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Job Creation and Labor Productivity in Mauritius (English)

Mauritius has experienced substantial economic growth and accomplished an unprecedented structural transformation since independence. The structural transformation of the economy has brought about significant poverty reduction, but has also contributed to increase inequality. ... See More +

Working Paper 138222 JUN 01, 2019

Tandrayen-Ragoobur,Verena Kannaigee; Bergmann,Friedrich; Ranzani,Marco Disclosed

Disclosable Version of the ISR - Honduras Rural Competitiveness Project - P101209 - Sequence No : 24 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR37188 MAY 31, 2019

Garcia,Augusto Disclosed

Turkey Country Economic Memorandum : Firm Productivity and Economic Growth (English)

Turkey’s pace of income convergence has globally been one of the most remarkable of the past fifteen years. Sustaining growth and improvements in living standards in Turkey will require higher productivity in the economy. ... See More +

Working Paper 136458 APR 29, 2019

Varela,Gonzalo J.; Rab,Habib Nasser; Makovec,Mattia; Kilinc,Umut; Atas,Erdem; Polat,Beyza; Kouame,Auguste Tano; Mahajan,Sandeep; Francis,David C.; Divanbeigi,Raian; Yasar,Pinar Disclosed

Reforms and External Imbalances : The Labor-Productivity Connection in the Middle East and North Africa : الإصلاحات والاختلالات الخارجية : ارتباط إنتاجية العمل في الشرق الأوسط وشمال إفريقيا (Arabic)

World Bank economists expect economic growth in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) to continue at a modest pace of about 1.5 to 3.5 percent during 2019-2021, with some laggards and a few emerging growth stars. ... See More +

Working Paper 135625 APR 05, 2019

Arezki,Rabah; Lederman,Daniel; Abou Harb,Amani; Fan,Yuting; Nguyen,Ha Minh; Mottaghi,Lili; Wood,Christina A. English, French Disclosed

Reforms and External Imbalances : The Labor-Productivity Connection in the Middle East and North Africa (English)

World Bank economists expect economic growth in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) to continue at a modest pace of about 1.5 to 3.5 percent during 2019-2021, with some laggards and a few emerging growth stars. ... See More +

Working Paper 135625 APR 05, 2019

Arezki,Rabah; Lederman,Daniel; Abou Harb,Amani; Fan,Yuting; Nguyen,Ha Minh; Mottaghi,Lili; Wood,Christina A. Arabic, French Disclosed

Reforms and External Imbalances : The Labor-Productivity Connection in the Middle East and North Africa : Réformes et Déséquilibres Externes : Le Lien Entre Travail et Productivité au Moyen-Orient et en Afrique du Nord (French)

World Bank economists expect economic growth in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) to continue at a modest pace of about 1.5 to 3.5 percent during 2019-2021, with some laggards and a few emerging growth stars. ... See More +

Working Paper 135625 APR 05, 2019

Arezki,Rabah; Lederman,Daniel; Abou Harb,Amani; Fan,Yuting; Nguyen,Ha Minh; Mottaghi,Lili; Wood,Christina A. Disclosed

Bhutan Policy Note : Harnessing Spatial Opportunities in Agriculture for Economic Transformation (English)

Home to over 735,000 people, the Kingdom of Bhutan has achieved rapid economic growth and poverty reduction, despite the constraints of being a small, landlocked, and mountainous country. ... See More +

Working Paper 135657 MAR 27, 2019

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What Explains Latin America's Low Share of Industrial Employment ? (English)

This paper investigates the relative importance of different channels in explaining the low share of industrial employment in Latin America relative to the economies that employ a large share of the workforce in industry. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8791 MAR 25, 2019

Sinha,Rishabh Disclosed

Pakistan at 100 : Human Capital (English)

This policy note was prepared in parallel to the report Pakistan at hundred, Shaping the Future. The report Pakistan at the rate hundred discusses options to accelerate and sustain growth in Pakistan so that the country becomes an upper middle-income country when it turns hundred years old in 2047. ... See More +

Working Paper 135324 MAR 01, 2019

Ahmed, S. Amer; Cho,Yoonyoung; Fasih,Tazeen Disclosed

Macro and Micro Features of Successful Economic Convergence : The Case of Poland (English)

This paper examines the patterns of growth of Poland, and its transition into high-income status over the past two decades from a macro and micro perspective. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 133617 JAN 09, 2019

Schiffbauer,Marc Tobias; Varela,Gonzalo J. Disclosed

Cambodia’s Future Jobs : Linking to the Economy of Tomorrow : Summary (Khmer)

Jobs are an important part of Cambodia’s story of development success. There are eight million jobs in Cambodia, and eighty percent of Cambodian adults above the age of fifteen are working in contrast to 62.5 percent of adults in East Asia Pacific region. ... See More +

Working Paper 141416 JAN 01, 2019

Cunningham,Wendy; Hollweg,Claire Honore; Buba,Johanne; Chea,Marong; Lathapipat,Dilaka; Lee,Une J.; Ong Lopez,Anne Beline Chua; Ly,Sodeth; Nguyen,Lan; Shrestha,Maheshwor; Sanchez Martin,Miguel Eduardo English Disclosed

Cambodia’s Future Jobs : Linking to the Economy of Tomorrow : Summary (English)

Jobs are an important part of Cambodia’s story of development success. There are eight million jobs in Cambodia, and eighty percent of Cambodian adults above the age of fifteen are working in contrast to 62.5 percent of adults in East Asia Pacific region. ... See More +

Working Paper 141416 JAN 01, 2019

Cunningham,Wendy; Hollweg,Claire Honore; Buba,Johanne; Chea,Marong; Lathapipat,Dilaka; Lee,Une J.; Ong Lopez,Anne Beline Chua; Ly,Sodeth; Nguyen,Lan; Sanchez,Miguel; Shrestha,Maheshwor; Sanchez Martin,Miguel Eduardo Khmer Disclosed

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

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 +

132959 DEC 01, 2018

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

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

High-Growth Firms: Rising Tide Lifts All Boats (English)

How do high-growth firms affect the rest of the economy? This paper explores this question using Hungarian administrative microdata. It finds evidence of stronger productivity growth for firms supplying and operating in industries with more high-growth firms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8642 NOV 09, 2018

De Nicola,Francesca; Murakozy,Balazs; Tan,Shawn Weiming Disclosed

Servicification of Manufacturing and Boosting Productivity through Services Sector Reform in Turkey (English)

There is a global trend toward more production, use, and sale of services by manufacturing firms. This phenomenon is known as the servicification of manufacturing. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8643 NOV 09, 2018

Haven,Thomas Edward; Van Der Marel,Erik Leendert 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

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Job Creation and Labor Productivity in Mauritius (English)
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JUN 01, 2019 138222 Working Paper
Disclosable Version of the ISR - Honduras Rural Competitiveness Project - P101209 - Sequence No : 24 (English)
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MAY 31, 2019 ISR37188 Implementation Status and Results Report
Turkey Country Economic Memorandum : Firm Productivity and Economic Growth (English)
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APR 29, 2019 136458 Working Paper
Reforms and External Imbalances : The Labor-Productivity Connection in the Middle East and North Africa : الإصلاحات والاختلالات الخارجية : ارتباط إنتاجية العمل في الشرق الأوسط وشمال إفريقيا (Arabic)
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APR 05, 2019 135625 Working Paper English, French
Reforms and External Imbalances : The Labor-Productivity Connection in the Middle East and North Africa (English)
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APR 05, 2019 135625 Working Paper Arabic, French
Reforms and External Imbalances : The Labor-Productivity Connection in the Middle East and North Africa : Réformes et Déséquilibres Externes : Le Lien Entre Travail et Productivité au Moyen-Orient et en Afrique du Nord (French)
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APR 05, 2019 135625 Working Paper
Bhutan Policy Note : Harnessing Spatial Opportunities in Agriculture for Economic Transformation (English)
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MAR 27, 2019 135657 Working Paper
What Explains Latin America's Low Share of Industrial Employment ? (English)
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MAR 25, 2019 WPS8791 Policy Research Working Paper
Pakistan at 100 : Human Capital (English)
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MAR 01, 2019 135324 Working Paper
Macro and Micro Features of Successful Economic Convergence : The Case of Poland (English)
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JAN 09, 2019 133617 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Cambodia’s Future Jobs : Linking to the Economy of Tomorrow : Summary (Khmer)
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JAN 01, 2019 141416 Working Paper English
Cambodia’s Future Jobs : Linking to the Economy of Tomorrow : Summary (English)
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JAN 01, 2019 141416 Working Paper Khmer
Informality : Why Is It So Widespread and How Can It Be Reduced? (English)
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DEC 19, 2018 133110 Brief
Working Under Pressure : Improving Labor Productivity through Financial Innovation (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 132959
A Resurgent East Asia : Navigating a Changing World (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 132849 Publication
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
High-Growth Firms: Rising Tide Lifts All Boats (English)
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NOV 09, 2018 WPS8642 Policy Research Working Paper
Servicification of Manufacturing and Boosting Productivity through Services Sector Reform in Turkey (English)
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NOV 09, 2018 WPS8643 Policy Research Working Paper
Trade Liberalization and Integration of Domestic Output Markets in Brazil (English)
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OCT 03, 2018 WPS8600 Policy Research Working Paper