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Economic analysis of jobs investment projects : guidance note (English)

This Note systematizes the economic evaluation of Jobs Investment Projects. It explains the limitations of past approaches that have regarded jobs only as a by-product of growth. ... See More +

Working Paper 119112 AUG 01, 2017

Robalino,David A.; Walker,David Ian 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 we 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 115360 APR 21, 2017

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

Firm dynamics and job creation in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (English)

Good jobs are in short supply in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Sustainable, better employment opportunities must come from higher labor demand from a dynamic and internationally competitive private sector, the result of an advanced economic transition from a state controlled to a market led economy. ... See More +

Working Paper 112197 JAN 23, 2017

Koettl-Brodmann,Johannes; Johansson De Silva,Sara; Kupets,Olga Disclosed

An integrated framework for jobs in fragile and conflict situations (English)

Jobs are a high priority for development and stability in fragile and conflict-affected situations. Jobs contribute to poverty reduction, productivity and economic growth, and can promote social cohesion and reduce the risk of violence. ... See More +

Working Paper 108777 JAN 01, 2016

Von Der Goltz,Jan; Hallward-Driemeier,Mary C.; Piffaretti,Nadia Fernanda; Rutkowski,Michal J.; Jha,Saroj Kumar Disclosed

Transitioning to better jobs in the Kyrgyz Republic : a jobs diagnostic (Russian)

This report takes an in-depth look at the development of jobs in the Kyrgyz Republic over the past decade to understand why the country has not realized better job outcomes. ... See More +

Working Paper 99777 SEP 18, 2015

Sattar,Sarosh; Keller,Jennifer L.; Baibagysh Uulu,Aibek Disclosed

Transitioning to better jobs in the Kyrgyz Republic : a jobs diagnostic (English)

This report takes an in-depth look at the development of jobs in the Kyrgyz Republic over the past decade to understand why the country has not realized better job outcomes. ... See More +

Working Paper 99777 SEP 18, 2015

Sattar,Sarosh; Keller,Jennifer L.; Baibagysh Uulu,Aibek Disclosed

Turkey - Do job training programs help people find jobs? : Turquie - Les programmes de formation professionnelle aident-ils à trouver un emploi? (French)

Jobs are critical to ending the cycle of poverty because they give people the opportunity to support themselves and their families. Policymakers focused on helping people move into the workforce often turn to vocational training and retraining programs. ... See More +

Brief 92255 OCT 01, 2014

Hirshleifer,Sarojini; Mckenzie,David J.; Almeida,Rita Kullberg; Ridao-Cano,Cristobal Disclosed

Partnering with a jobs placement NGO boosts employment in Yemen (English)

IFC is working with the Yemen Education for Employment Foundation (YEFE) to increase employment among the country’s women and college-educated youth, two segments of society with higher than average unemployment rates. ... See More +

Brief 112714 JUN 01, 2013

Disclosed