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Nigeria - Growth and Employment Project : restructuring (English)

The development objective of the Growth and Employment Project for Nigeria is to increase growth and employment in participating states. The purpose of the level-two restructuring is to make the following adjustments: (a) changes to components and costs: component A, improved investment climate, which used to be 100 percent funded by United Kingdom (UK) Department for International Development (DFID) will now benefit from International Development Association (IDA) funding in the amount of United States (U.S.) 5 million dollars; (b) special drawing rights (SDR) 3,615,000 (equivalent U.S. 5 million dollars) will be reallocated from category 1 to category 6 for component A, improved investment climate; SDR 21,760,000 (U.S. 30 million dollars) for the small and medium enterprise (SME) investment fund will be allocated from proceeds under category 1 (Gds, Wks, non-consulting services, consultant services, training, workshops and study tours under A3, A4, BI.1-4, BII), category 2 (Gds, consultant services including study tours, workshops and study tours, and operating costs under part C of the project), category 3 (grants for subprojects) and category 4 (project preparation fund) to a newly created category 5 under sub-component B.III; (c) modifications in the results framework to: (i) revise indicators and make them more realistic, measurable, and in line with the project activities; (ii) drop some indicators that are no longer relevant and revise targets for increased realism; and (iii) provide intermediate level indicators to reflect projects achievements more accurately and new ones that are relevant to the new sub-component BIII; and (d) extension of the project closing date by 12 months and 23 days, from September 7, 2018 to September 30, 2019, to ensure accelerated implementation and allow the new SME investment fund to be functional and achieve results in line with the project development objectives. ... See More +

Project Paper RES25557 AUG 01, 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

Mongolia - Employment Support Project (English)

The development objective of Employment Support Project for Mongolia is to provide jobseekers and micro-entrepreneurs in Mongolia with improved access to labor market opportunities. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD2172 APR 06, 2017

Disclosed

El Salvador - Income Support and Employability Project (English)

Ratings for the Income Support and Employability Project for El Salvador were as follows: outcomes were satisfactory, the risk to development outcome was substantial, the Bank performance was satisfactory, and the Borrower performance was also satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3976 FEB 22, 2017

Disclosed

Bangladesh - Leveraging ICT for Growth, Employment and Governance Project : additional financing and restructuring (English)

The objective of the Leveraging ICT for Growth, Employment and Governance Project for Bangladesh is to: (i) catalyze the growth of Bangladesh’s IT/ITES industry for employment creation and export diversification; and (ii) establish basic e-Government foundations to support public sector modernization. ... See More +

Project Paper PAD1990 SEP 29, 2016

Disclosed

Promoting women’s employment opportunities in China’s healthcare sector (English)

IFC works with Chindex, a leading private healthcare network in China, to promote women at all levels of its operations. Founded by two women, including its current CEO, Chindex is dedicated to empowering its female staff through leadership and training initiatives. ... See More +

Brief 112751 JUN 01, 2013

Disclosed

Industrialization, employment and poverty (English)

The literature review provides evidence for the significance of the manufacturing sector as an engine of growth, employment creation and poverty reduction. ... See More +

Working Paper 116578 NOV 02, 2012

Kumar,Ruchira Disclosed

Urban 'Novostroiki' settlements in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic : issues and options : Urban 'Novostroiki' settlements in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic (English)

The primary purpose of this study was to profile residents and living conditions in novostroiki, or the rapidly growing areas of new self-built construction ringing Bishkek where more than one fourth of city residents now live, in order to identify the major problems and areas for potential future Bank and donor engagement. ... See More +

Working Paper 111646 APR 01, 2007

Katakura,Yoko; Hamilton,Ellen Disclosed