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Digital technology adoption and jobs : a model of firm heterogeneity (English)

This paper develops a theoretical framework that expands the task-based models of technical progress and labor markets to allow for firm heterogeneity and wages that vary across firms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8326 JAN 31, 2018

Brambilla,Irene Disclosed

Investment in ICT, productivity, and labor demand : the case of Argentina (English)

This paper explores the impact of the adoption of information and communications technology on firm performance and labor market outcomes using a firm survey from the manufacturing sector in Argentina. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8325 JAN 31, 2018

Brambilla,Irene; Tortarolo,Darío Disclosed

Egypt - Emergency Labor Intensive Investment Project (English)

Ratings for the Emergency Labor Intensive Investment Project for Egypt were as follows: outcomes were satisfactory, the risk to development outcome was low or negligible, the Bank performance was satisfactory, and the monitoring and evaluation quality was substantial. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR4201 DEC 18, 2017

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

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

Missing skills : results of the skills module of the Moldovan Labor Market Forecast Survey (English)

Moldovan employers report that inadequate technical skills, poor work ethic, and lack of motivation among the workforce have a negative impact on the performance of their firms. ... See More +

Working Paper 121666 NOV 01, 2017

Levin,Victoria; Rutkowski,Jan J.; Bargu,Ali Disclosed

What are the effects of expanding a social pension program on extreme poverty and labor supply ? evidence from Mexico's pension program for the elderly (English)

In 2013, Mexico's Social Pension Program for the Elderly was expanded by changing its eligibility threshold from age 70 to age 65. Using pooled cross-sectional data from Mexico's National Household Income and Expenditure Survey, the exogenous variation around eligibility age was exploited to uncover the causal effects of this expansion on extreme poverty and labor supply of the newly eligible population, and to explore potential transmission mechanisms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8229 OCT 30, 2017

Avila Parra,Clemente; Escamilla Guerrero,David Ricardo Disclosed

Precarious drop : reassessing patterns of female labor force participation in India (English)

This paper uses successive rounds of National Sample Survey Organization data from 1993-94 to 2011-12, and draws from census data. This paper (i) provides a description of nearly two decades of patterns and trends in female labor force participation in India; (ii) estimates the extent of the recent decline in female labor force participation; and (iii) examines and assesses the contribution of various demographic and socioeconomic factors in explaining the female labor force participation decision and the recent the drop. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8024 APR 04, 2017

Andres,Luis Alberto; Dasgupta,Basab; Joseph,George; Abraham,Vinoj; Correia,Maria C. Disclosed

Western Balkans Labor Market Trends 2017 (English)

Labor markets in the Western Balkan countries, comprising Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, FYR Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia, are characterized by low employment rates and high unemployment. ... See More +

Working Paper 113922 APR 01, 2017

Vidovic, Hermine; Koettl-Brodmann,Johannes; Mara, Isilda; Posadas,Josefina Disclosed

Statement of loans for March 2017 : South Asia Region (English)

Working Paper 114515 MAR 31, 2017

Disclosed

Statement of loans for March 2017 : East Asia and Pacific (English)

Working Paper 114513 MAR 31, 2017

Disclosed

Statement of loans for March 2017 : Africa (English)

Working Paper 114512 MAR 31, 2017

Disclosed

Labour mobility: the ten billion dollar prize (English)

This is a background paper to the Pacific Possible report. The paper proposes a series reforms to enhance labor mobility opportunities for Pacific Island countries. ... See More +

Publication 119105 FEB 01, 2017

Curtain,Richard Leigh; Dornan,Matthew Selwyn; Doyle,Jesse Jon Gerome; Howes,Stephen Disclosed

Jordan - Support Building Active Labor Market Program Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 109887 NOV 01, 2016

Disclosed

Results of the Kosovo 2015 : labour force survey : Anketa o radnoj snazi : rezultati za Kosovo 2015 (Serbian)

The Kosovo Agency of Statistics (KAS) began conducting the Labor Force Survey (LFS) in 2001 and then undertook LFS on an almost annual basis until 2009. ... See More +

Working Paper 108798 JUN 01, 2016

English Disclosed

Employer voices, employer demands, and implications for public skills development policy connecting the labor and education sectors (English)

Educators believe that they are adequately preparing youth for the labor market while at the same time employers lament the students’ lack of skills. ... See More +

Journal Article 120314 FEB 01, 2016

Cunningham,Wendy; Villasenor,Paula Disclosed

2016 Malawi Investment Climate : A Review of Challenges Faced by the Private Sector (English)

The World Bank conducts investment climate assessments (ICAs) across the globe to analyze private sector performance and to determine principal constraints affecting the private sector in respective countries. ... See More +

Investment Climate Assessment (ICA) 121524 JAN 01, 2016

Chilima,Efrem Zephnath; Record,Richard James Lowden; Mwanza,William Nyambo; Clarke,George R. Disclosed

Kazakhstan - Labor market outcomes : achievements and remaining challenges (English)

This note presents a detailed analysis of jobs in Kazakhstan at the macro and individual levels, including regional and socio-economic disparities. ... See More +

Working Paper 116376 JAN 01, 2016

Strokova,Victoria; Elzir,Angela; Margolis,David Disclosed

Bhutan’s labor market : toward gainful quality employment for all (English)

The Royal Government of Bhutan (RGoB) places great emphasis on the creation of a sufficient number of high-quality jobs to achieve full employment. ... See More +

Working Paper 110896 JAN 01, 2016

Schmillen,Achim Daniel; Rajbhandary,Jasmine; Denisova,Anastasiya; Kuddo,Arvo; Mete,Cem; Moubarak,Amr S.; Weber,Michael Disclosed

Forever young? Swaziland country brief (English)

The demographic transition took up in the late 1970s in Swaziland, brought about by a sustained fall in total fertility rate. As a response to the drop in infant and child mortality (falling by over 60 per cent between 1950 and 1990), the average number of children per woman has declined from 6.7 in 1950 to 3.2 in 2015. ... See More +

Brief 108993 JAN 01, 2016

Disclosed

Bangladesh - Northern Areas Reduction-Of-Poverty Initiative Project : audited financial statements and auditor's report as on June 30, 2015 (English)

Auditing Document 110568 JUN 30, 2015

Disclosed

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Digital technology adoption and jobs : a model of firm heterogeneity (English)
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JAN 31, 2018 WPS8326 Policy Research Working Paper
Investment in ICT, productivity, and labor demand : the case of Argentina (English)
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JAN 31, 2018 WPS8325 Policy Research Working Paper
Egypt - Emergency Labor Intensive Investment Project (English)
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DEC 18, 2017 ICR4201 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Practical solutions for addressing labor-related barriers to Bhutan's private employment growth (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 121485 Working Paper
Missing skills : results of the skills module of the Moldovan Labor Market Forecast Survey (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 121666 Working Paper
What are the effects of expanding a social pension program on extreme poverty and labor supply ? evidence from Mexico's pension program for the elderly (English)
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OCT 30, 2017 WPS8229 Policy Research Working Paper
Precarious drop : reassessing patterns of female labor force participation in India (English)
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APR 04, 2017 WPS8024 Policy Research Working Paper
Western Balkans Labor Market Trends 2017 (English)
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APR 01, 2017 113922 Working Paper
Statement of loans for March 2017 : South Asia Region (English)
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MAR 31, 2017 114515 Working Paper
Statement of loans for March 2017 : East Asia and Pacific (English)
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MAR 31, 2017 114513 Working Paper
Statement of loans for March 2017 : Africa (English)
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MAR 31, 2017 114512 Working Paper
Labour mobility: the ten billion dollar prize (English)
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FEB 01, 2017 119105 Publication
Jordan - Support Building Active Labor Market Program Project : procurement plan (English)
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NOV 01, 2016 109887 Procurement Plan
Results of the Kosovo 2015 : labour force survey : Anketa o radnoj snazi : rezultati za Kosovo 2015 (Serbian)
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JUN 01, 2016 108798 Working Paper English
Employer voices, employer demands, and implications for public skills development policy connecting the labor and education sectors (English)
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FEB 01, 2016 120314 Journal Article
2016 Malawi Investment Climate : A Review of Challenges Faced by the Private Sector (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 121524 Investment Climate Assessment (ICA)
Kazakhstan - Labor market outcomes : achievements and remaining challenges (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 116376 Working Paper
Bhutan’s labor market : toward gainful quality employment for all (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 110896 Working Paper
Forever young? Swaziland country brief (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 108993 Brief
Bangladesh - Northern Areas Reduction-Of-Poverty Initiative Project : audited financial statements and auditor's report as on June 30, 2015 (English)
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JUN 30, 2015 110568 Auditing Document