargaining and dispute resolution mechanisms facilitate coordination. Coordination is increasingly seen as an influential determinant of labor market and macroeconomic performance. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 23309 SEP 30, 2001

Aidt, Toke; Tzannatos, Zafiris Disclosed

Wage effects of unions and industrial councils in South Africa (English)

In South Africa, unions which played a crucial in the country's transition from apartheid, are coming under fire. Some argue that a high union wage premium, and the industrial council system are important causes of inflexibility in South Africa's labor market. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2520 JAN 31, 2001

Butcher, Kristin F.; Rouse, Cecilia Elena

The millers' tale : a rice industry revives (English)

In 1997, millers in Battambang Province - Cambodia's "rice basket" - came together to form the country's first professional association of rice millers under the United Nations' Cambodia Rehabilitation and Regeneration Project (CARERE). ... See More +

Newsletter 21005 SEP 30, 2000

The development of an agricultural union in Mali : increasing levels of local empowerment (English)

In the early 1990s, the village associations (AV) in the Koutiala regions of southern Mali had an issue to sort out with the Malian Textile Company (CMDT) and won the case. ... See More +

Brief 19314 JUN 30, 1999

Easton, Peter; Belloncle, Guy; Coulibaly, Cheibane French Disclosed

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Stronger together : intra-household cooperation and household welfare in Malawi (English)
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APR 26, 2017 WPS8043 Policy Research Working Paper
Resource rents, coercion, and local development : evidence from post-apartheid South Africa (English)
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FEB 22, 2016 WPS7572 Policy Research Working Paper
Labor market regulations and outcomes in Sweden : a comparative analysis of recent trends (English)
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APR 02, 2015 WPS7229 Policy Research Working Paper
Official Documents- First Amendment to the Disbursement Letter for Credit 5010-GH and SRF-CF TF010425 (English)
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NOV 14, 2014 Disbursement Letter
Why firms avoid cutting wages : survey evidence from European firms (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6976 Policy Research Working Paper
Statement by Mr. Guy Ryder at the 89th meeting of the Development Committee held on April 12, 2014. (English)
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APR 12, 2014 86972 Board Report
The foundations of macroprudential regulation : a conceptual roadmap (English)
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AUG 01, 2013 WPS6575 Policy Research Working Paper
The Chrysler effect : the impact of the Chrysler bailout on borrowing costs (English)
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OCT 01, 2010 WPS5462 Policy Research Working Paper
Key characteristics of employment regulation in the Middle East and North Africa (English)
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JUL 01, 2010 55674 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Measure and improve your labor standards performance : performance standard 2 handbook for labor and working conditions (English)
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JUN 01, 2010 62629 Working Paper
Project Agreement for TF096109, Conformed (English)
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MAR 24, 2010 Agreement
India shining and Bharat drowning: comparing two Indian states to the worldwide distribution in mathematics achievement (English)
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JUN 01, 2008 WPS4644 Policy Research Working Paper
Labor institutions, labor-management relations, and social dialogue in Africa : policy note (English)
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NOV 01, 2006 38142 Working Paper (Numbered Series) French
Bosnia and Herzegovina - Labor market update : the role of industrial relations (English)
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DEC 01, 2005 32650 Other Social Protection Study Bosnian
Joint report World Bank/IMF/International Trade Union Movement Technical Meeting on Labor Markets, November 6-7, 2003 (English)
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NOV 06, 2003 42003 Working Paper
Unions and collective bargaining - economic effects in a global environment (English)
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JAN 01, 2002 24730 Publication
The cost and benefits of collective bargaining : a survey (English)
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SEP 30, 2001 23309 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Wage effects of unions and industrial councils in South Africa (English)
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JAN 31, 2001 WPS2520 Policy Research Working Paper
The millers' tale : a rice industry revives (English)
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SEP 30, 2000 21005 Newsletter
The development of an agricultural union in Mali : increasing levels of local empowerment (English)
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JUN 30, 1999 19314 Brief French