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Why do Indonesian Men and Women Choose Undocumented Migration? Exploring Gender Differences in Labor Migration Patterns (English)

Migrant workers are a key part of Indonesia’s economy. The equivalent of almost 7 percent of Indonesia’s labor force, an estimated 9 million people, work overseas and in 2016, over IDR 159 trillion (US dollar 11.2 billion) was sent back to Indonesia in the form of remittances. ... See More +

Brief 142531 OCT 01, 2019

Disclosed

Migration and Remittances : The Impacts of a Government Intermediated International Migration Program (English)

This report evaluates the impacts of a government intermediated temporary international migration program on the migrants and their families. In 2012, governments of Malaysia and Bangladesh initiated a government intermediated worker recruitment scheme for Bangladeshi men to migrate for work in the palm-oil sector of Malaysia. ... See More +

Working Paper 139686 JAN 01, 2019

Sharif,Iffath Anwar; Shrestha,Maheshwor; Mobarak,Ahmed Mushfiq Disclosed

Can Information Influence the Social Insurance Participation Decision of China's Rural Migrants? (English)

This paper uses a randomized information intervention to shed light on whether poor understanding of social insurance, both the process of enrolling and costs and benefits, drives the relatively low rates of participation in urban health insurance and pension programs among China's rural-urban migrants. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8658 NOV 29, 2018

Giles,John T.; Meng,Xin; Xue,Sen; Zhao,Guochang Disclosed

Bilateral Arrangement of Temporary Labor Migration : Lessons from Korea’s Employment Permit System - Policy Brief (English)

Despite a moral argument for the need to embrace refugees and other migrants fleeing dire conditions of war, conflict, violence, oppression, and extreme poverty, large influxes of migrants tend to reinforce alarmists’ calls against labor mobility. ... See More +

Working Paper 130024 SEP 01, 2018

Cho,Yoonyoung; Denisova,Anastasiya; Yi,Soonhwa; Khadka,Upasana Disclosed

Bilateral Arrangement of Temporary Labor Migration : Lessons from Korea’s Employment Permit System - Main Report (English)

The number of individuals who have crossed borders has mushroomed over recent years. The phenomenon of international migration, however, is heterogeneous in terms of the underlying motives and aspirations of migrants. ... See More +

Working Paper 130020 SEP 01, 2018

Cho,Yoonyoung; Denisova,Anastasiya; Yi,Soonhwa; Khadka,Upasana Disclosed

Tonga - Skills and Employment for Tongans Project (English)

The objective of the Skills and Employment for Tongans Project is to improve opportunities for secondary school progression and facilitate the transition to jobs in the domestic and overseas labor markets for Tongans. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD2432 AUG 07, 2018

Disclosed

China - CN-Chongqing Urban-Rural Integration Pro (English)

Implementation Completion Report Review ICRR0021166 MAY 22, 2018

IEG Review Team Disclosed

Migration and Remittances for Development in Asia (English)

Asia and the Pacific region experienced a dramatic rise in migration during the last few decades. The wave of migration increased from the 1970s when the oil price surge provided the impetus for the oil-producing Middle East to scale up their infrastructure investments. ... See More +

Publication 130000 MAY 01, 2018

Carrasco,Bruno; Ratha,Dilip K.; De,Supriyo; Murata,Akira; Ozaki,Mayumi; Patti,James P.; Plaza,Sonia; Sioson,Erica Paula; Yi,Soonhwa; Yousefi,Seyed Reza Disclosed

Migration and remittances - Recent developments and outlook : Special topic : transit migration (English)

This Migration and Development Brief reports global trends in migration and remittance flows, as well as developments related to the Global Compact on Migration (GCM), and the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) indicators for volume of remittances as percentage of gross domestic product (GDP) (SDG indicator 17.3.2), reducing remittance costs (SDG indicator 10.c.1) and recruitment costs (SDG indicator 10.7.1). ... See More +

Working Paper 125632 APR 01, 2018

Disclosed

Migration and remittances : recent developments and outlook - transit migration (English)

This Migration and Development Brief reports global trends in migration and remittance flows, as well as developments related to the Global Compact on Migration (GCM), and the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) indicators for volume of remittances as percentage of gross domestic product (GDP) (SDG indicator 17.3.2), reducing remittance costs (SDG indicator 10.c.1) and recruitment costs (SDG indicator 10.7.1). ... See More +

Brief 129443 APR 01, 2018

Ratha,Dilip K.; De,Supriyo; Schuettler,Kirsten; Seshan,Ganesh Kumar; Yameogo,Nadege Desiree Disclosed

Institutional assessment of migration systems in Bangladesh : initial findings meant to inform future areas for Bank support on policy reforms and capacity building (English)

This paper applies this structure to an assessment of the existing labor sending system in Bangladesh. Section one provides a quick overview of existing migrant flows from Bangladesh, key push and pull factors, and the migration of women. ... See More +

Working Paper 124726 MAR 26, 2018

Disclosed

China - Chongqing Urban-Rural Integration Project (English)

Ratings for the Chongqing Urban-Rural Integration Project for China were as follows: outcome was moderately unsatisfactory, Bank performance was moderately unsatisfactory, and monitoring and evaluation quality was modest. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR4173 FEB 08, 2018

Disclosed

Bangladesh - Safe migration for Bangladeshi workers (English)

Bangladesh has maintained an impressive track record on growth and development. However, even with a growing economy there is still widespread poverty and underemployment motivating many Bangladeshis to migrate in search of better opportunities. ... See More +

Brief 122943 JAN 01, 2018

Disclosed

Institutional assessment of migration systems in Bangladesh : initial findings meant to inform future areas for bank support on policy reforms or capacity building (English)

International labor migration is becoming an increasingly important employment strategy for developing countries. Labor surpluses and youth bulges paired with insufficient domestic job creation mean that for many countries, access to foreign labor markets is the only immediate answer to avoiding a significant increase in unemployment. ... See More +

Working Paper 124716 JAN 01, 2018

Disclosed

Internal borders and migration in India (English)

Internal mobility is a critical component of economic growth and development, as it enables the reallocation of labor to more productive opportunities across sectors and regions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8244 NOV 20, 2017

Kone,Zovanga Louis; Liu,Maggie Y.; Mattoo,Aaditya; Ozden,Caglar; Sharma,Siddharth Disclosed

Indonesia’s global workers : juggling opportunities and risks (English)

International labor migration is an important sector of the Indonesian economy in its own right, requiring commensurate efforts to improve its professionalism as a sector and instill modernization across its various components to maximize its potential for the benefit of all stakeholders.This report aims to point towards the best policy mix for Indonesia’s various international migrant worker groups who face widely differing risks and gain diverse economic benefits from migration. ... See More +

Working Paper 121691 NOV 01, 2017

Bahasa (Indonesian) Disclosed

Migrating to opportunity : overcoming barriers to labor mobility in Southeast Asia (English)

The movement of people in Southeast Asia is an issue of increasing importance. Workers move throughout Southeast Asia in search of economic opportunities. ... See More +

Publication 120136 OCT 08, 2017

Testaverde,Mauro; Moroz,Harry Edmund; Hollweg,Claire Honore; Schmillen,Achim Daniel Disclosed

Migration and remittances : Special topic : return migration (English)

This Migration and Development Brief reports global trends in migration and remittance flows, major policy developments, and the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) indicators for reducing remittance costs and recruitment costs. ... See More +

Working Paper 120240 OCT 01, 2017

Disclosed

Migration and remittances : recent developments and outlook : Return migration (English)

This migration and development brief reports global trends in migration and remittance flows, major policy developments, and the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) indicators for reducing remittance costs and recruitment costs. ... See More +

Brief 129452 OCT 01, 2017

Ratha,Dilip K.; De,Supriyo; Schuettler,Kirsten; Seshan,Ganesh Kumar; Yameogo,Nadege Desiree Disclosed

Malawi - Flood Emergency Recovery Project : resettlement plan : Resettlement action plan for design review, pre-contract services of the Chikwawa - Chitseko-Seveni (S152) road construction works (English)

The objective of the Floods Emergency Recovery Project of Malawi is to sustainably restore agricultural livelihoods, reconstruct critical public infrastructure to improved standards in the flood-affected districts, and improve the Government of Malawi's disaster response and recovery capacities. ... See More +

Resettlement Plan SFG4090 JUL 01, 2017

Disclosed

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Why do Indonesian Men and Women Choose Undocumented Migration? Exploring Gender Differences in Labor Migration Patterns (English)
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OCT 01, 2019 142531 Brief
Migration and Remittances : The Impacts of a Government Intermediated International Migration Program (English)
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JAN 01, 2019 139686 Working Paper
Can Information Influence the Social Insurance Participation Decision of China's Rural Migrants? (English)
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NOV 29, 2018 WPS8658 Policy Research Working Paper
Bilateral Arrangement of Temporary Labor Migration : Lessons from Korea’s Employment Permit System - Policy Brief (English)
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SEP 01, 2018 130024 Working Paper
Bilateral Arrangement of Temporary Labor Migration : Lessons from Korea’s Employment Permit System - Main Report (English)
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SEP 01, 2018 130020 Working Paper
Tonga - Skills and Employment for Tongans Project (English)
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AUG 07, 2018 PAD2432 Project Appraisal Document
China - CN-Chongqing Urban-Rural Integration Pro (English)
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MAY 22, 2018 ICRR0021166 Implementation Completion Report Review
Migration and Remittances for Development in Asia (English)
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MAY 01, 2018 130000 Publication
Migration and remittances - Recent developments and outlook : Special topic : transit migration (English)
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APR 01, 2018 125632 Working Paper
Migration and remittances : recent developments and outlook - transit migration (English)
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APR 01, 2018 129443 Brief
Institutional assessment of migration systems in Bangladesh : initial findings meant to inform future areas for Bank support on policy reforms and capacity building (English)
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MAR 26, 2018 124726 Working Paper
China - Chongqing Urban-Rural Integration Project (English)
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FEB 08, 2018 ICR4173 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Bangladesh - Safe migration for Bangladeshi workers (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 122943 Brief
Institutional assessment of migration systems in Bangladesh : initial findings meant to inform future areas for bank support on policy reforms or capacity building (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 124716 Working Paper
Internal borders and migration in India (English)
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NOV 20, 2017 WPS8244 Policy Research Working Paper
Indonesia’s global workers : juggling opportunities and risks (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 121691 Working Paper Bahasa (Indonesian)
Migrating to opportunity : overcoming barriers to labor mobility in Southeast Asia (English)
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OCT 08, 2017 120136 Publication
Migration and remittances : Special topic : return migration (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120240 Working Paper
Migration and remittances : recent developments and outlook : Return migration (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 129452 Brief
Malawi - Flood Emergency Recovery Project : resettlement plan : Resettlement action plan for design review, pre-contract services of the Chikwawa - Chitseko-Seveni (S152) road construction works (English)
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JUL 01, 2017 SFG4090 Resettlement Plan