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The value of reference letters (English)

This paper shows that reference letters from former employers alleviate information asymmetries about workers' skills and improve both match quality and equity in the labor market. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8266 DEC 11, 2017

Abel,Simon Martin; Burger,Rulof Petrus; Piraino,Patrizio Disclosed

Internal borders and migration in India (English)

Internal mobility is a critical component of economic growth and development, as it enables the reallocation of labor to more productive opportunities across sectors and regions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8244 NOV 20, 2017

Ozden,Caglar; Kone,Zovanga Louis; Mattoo,Aaditya; Liu,Maggie Y.; Sharma,Siddharth Disclosed

Labor adjustment costs across sectors and regions (English)

This paper estimates the mobility costs of workers across sectors and regions in a large sample of developing countries. The paper develops a new methodology that uses cross-sectional data only. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8233 NOV 02, 2017

Vargas Da Cruz,Marcio Jose; Milet,Emmanuel Michel Stephane; Olarreaga,Marcelo Disclosed

Doing Business 2018 : reforming to create jobs - Germany (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 120879 NOV 01, 2017

Disclosed

Doing Business 2018 : reforming to create jobs - Denmark (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 120882 NOV 01, 2017

Disclosed

Local job creation multipliers in Turkey (English)

This note examines job multiplier effects to help guide policy makers in the design of future incentive schemes targeted at boosting employment by using a methodology from Moretti (2010) and Moretti and Thulin (2013). ... See More +

Brief 120955 NOV 01, 2017

Turkish Disclosed

Practical solutions for addressing labor-related barriers to Bhutan's private employment growth (English)

This note provides practical solutions for addressing the labor-related barriers that impede Bhutan's private sector employment growth: (i) lack of workers with relevant experience and skills, (ii) restrictions on employing non-Bhutanese workers, and (iii) lack of interest among Bhutanese workers in private sector employment opportunities (Enterprise Survey 2015). ... See More +

Working Paper 121485 NOV 01, 2017

Denisova,Anastasiya; Santini,Massimiliano; Rajbhandary,Jasmine Disclosed

A toolkit for out-of-court workouts (Arabic)

A Toolkit for Out-of-Court Workouts was created to achieve two objectives: (1) to provide policy makers with tools to develop a corporate restructuring framework and culture in their country; and (2) to help stakeholders implement informal corporate restructuring principles to try to rescue failing enterprises. ... See More +

Working Paper 121753 NOV 01, 2017

English Disclosed

Indonesia’s global workers : juggling opportunities and risks : Pekerja Global Indonesia : Antara Peluang dan Risiko (Bahasa (Indonesian))

International labor migration is an important sector of the Indonesian economy in its own right, requiring commensurate efforts to improve its professionalism as a sector and instill modernization across its various components to maximize its potential for the benefit of all stakeholders.This report aims to point towards the best policy mix for Indonesia’s various international migrant worker groups who face widely differing risks and gain diverse economic benefits from migration. ... See More +

Working Paper 121691 NOV 01, 2017

English Disclosed

Productivity and health : alternative productivity estimates using physical activity (English)

This paper investigates an alternative proxy for individual worker productivity in physical work settings: a direct measure of physical activity using an accelerometer. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8228 OCT 30, 2017

Akogun,Oladele B; Dillon,Andrew S.; Friedman,Jed; Prasann,Ashesh; Serneels,Pieter Maria Disclosed

Jobs umbrella multidonor trust fund annual report 2017 (English)

The Jobs Umbrella Multidonor Trust Fund (MDTF) is a financing instrument that supports the World Bank Group’s jobs strategy to contribute to the twin goals of reducing poverty and ensuring inclusive growth in the world’s poorest countries. ... See More +

Annual Report 120474 OCT 16, 2017

Robalino,David A.; Mahmood,Fareeba; Tokle,Siv Elin; Gonzalez, Alvaro; Madhvani,Sonia; Parikh,Vismay Bharat; Yan, Emily (Beibei) Disclosed

Mexico - Social Protection System Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 120701 OCT 13, 2017

Disclosed

Bridging the intention-behavior gap ? the effect of plan-making prompts on job search and employment (English)

The paper tests the effects of plan-making on job search and employment. In a field experiment with unemployed youths, participants who complete a detailed job search plan increase the number of job applications submitted (by 15 percent) but not the time spent searching, consistent with intention-behavior gaps observed at baseline. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8181 SEP 06, 2017

Abel,Simon Martin; Carranza,Eliana; Burger,Rulof Petrus; Piraino,Patrizio Disclosed

Investment Climate Assessment of Bhutan: Removing Constraints to Private Sector Development to Enable the Creation of More and Better Jobs (English)

The 2017 Investment Climate Assessment of Bhutan provides a detailed assessment of firm performance and constraints as they enter, operate, and exit domestic and international markets. ... See More +

Investment Climate Assessment (ICA) 120144 SEP 01, 2017

Santini,Massimiliano; Tran,Trang Thu; Beath,Andrew Disclosed

Solutions for youth employment : strategic plan June 2017 (English)

The S4YE mission is to develop innovative solutions to youth employment, through practical research and active engagement with public and private stakeholders to enable solutions at scale. ... See More +

Brief 118274 AUG 10, 2017

Disclosed

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

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

Results of the World Bank's RAS program in Romania, 2012-2015 (English)

In October 2015, the World Bank Romania Country Office commissioned an evaluation of its reimbursable advisory services (RAS) program for the 2012-2015 period. ... See More +

Working Paper 119451 JUL 17, 2017

Roberts,Dawn; Torkos,Andras Tamas Disclosed

Understanding the effects of the Taxa de Longo Prazo (TLP) reform in Brazil (Portuguese)

The creation of the Taxa de Longo Prazo (TLP) to substitute the Taxa de Juros de Longo Prazo (TJLP), as envisaged in the, Provisional Decree (Medida Provisoria) N. 777 debated in the Brazilian Congress can have significant impact on Brazil’s economic performance. ... See More +

Working Paper 117812 JUL 01, 2017

Byskov,Steen; Clavijo,Mateo Disclosed

Paraguay jobs diagnostic : the dynamic transformation of employment (Spanish)

Jobs are central to economic development. Economies grow when more people work, when jobs become more productive, and when workers move to better jobs, e.g., from low productivity farm work into jobs in the modern manufacturing or services sectors, or from remote rural areas to urban centers with greater specialization and more job opportunities. ... See More +

Working Paper 117270 JUL 01, 2017

Ruppert Bulmer,Elizabeth N.; Watson,Samantha Maria; De Padua,David Keith Santos Disclosed

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The value of reference letters (English)
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DEC 11, 2017 WPS8266 Policy Research Working Paper
Internal borders and migration in India (English)
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NOV 20, 2017 WPS8244 Policy Research Working Paper
Labor adjustment costs across sectors and regions (English)
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NOV 02, 2017 WPS8233 Policy Research Working Paper
Doing Business 2018 : reforming to create jobs - Germany (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 120879 Working Paper
Doing Business 2018 : reforming to create jobs - Denmark (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 120882 Working Paper
Local job creation multipliers in Turkey (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 120955 Brief Turkish
Practical solutions for addressing labor-related barriers to Bhutan's private employment growth (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 121485 Working Paper
A toolkit for out-of-court workouts (Arabic)
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NOV 01, 2017 121753 Working Paper English
Indonesia’s global workers : juggling opportunities and risks : Pekerja Global Indonesia : Antara Peluang dan Risiko (Bahasa (Indonesian))
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NOV 01, 2017 121691 Working Paper English
Productivity and health : alternative productivity estimates using physical activity (English)
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OCT 30, 2017 WPS8228 Policy Research Working Paper
Jobs umbrella multidonor trust fund annual report 2017 (English)
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OCT 16, 2017 120474 Annual Report
Mexico - Social Protection System Project : procurement plan (English)
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OCT 13, 2017 120701 Procurement Plan
Bridging the intention-behavior gap ? the effect of plan-making prompts on job search and employment (English)
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SEP 06, 2017 WPS8181 Policy Research Working Paper
Investment Climate Assessment of Bhutan: Removing Constraints to Private Sector Development to Enable the Creation of More and Better Jobs (English)
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SEP 01, 2017 120144 Investment Climate Assessment (ICA)
Solutions for youth employment : strategic plan June 2017 (English)
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AUG 10, 2017 118274 Brief
Coding bootcamps : building future-proof skills through rapid skills training (English)
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AUG 01, 2017 118627 Working Paper
Economic analysis of jobs investment projects : guidance note (English)
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AUG 01, 2017 119112 Working Paper
Results of the World Bank's RAS program in Romania, 2012-2015 (English)
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JUL 17, 2017 119451 Working Paper
Understanding the effects of the Taxa de Longo Prazo (TLP) reform in Brazil (Portuguese)
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JUL 01, 2017 117812 Working Paper
Paraguay jobs diagnostic : the dynamic transformation of employment (Spanish)
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JUL 01, 2017 117270 Working Paper