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Doing Business 2018 : reforming to create jobs - Kuwait (English)

Doing Business 2018 is the 15th in a series of annual reports investigating the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. ... See More +

Working Paper 120934 NOV 01, 2017

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Coding bootcamps : building future-proof skills through rapid skills training (English)

This report studies coding bootcamps. A new kind of rapid skills training program for the digital age. Coding bootcamps are typically short-term (three to six months), intensive and applied training courses provided by a third party that crowdsources the demand for low-skills tech talent. ... See More +

Working Paper 118627 AUG 01, 2017

Mulas,Victor; Paradi-Guilford,Cecilia Maria; Allende Letona,Elene; Dalphond, Zhenia Viatchaninova Disclosed

Can job training decrease women’s self-defeating biases ? experimental evidence from Nigeria (English)

Occupational segregation is a central contributor to the gap between male and female earnings worldwide. As new sectors of employment emerge, a key question is whether this pattern is replicated. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8141 JUL 10, 2017

Croke,Kevin; Goldstein,Markus P.; Holla,Alaka Disclosed

Does the adoption of complex software impact employment composition and the skill content of occupations ? evidence from Chilean firms (English)

A major concern with the rapid spread of technology is that it replaces some jobs, displacing workers. However, technology may raise firm productivity, generating more jobs. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8110 JUN 23, 2017

Almeida,Rita Kullberg; Fernandes,Ana Margarida; Viollaz,Mariana Disclosed

Economywide and sectoral impacts on workers of Brazil’s internet rollout (English)

This paper is a study of the effect of Brazil's staggered Internet rollout between 2000 and 2014 on municipality employment and wages. The study uses a new, annual data set on Internet availability from the Brazil school census, with the assumption that the share of schools that have Internet access in each municipality reflects the general accessibility of Internet connections. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8042 APR 26, 2017

Dutz,Mark Andrew; Mation,Lucas Ferreira; O'Connell,Stephen; Willig,Robert D. Disclosed

The Little Data Book on Information and Communication Technology 2017 (English)

Since the late 1990s access to information and communication technologies (ICTs) has seen tremendous growth—driven primarily by the wireless technologies and liberalization of telecommunications markets Mobile communications have evolved from simple voice and text services to diversified innovative applications and mobile broadband Internet In 2016, there were more than 7.3 billion mobile-cellular subscriptions worldwide Globally, 3.5 billion people were using the Internet, of which 2. 5 billion were from developing countries Mobile-broadband subscriptions have risen constantly to reach 3. 6 billion, while the number of fixed broadband subscriptions reached more than 884 million during the same period. ... See More +

Working Paper 120992 JAN 01, 2017

Disclosed

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

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

Project Paper RES14921 MAY 15, 2016

Disclosed

Boosting tech innovation ecosystems in cities : a framework for growth and sustainability of urban tech innovation ecosystems (English)

Cities are emerging as hubs of technological innovation. This is characterized by an ongoing shift from technology parks in suburban areas, to entrepreneurial activity within cities. ... See More +

Working Paper 100899 NOV 01, 2015

Mulas,Victor; Minges,Michael; Applebaum,Hallie Rocklin Disclosed

Rwanda - Employment and jobs study (English)

Fast growth in Rwanda since the turn of the century has been accompanied by solid poverty reduction. Between 2000 and 2013, gross domestic product (GDP) grew at eight percent per year, resulting in a 170 percent increase in real GDP. ... See More +

Working Paper 96504 JUN 01, 2015

Bundervoet,Tom; Handjiski,Borko; Merotto,Dino Leonardo; Paci,Pierella; Ranzani,Marco; Blankespoor,Brian; Ishihara,Yoichiro; Nishiuchi,Toru Disclosed

Information and communication technologies for jobs in the Pacific (English)

The Pacific region is in the midst of an information and communications technology (ICT) revolution in which small island countries are increasingly connected to the global economy. ... See More +

Working Paper 96218 MAY 01, 2015

Beschorner,Natasha; Kuek,Siou Chew; Narimatsu,Junko Disclosed

Transformation-ready : using ICT to fast-track Africa’s development path (English)

The evidence of information and communication technologies (ICTs’) impact on a country’s economy and growth is becoming increasingly clear. Recent World Bank research shows that a 10 percent increase in mobile phone subscribers leads to a 0.8 percent increase in economic growth. ... See More +

Working Paper 101712 JAN 01, 2015

Disclosed

Congo, Democratic Republic of - ICT4Gov project uses participatory budgeting and telecommunications to build transparency and accountability (English)

This Results Profile focuses on participatory budgeting and telecommunications to build transparency and accountability in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). ... See More +

Brief 93639 NOV 06, 2012

Disclosed

Pakistan - Enhancing service delivery in districts across Punjab (English)

This Results Profile talks about enhancing service delivery in districts across Punjab in Pakistan. In order to overcome widespread civic cynicism caused by petty corruption, the World Bank is working with government officials and politicians in Pakistan's Punjab Province to create a proactive management culture that seeks out citizens' feedback using mobile phone technology. ... See More +

Brief 93638 NOV 01, 2012

Disclosed

Growing Innovation - Supporting new technologies and entrepreneurs through infoDev's network of specialized business incubators : Mayor innovación - Apoyo a nuevas tecnologías y empresarios mediante infoDev, una red especializada de incubadoras de empresas (Spanish)

This Results Profile talks about supporting new technologies and entrepreneurs through infoDev's network of specialized business incubator, a global partnership program within the Financial and Private Sector Development Network of the World Bank Group. ... See More +

Brief 93588 MAY 23, 2012

Disclosed

Easing doing business processes - The Malawi experience (English)

This Results Profile talks about Business Environment Strengthening Technical Assistance Project in Malawi. Private sector development in Malawi was constrained by several factors such as unreliable electricity, shortage of skilled personnel, expensive and restricted access to credit, and a difficult regulatory environment. ... See More +

Brief 96395 APR 13, 2012

Disclosed

Kyrgyz Republic - Reducing Technical Barriers for Entrepreneurship and Trade (RTBET) (Russian)

Brief 97025 JUL 15, 2006

Disclosed

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Doing Business 2018 : reforming to create jobs - Kuwait (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 120934 Working Paper
Coding bootcamps : building future-proof skills through rapid skills training (English)
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AUG 01, 2017 118627 Working Paper
Can job training decrease women’s self-defeating biases ? experimental evidence from Nigeria (English)
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JUL 10, 2017 WPS8141 Policy Research Working Paper
Does the adoption of complex software impact employment composition and the skill content of occupations ? evidence from Chilean firms (English)
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JUN 23, 2017 WPS8110 Policy Research Working Paper
Economywide and sectoral impacts on workers of Brazil’s internet rollout (English)
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APR 26, 2017 WPS8042 Policy Research Working Paper
The Little Data Book on Information and Communication Technology 2017 (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 120992 Working Paper
Bangladesh - Leveraging ICT for Growth, Employment, and Governance Project : restructuring (English)
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MAY 15, 2016 RES14921 Project Paper
Boosting tech innovation ecosystems in cities : a framework for growth and sustainability of urban tech innovation ecosystems (English)
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NOV 01, 2015 100899 Working Paper
Mexico - Information Technology Sector Development Project : procurement plan : Mexico - Proyecto de Tecnología de la Información para el Desarrollo del Sector : plan de adquisiciones (Spanish)
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AUG 07, 2015 100331 Procurement Plan
Rwanda - Employment and jobs study (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 96504 Working Paper
Information and communication technologies for jobs in the Pacific (English)
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MAY 01, 2015 96218 Working Paper
Transformation-ready : using ICT to fast-track Africa’s development path (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 101712 Working Paper
Armenia - E-Society and Innovation for Competitiveness Project : special purpose financial statements and independent auditor's report for the year ended December 31, 2014 (English)
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DEC 31, 2014 99548 Auditing Document
Congo, Democratic Republic of - ICT4Gov project uses participatory budgeting and telecommunications to build transparency and accountability (English)
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NOV 06, 2012 93639 Brief
Pakistan - Enhancing service delivery in districts across Punjab (English)
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NOV 01, 2012 93638 Brief
Growing Innovation - Supporting new technologies and entrepreneurs through infoDev's network of specialized business incubators : Mayor innovación - Apoyo a nuevas tecnologías y empresarios mediante infoDev, una red especializada de incubadoras de empresas (Spanish)
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MAY 23, 2012 93588 Brief
Easing doing business processes - The Malawi experience (English)
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APR 13, 2012 96395 Brief
Kyrgyz Republic - Reducing Technical Barriers for Entrepreneurship and Trade (RTBET) (Russian)
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JUL 15, 2006 97025 Brief