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Informality : Why Is It So Widespread and How Can It Be Reduced? (English)

In a typical developing country, about 70 percent of workers and 30 percent of production are informal. Informality is a cause and a consequence of the lack of economic and institutional development. ... See More +

Brief 133110 DEC 19, 2018

Loayza,Norman V. Disclosed

A Resurgent East Asia : Navigating a Changing World (English)

East Asia has been a paragon of global development success. The dramatic transformation of the region over the past half century—with a succession of countries having progressed from low-income to middle-income and even to high-income status—has been built on what has come to be known as the “East Asian development model.” ... See More +

Publication 132849 DEC 01, 2018

Mason,Andrew D.; Shetty,Sudhir Disclosed

Working Under Pressure : Improving Labor Productivity through Financial Innovation (English)

In developing countries, financial transfers within social and kin networks are ubiquitous and frequent. Though these transfers have social benefits, pressure to redistribute income can introduce a disincentive to work by reducing the payoff of exerting effort. ... See More +

Brief 132959 DEC 01, 2018

Carranza,Eliana; Donald,Aletheia Amalia; Grosset,Florian; Kaur,Supreet Disclosed

Disclosable Version of the ISR - OECS Regional Agriculture Competitiveness Project - P158958 - Sequence No : 03 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR34769 NOV 20, 2018

Tumurdavaa,Bayarsaikhan Disclosed

Official Documents- Administration Arrangement with DFID for Contribution to TF073170 (English)

Trust Fund Administrative Agreement NOV 19, 2018

LEGRL Disclosed

Trade Liberalization and Integration of Domestic Output Markets in Brazil (English)

This paper describes how different policy distortions have been impeding better integration of Brazil's external and internal product markets and discusses how these distortions have prevented domestic firms from benefiting from multiple sources of efficiency gains. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8600 OCT 03, 2018

Reis,Jose Guilherme; Iootty De Paiva Dias,Mariana; Signoret,Jose E.; Goodwin,Tanja K.; Martinez Licetti,Martha; Duhaut,Alice; Lall,Somik V. Disclosed

Yemen Economic Monitoring Brief (English)

Yemen has been experiencing political instability since 2011 and open conflict since late 2014. As a result, the social and institutional fabric in Yemen has witnessed increasing disintegration. ... See More +

Brief 130967 OCT 01, 2018

Arabic Disclosed

India's Growth Story (English)

India has attained much economic success in the past three decades. Yet an economic deceleration in recent years has generated worried commentaries about the country's growth outlook. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8599 OCT 01, 2018

Ahmad,Junaid Kamal; Blum,Florian Michael; Gupta,Poonam; Jain,Dhruv Disclosed

Pathways to Better Jobs in IDA Countries : Findings from Jobs Diagnostics (English)

This report documents cross-country findings from analysis conducted by World Bank staff working on Jobs Diagnostics. It identifies some key insights for policy makers to take into account when designing policies and programs for inclusive growth. ... See More +

Working Paper 130463 OCT 01, 2018

Merotto,Dino Leonardo; Weber,Michael; Aterido,Reyes Disclosed

Myanmar's Future Jobs : Embracing Modernity : Main Report (English)

Notes in this report present the nature of jobs in each sector (except the public sector), the challenges to improving these sectors, and recommended policies to develop sector-specific jobs strategies. ... See More +

Working Paper 129754 SEP 04, 2018

Cunningham,Wendy; Munoz Moreno,Rafael; Rahardja,Sjamsu; Hollweg,Claire Honore; Leao,Izabela; Ekanayake,Indira Janaki; Ahmed,Md Mansur; Amin, Mohammed; Rab,Habib Nasser; Yoong,Pui Shen Disclosed

Kyrgyz Republic : Developing Agri-Food Value Chains (Russian)

The prevalence of small farmers and small-scale agri-food processors creates unique challenges for agri-food value-chain development in Kyrgyzstan. ... See More +

Working Paper 130297 SEP 01, 2018

Hakobyan,Artavazd; Tuchschneider,David; Koshmatov,Talaibek Torokulovich English Disclosed

Kyrgyz Republic : Developing Agri-Food Value Chains (English)

The prevalence of small farmers and small-scale agri-food processors creates unique challenges for agri-food value-chain development in Kyrgyzstan. ... See More +

Working Paper 130297 SEP 01, 2018

Hakobyan,Artavazd; Tuchschneider,David; Koshmatov,Talaibek Torokulovich Russian Disclosed

Growth and Productivity in the Philippines : Winning the Future (English)

To achieve the AmBisyon Natin 2040, the Philippines needs to triple its income per capita in the next two decades. The AmBisyon Natin 2040 is the government’s plan to transform the country into a prosperous middle-class society free of poverty by 2040. ... See More +

Working Paper 130056 SEP 01, 2018

Qian,Rong; Warwick,Mara K.; Diop,Ndiame; Hansl,Birgit; Cruz,Kevin Thomas Garcia; Bruckner,Markus; Chua,Kevin C.; Lazaro,Karen Annette Ducat; Galang,Roberto Martin Nolan; Garcia,Andres F.; Miralles,Graciela; Iootty,Mariana; Pennings,Steven Michael; Guzman,Jorge P.; Kim,Young Eun; Devadas,Sharmila; Nguyen,Ha Minh Disclosed

Mozambique – jobs diagnostic (Portuguese)

The report focuses on the challenge of Mozambique's jobs transition: how to accelerate the shift into higher value-added activities and better livelihoods. ... See More +

Working Paper 129408 AUG 01, 2018

Lachler,Ulrich; Walker,David Ian English Disclosed

Mozambique – jobs diagnostic (English)

The report focuses on the challenge of Mozambique's jobs transition: how to accelerate the shift into higher value-added activities and better livelihoods. ... See More +

Working Paper 129408 AUG 01, 2018

Lachler,Ulrich; Walker,David Ian Portuguese Disclosed

Who are America's star firms? (English)

There is wide spread concern about a growing gap between top-performing publicly listed firms and the rest of the economy and the implications of this for rising inequality in the U.S. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8534 JUL 13, 2018

Ayyagari,Meghana; Demirguc-Kunt,Asli; Maksimovic,Vojislav Disclosed

Enterprise skills and firm performance in Zambia (Vol. 2) : Evidence from structural equation modeling of a skills demand model (English)

The objective of this Note is to investigate the skills that formal sector Zambian firms demand, the skill deficits they face, the strategies that firms may use to mitigate skill deficits, and their impacts on firm performance. ... See More +

Working Paper 128911 JUL 01, 2018

Cao,Xiaonan; Saeki,Hiroshi Disclosed

Enterprise skills and firm performance in Zambia : Evidence from structural equation modeling of a skills demand model - summary (English)

The objective of this Note is to investigate the skills that formal sector Zambian firms demand, the skill deficits they face, the strategies that firms may use to mitigate skill deficits, and their impacts on firm performance. ... See More +

Working Paper 128911 JUL 01, 2018

Disclosed

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

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Informality : Why Is It So Widespread and How Can It Be Reduced? (English)
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DEC 19, 2018 133110 Brief
A Resurgent East Asia : Navigating a Changing World (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 132849 Publication
Working Under Pressure : Improving Labor Productivity through Financial Innovation (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 132959 Brief
Disclosable Version of the ISR - OECS Regional Agriculture Competitiveness Project - P158958 - Sequence No : 03 (English)
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NOV 20, 2018 ISR34769 Implementation Status and Results Report
Official Documents- Administration Arrangement with DFID for Contribution to TF073170 (English)
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NOV 19, 2018 Trust Fund Administrative Agreement
Trade Liberalization and Integration of Domestic Output Markets in Brazil (English)
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OCT 03, 2018 WPS8600 Policy Research Working Paper
Yemen Economic Monitoring Brief (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 130967 Brief Arabic
India's Growth Story (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 WPS8599 Policy Research Working Paper
Pathways to Better Jobs in IDA Countries : Findings from Jobs Diagnostics (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 130463 Working Paper
Myanmar's Future Jobs : Embracing Modernity : Main Report (English)
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SEP 04, 2018 129754 Working Paper
Kyrgyz Republic : Developing Agri-Food Value Chains (Russian)
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SEP 01, 2018 130297 Working Paper English
Kyrgyz Republic : Developing Agri-Food Value Chains (English)
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SEP 01, 2018 130297 Working Paper Russian
Growth and Productivity in the Philippines : Winning the Future (English)
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SEP 01, 2018 130056 Working Paper
Mozambique – jobs diagnostic (Portuguese)
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AUG 01, 2018 129408 Working Paper English
Mozambique – jobs diagnostic (English)
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AUG 01, 2018 129408 Working Paper Portuguese
Who are America's star firms? (English)
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JUL 13, 2018 WPS8534 Policy Research Working Paper
Enterprise skills and firm performance in Zambia (Vol. 2) : Evidence from structural equation modeling of a skills demand model (English)
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JUL 01, 2018 128911 Working Paper
Enterprise skills and firm performance in Zambia : Evidence from structural equation modeling of a skills demand model - summary (English)
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JUL 01, 2018 128911 Working Paper
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