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Jobs and growth : Brazil’s productivity agenda (English)

Brazil enters the election year 2018 with an economy that is gradually recovering from the deepest recession in its recent economic history. This book is motivated by the need to understand the possible drivers of future income and employment growth. ... See More +

Publication 127626 JUN 29, 2018

Dutz,Mark Andrew; Amorim,Vivian De Fatima; Araujo,Jorge A. De Thompson R.; Arias,Diego; Byskov,Steen; Calice,Pietro; Cirera,Xavier; Clarke,Roland N.; Contini,Elisio; Duhaut,Alice; Noronha Farinelli,Barbara Cristina; Goodwin,Tanja K.; Iootty,Mariana; Lall,Somik V.; Martinez Licetti,Martha; Morris,Michael-000013367; Nucifora,Antonio; Olinto,Pedro; Packard,Truman G.; Qian,Rong; Reis,Jose Guilherme; PONTUAL RIBEIRO, EDUARDO; Signoret,Jose E.; Toman,Michael A.; Vieira,Pedro Abel; Vijil,Mariana Portuguese Disclosed

Jobs and growth : Brazil’s productivity agenda (Portuguese)

Brazil enters the election year 2018 with an economy that is gradually recovering from the deepest recession in its recent economic history. This book is motivated by the need to understand the possible drivers of future income and employment growth. ... See More +

Publication 127626 JUN 29, 2018

Dutz,Mark Andrew; Amorim,Vivian De Fatima; Araujo,Jorge A. De Thompson R.; Arias,Diego; Byskov,Steen; Calice,Pietro; Cirera,Xavier; Clarke,Roland N.; Contini,Elisio; Duhaut,Alice; Noronha Farinelli,Barbara Cristina; Goodwin,Tanja K.; Iootty,Mariana; Lall,Somik V.; Martinez Licetti,Martha; Morris,Michael-000013367; Nucifora,Antonio; Olinto,Pedro; Packard,Truman G.; Qian,Rong; Reis,Jose Guilherme; PONTUAL RIBEIRO, EDUARDO; Signoret,Jose E.; Toman,Michael A.; Vieira,Pedro Abel; Vijil,Mariana English Disclosed

Business environment and firm performance in European lagging regions (English)

This paper explores the relationship between the regional business environment, lagging regions, and firm performance in four European countries: Italy, Poland, Romania, and Spain. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8281 DEC 18, 2017

Hallak,Issam; Farole,Thomas; Harasztosi,Peter; Tan,Shawn Weiming Disclosed

Lending for jobs operations (English)

This paper develops a general framework to inform the design of a new generation of jobs lending operations. The paper discusses the rationale for developing jobs focused lending operations with specific targets in terms of job creation, job quality, and labor markets outcomes for vulnerable population groups. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 121983 DEC 01, 2017

Robalino,David A.; Tokle,Siv Elin Disclosed

West Bank and Gaza - Assistance Strategy for the period FY18-21 (Arabic)

This document outlines the World Bank Group (WBG) Assistance Strategy for the West Bank and Gaza during FY18-21, developed jointly by the World Bank, IFC and MIGA. ... See More +

Country Assistance Strategy Document 115201 NOV 06, 2017

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Doing Business 2018 : reforming to create jobs - Armenia (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 120823 NOV 01, 2017

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Kerala - Jobs (English)

Most people in Kerala work off the farm, with nearly two-thirds of the workforce engaged in wage employment. But, many among them earn casual wages. ... See More +

Brief 119247 JUN 20, 2017

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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

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Punjab - Jobs (English)

Contrary to popular perception, over two-thirds of Punjab’s labor force works off the farm, among the highest levels of non-farm employment in the country. ... See More +

Brief 119259 JUN 20, 2017

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Assam - Jobs (English)

People in Assam are increasingly moving off the farm and into other kinds of work. Nonetheless, half of Assam’s workforce is still on the farm. ... See More +

Brief 119139 JUN 20, 2017

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Maharashtra - Jobs (English)

People in Maharashtra are gradually moving off the farm and into other kinds of work. Since 2005, job growth in Maharashtra, led by services, has been higher than in many other states. ... See More +

Brief 119253 JUN 20, 2017

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Karnataka - Jobs (English)

People in Karnataka are increasingly moving away from farm jobs. Since 2005, most new jobs were created in the services sector, leading to an increase in the share of salaried jobs in the state. ... See More +

Brief 119188 JUN 20, 2017

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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

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Employment multipliers over the business cycle (English)

This paper estimates dynamic employment multipliers in a U.S. county during 1998-2015. On average, one exogenous tradable job gain creates 1.1 jobs in the rest of the county economy in the same year, but is offset by losses of 0.23 job one year later and 0.32 job two years later. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8105 JUN 19, 2017

Nguyen,Ha Minh; Soh,Jiaming Disclosed

Cote d'Ivoire jobs diagnostic : employment, productivity, and inclusion for poverty reduction : Emploi, productivité et inclusion pour réduire la pauvreté : un diagnostic de la situation de l'emploi en Côte d'Ivoire (French)

After a decade of crisis and stellar economic growth over the past five years, Côte d’Ivoire has now set its sight on becoming an emerging economy. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS13233 FEB 01, 2017

Christiaensen,Luc (Editor); Premand,Patrick (Editor) English Disclosed

Assessing private sector contributions to job creation : a Bank case study in a Latin American country (English)

International Finance Corporation (IFC) partners with local financial institutions to increase access to finance for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and to expand the breadth and depth of services banks provide to these firms. ... See More +

Brief 119856 JAN 01, 2017

Kopyta,Maria; Domenech Porcar,Luis 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

Jobs in value chains - Zambia : opportunities in agribusiness (English)

This study analyzes from a jobs perspective two high potential value chains (VCs) in Zambia’s agribusiness sector poultry and aquaculture. With more than 50 percent of workers and over 80 percent of poor Zambians recording themselves in agriculture in the 2010 population census, raising agricultural productivity is a determinant to reduce poverty. ... See More +

Working Paper 115801 JAN 01, 2017

Krishnan,Sudha Bala; Peterburs,Teresa Anna Maria Disclosed

Zambia jobs diagnostic : volume 2 – policy framework (English)

Jobs need to be at the heart of economic development policies in Zambia. Recognizing the role of jobs in making Zambia a more equal middle-income country, the Government of Zambia has prioritized job creation in its Vision 2030 and National Strategy on Job Creation and Industrialization by setting a goal to create one million jobs in key sectors over the next five years. ... See More +

Working Paper 115778 JAN 01, 2017

Krishnan,Sudha Bala; Merotto,Dino Leonardo; Peterburs,Teresa Anna Maria; Walker,David Ian Disclosed

Cote d'Ivoire jobs diagnostic : employment, productivity, and inclusion for poverty reduction (English)

After a decade of crisis and stellar economic growth over the past five years, Côte d’Ivoire has now set its sight on becoming an emerging economy. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS13233 JAN 01, 2017

Christiaensen,Luc (Editor); Premand,Patrick (Editor) French Disclosed

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Jobs and growth : Brazil’s productivity agenda (English)
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JUN 29, 2018 127626 Publication Portuguese
Jobs and growth : Brazil’s productivity agenda (Portuguese)
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JUN 29, 2018 127626 Publication English
Business environment and firm performance in European lagging regions (English)
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DEC 18, 2017 WPS8281 Policy Research Working Paper
Lending for jobs operations (English)
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DEC 01, 2017 121983 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
West Bank and Gaza - Assistance Strategy for the period FY18-21 (Arabic)
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NOV 06, 2017 115201 Country Assistance Strategy Document English
Doing Business 2018 : reforming to create jobs - Armenia (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 120823 Working Paper
Kerala - Jobs (English)
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JUN 20, 2017 119247 Brief
Tamil Nadu - Jobs (English)
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JUN 20, 2017 119266 Brief
Punjab - Jobs (English)
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JUN 20, 2017 119259 Brief
Assam - Jobs (English)
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JUN 20, 2017 119139 Brief
Maharashtra - Jobs (English)
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JUN 20, 2017 119253 Brief
Karnataka - Jobs (English)
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JUN 20, 2017 119188 Brief
Himachal Pradesh - Jobs (English)
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JUN 20, 2017 119182 Brief
Employment multipliers over the business cycle (English)
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JUN 19, 2017 WPS8105 Policy Research Working Paper
Cote d'Ivoire jobs diagnostic : employment, productivity, and inclusion for poverty reduction : Emploi, productivité et inclusion pour réduire la pauvreté : un diagnostic de la situation de l'emploi en Côte d'Ivoire (French)
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FEB 01, 2017 AUS13233 Working Paper English
Assessing private sector contributions to job creation : a Bank case study in a Latin American country (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 119856 Brief
Tajikistan Jobs Diagnostic: Strategic Framework for Jobs (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 112666 Working Paper Russian
Jobs in value chains - Zambia : opportunities in agribusiness (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 115801 Working Paper
Zambia jobs diagnostic : volume 2 – policy framework (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 115778 Working Paper
Cote d'Ivoire jobs diagnostic : employment, productivity, and inclusion for poverty reduction (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 AUS13233 Working Paper French