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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

Tunisia - Youth Economic Inclusion Project (English)

The objective of the Youth Economic Inclusion Project for Tunisia is to improve economic opportunities for targeted disadvantaged youth in the selected Governorates of the Borrower. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD2221 AUG 21, 2017

Disclosed

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

Paraguay jobs diagnostic : the dynamic transformation of employment (Vol. 2) : Summary (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

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

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

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

Haryana - Jobs (English)

Haryana’s people are increasingly employed in the non-farm sectors of the economy. After 2005, most new jobs in Haryana were created in construction and services. ... See More +

Brief 119153 JUN 20, 2017

Disclosed

Himachal Pradesh - Jobs (English)

Most of Himachal Pradesh’s people are engaged in farming. Non-farm jobs account for a lower share of employment than in most other states. Over two-thirds of Himachal Pradesh’s workforce is self-employed, and very few of the rest have salaried jobs. ... See More +

Brief 119182 JUN 20, 2017

Disclosed

Tamil Nadu - Jobs (English)

People in Tamil Nadu are increasingly moving off the farm and into other kinds of work such as construction. But, while growth in non-farm jobs has been positive, it has been slow. ... See More +

Brief 119266 JUN 20, 2017

Disclosed

Uttarakhand - Jobs (English)

Large numbers of Uttarakhand’s people are shifting away from farm jobs to other kinds of work. As a result, today, the share of those engaged in non-farm work in Uttarakhand is similar to the national average. ... See More +

Brief 119332 JUN 20, 2017

Disclosed

Monitoring and evaluation of jobs operations (English)

The Jobs M&E Toolkit provides a package of resources for project teams and clients to support mainstreaming the Jobs Agenda in World Bank Group (WBG) lending operations. ... See More +

Working Paper 119131 JUN 01, 2017

Krishnan,Sudha Bala; Karlen,Raphaela Beatrice; Peterburs,Teresa Anna Maria; Tokle,Siv Elin Disclosed

West Bank and Gaza - Second Finance for Jobs Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social management framework (English)

The development objective of the Second Finance for Jobs Project for West Bank and Gaza is to test the effectiveness of selected financial interventions in incentivizing private sector investment and job creation. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG3163 MAR 01, 2017

Ridenour,Stefanie Lynn Disclosed

West Bank and Gaza - Second Finance for Jobs Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 2) : إطار الأدارة البيئية والمجتمعية : ملخص تنفيذي (Arabic)

The development objective of the Second Finance for Jobs Project for West Bank and Gaza is to test the effectiveness of selected financial interventions in incentivizing private sector investment and job creation. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG3163 MAR 01, 2017

Ridenour,Stefanie Lynn Disclosed

Tajikistan Jobs Diagnostic: Strategic Framework for Jobs (English)

Tajikistan’s economy is not creating sufficient jobs for its rapidly growing workforce, in particular its burgeoning youth population. As a result, its most valuable asset – human capital – is largely underutilized. ... See More +

Working Paper 112666 JAN 01, 2017

Strokova,Victoria; Ajwad,Mohamed Ihsan Russian Disclosed

Not just more, but better : fostering quality of employment for women (English)

Despite progress on women’s labor force participation in the past few decades, there remain persistent gender gaps across multiple dimensions of job quality. ... See More +

Working Paper 113175 JAN 01, 2017

Datta,Namita; Kotikula,Aphichoke Disclosed

Small and medium enterprises : key driver for growth and jobs in South Asia (English)

Forty million new jobs need to be created in South Asia by 2016 to absorb newcomers in the labor market. Small and medium enterprises will be the main providers of these jobs. ... See More +

Working Paper 112826 JAN 01, 2017

Disclosed

Job quality and poverty in Latin America (English)

Labor market dynamics have played a significant role in the remarkable social gains experienced across Latin America over the recent past. Assessing the quality of employment, beyond the perspective of income, to include other fundamental aspects of jobs --such as whether jobs are secure, provide benefits, or allow human capital accumulation -- can shed light on the sustainability of these achievements. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7927 DEC 21, 2016

Brummund,Peter; Mann,Christopher Ryan; Rodriguez Castelan,Carlos Disclosed

The public/private wage differential in the land of gross national happiness (English)

In Bhutan, the public sector is usually seen as the most desirable employer. This study asks if this can be attributed to public sector employees receiving higher wages than comparable private sector workers. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7925 DEC 19, 2016

Schmillen,Achim Daniel Disclosed

Matchmaking in Nairobi : the role of land use (English)

Well-functioning cities reduce the economic distance between people and economic opportunities. Cities thrive because they enable matchmaking -- among people, among firms, and between people and job opportunities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7904 DEC 05, 2016

Avner,Paolo; Lall,Somik V. Disclosed

Kenya - Youth Employment and Opportunities Project : vulnerable and marginalized groups framework (English)

The development objective of the Youth Employment and Opportunities Project for Kenya is to increase employment and earnings opportunities for targeted youths. ... See More +

Indigenous Peoples Plan SFG1895 NOV 01, 2016

Bett,Joyce Cheruto Disclosed

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Labor adjustment costs across sectors and regions (English)
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NOV 02, 2017 WPS8233 Policy Research Working Paper
Tunisia - Youth Economic Inclusion Project (English)
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AUG 21, 2017 PAD2221 Project Appraisal Document
Nigeria - Growth and Employment Project : restructuring (English)
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AUG 01, 2017 RES25557 Project Paper
Paraguay jobs diagnostic : the dynamic transformation of employment (Vol. 2) : Summary (Spanish)
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JUL 01, 2017 117270 Working Paper
Paraguay jobs diagnostic : the dynamic transformation of employment (English)
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JUL 01, 2017 117270 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
Haryana - Jobs (English)
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JUN 20, 2017 119153 Brief
Himachal Pradesh - Jobs (English)
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JUN 20, 2017 119182 Brief
Tamil Nadu - Jobs (English)
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JUN 20, 2017 119266 Brief
Uttarakhand - Jobs (English)
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JUN 20, 2017 119332 Brief
Monitoring and evaluation of jobs operations (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 119131 Working Paper
West Bank and Gaza - Second Finance for Jobs Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social management framework (English)
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MAR 01, 2017 SFG3163 Environmental Assessment
West Bank and Gaza - Second Finance for Jobs Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 2) : إطار الأدارة البيئية والمجتمعية : ملخص تنفيذي (Arabic)
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MAR 01, 2017 SFG3163 Environmental Assessment
Tajikistan Jobs Diagnostic: Strategic Framework for Jobs (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 112666 Working Paper Russian
Not just more, but better : fostering quality of employment for women (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 113175 Working Paper
Small and medium enterprises : key driver for growth and jobs in South Asia (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 112826 Working Paper
Job quality and poverty in Latin America (English)
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DEC 21, 2016 WPS7927 Policy Research Working Paper
The public/private wage differential in the land of gross national happiness (English)
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DEC 19, 2016 WPS7925 Policy Research Working Paper
Matchmaking in Nairobi : the role of land use (English)
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DEC 05, 2016 WPS7904 Policy Research Working Paper
Kenya - Youth Employment and Opportunities Project : vulnerable and marginalized groups framework (English)
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NOV 01, 2016 SFG1895 Indigenous Peoples Plan