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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

Labor Market Effects of Demographic Shifts and Migration in OECD Countries (English)

The labor force of each industrial country is being shaped by three forces: ageing, education and migration. Drawing on a new database for the OECD countries and a standard analytical framework, this paper focuses on the relative and aggregate effects of these three forces on wages across different skill and age groups over 2000 to 2010. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8676 DEC 17, 2018

Docquier,Frederic; Kone,Zovanga Louis; Mattoo,Aaditya; Ozden,Caglar Disclosed

Montenegro Growth and Jobs (English)

The government of Montenegro has identified a need to exert strenuous to reduce unemployment and bring more Montenegrins into the labor market. ... See More +

Report 132975 DEC 13, 2018

Madzarevic-Sujster,Sanja Disclosed

India - SOUTH ASIA- P150520- IN Punjab Rural Water and Sanitation Sector Improvement Project - Procurement Plan (English)

Procurement Plan STEP15401 DEC 13, 2018

Division No. 1, Jalandhar Disclosed

Gender Gaps in the Labor Market and Economic Growth (English)

This paper studies the effects of policies aimed at mitigating discrimination against women in the marketplace on the gender wage gap, decisions to invest in skills, the composition of employment and unemployment, and long-run growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8661 DEC 03, 2018

Agenor,Pierre-Richard; Karakurum-Ozdemir,Kamer; Pinto Moreira,Emmanuel Disclosed

Potential Growth : Outlook and Options for the Russian Federation (English)

This paper examines the past and future trajectory of the Russian Federation's potential growth: the speed at which an economy could grow if all resources were utilized efficiently. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8663 DEC 03, 2018

Okawa,Yoki; Sanghi,Apurva Disclosed

Taking Stock: An update on Vietnam's recent economic developments - Special focus: Facilitating Trade by Streamlining and Improving the Transparency of Non-Tariff Measures (Vietnamese)

Taking Stock: An update on Vietnam's recent economic developments, December 2018. Special focus: Facilitating Trade by Streamlining and Improving the Transparency of Non-Tariff Measures. ... See More +

Working Paper 132828 DEC 01, 2018

English Disclosed

Taking Stock: An update on Vietnam's recent economic developments - Special focus: Facilitating Trade by Streamlining and Improving the Transparency of Non-Tariff Measures (English)

Taking Stock: An update on Vietnam's recent economic developments, December 2018. Special focus: Facilitating Trade by Streamlining and Improving the Transparency of Non-Tariff Measures. ... See More +

Working Paper 132828 DEC 01, 2018

Vietnamese Disclosed

FYR Macedonia Special Focus Note : Progressivity and Equity in Personal Income Taxation : ПЈР Македонија, Посебен осврт: Прогресивност и еднаквост во оданочувањето на личните приходи (Macedonian)

FYR Macedonia has kept taxes low and offered tax incentives to attract foreign direct investment (FDI), but that has had a sizable fiscal cost. ... See More +

Working Paper 131861 NOV 01, 2018

English Disclosed

FYR Macedonia Special Focus Note : Progressivity and Equity in Personal Income Taxation (English)

FYR Macedonia has kept taxes low and offered tax incentives to attract foreign direct investment (FDI), but that has had a sizable fiscal cost. ... See More +

Working Paper 131861 NOV 01, 2018

Macedonian Disclosed

Busting the Myth : The Impact of Increasing the Minimum Wage : The Experience of Romania (English)

This paper discusses the impact of a gradual, pre-announced significant increase of the minimum wage during 2013–16 in Romania. The main finding is that the positive effects prevail when the starting level of increase in the minimum wage is very low and the economy is in a negative output gap. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8632 OCT 31, 2018

Heemskerk,Frank; Voinea,Liviu; Cojocaru,Alexandra 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

Economic Monitoring Report to the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (English)

The main body of the report is organized in two chapters with one annex. Chapter one focuses on recent economic developments in the real, fiscal and banking sectors, while providing a near term outlook that highlights critical challenges facing the Palestinian economy. ... See More +

Working Paper 129986 SEP 27, 2018

Disclosed

Remittances and Labor Supply in the Northern Triangle (English)

Through substitution and income effects, remittances can alter an individual's allocation of time between market activities and household production, decreasing labor supply. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8597 SEP 20, 2018

Sousa,Liliana Do Couto; Garcia Suaza,Andres Felipe Disclosed

Tax-Transfers Schemes, Informality, and Search Frictions in a Small Open Economy (English)

This paper evaluates the impact of market-oriented structural reforms, in particular labor market policies, social assistance programs, and trade liberalization on long run unemployment, wage inequality, and the distribution of employment across sectors in a small open economy with search frictions and idiosyncratic productivity shocks. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8574 SEP 05, 2018

Robayo,Monica Disclosed

Enhancing job opportunities for skilled women in the Palestinian territories (English)

The lack of good job opportunities in the Palestinian territories (West Bank and Gaza) remains a central challenge to achieving inclusive growth, peace, and stability in the region. ... See More +

Working Paper 129981 SEP 01, 2018

Hillis,Samira Ahmed; Alaref,Jumana Jamal Subhi; Takkenberg,Wouter Matthijs Disclosed

Tax-Transfers Schemes, Informality, and Search Frictions in a Small Open Economy (English)

This paper evaluates the impact of market-oriented structural reforms, in particular labor market policies, social assistance programs, and trade liberalization on long run unemployment, wage inequality, and the distribution of employment across sectors in a small open economy with search frictions and idiosyncratic productivity shocks. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 129816 SEP 01, 2018

Robayo,Monica Disclosed

Philippines Monthly Economic Developments (September 2018) (English)

This newsletter includes the following headlines: Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) declined significantly in the first week of September 2018 due to a mix of external and domestic factors; the Philippine peso depreciated in August after strengthening in July; headline inflation surged in August with increased food and energy prices; Balance of payment deficit widened in the first half of 2018 reaching 2.1 percent of GDP from 0.5 percent of GDP same period in 2017; the government posted a fiscal deficit in July as public spending growth outpaced revenue growth; unemployment declined further in July 2018, but underemployment continued to worsen; consumer confidence turned negative for the first time in two years and business confidence fell to its lowest since 2009 ... See More +

Newsletter 129959 SEP 01, 2018

Chua,Kevin C.; Cruz,Kevin Thomas Garcia; Endo,Isaku; Qian,Rong; Hansl,Birgit Disclosed

Digital Jobs for Youth : Young Women in the Digital Economy (English)

The Digital Jobs for Youth: Focus on Young Women in the Digital Economy flagship report is primarily intended to provide operational recommendations for the design and implementation of gender-inclusive digital jobs interventions for youth. ... See More +

Annual Report 129757 SEP 01, 2018

Robinson,Danielle Simone; Datta,Namita; Massey,Emily; Kgasago,Tshegofatso; Jakoet,Mishkah; Glick,Peter J.; Carew,Diana Gehlhaus; Edochie,Ifeanyi; McLaughlin,Delores; Small,Andrew Disclosed

The distributional impact of taxes and social spending in Romania (English)

The combined effect of taxes and social spending in Romania helps to reduce inequality, although less so than in other European Union countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8565 AUG 23, 2018

Inchauste Comboni,Maria Gabriela; Militaru,Eva 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
Labor Market Effects of Demographic Shifts and Migration in OECD Countries (English)
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DEC 17, 2018 WPS8676 Policy Research Working Paper
Montenegro Growth and Jobs (English)
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DEC 13, 2018 132975 Report
India - SOUTH ASIA- P150520- IN Punjab Rural Water and Sanitation Sector Improvement Project - Procurement Plan (English)
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DEC 13, 2018 STEP15401 Procurement Plan
Gender Gaps in the Labor Market and Economic Growth (English)
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DEC 03, 2018 WPS8661 Policy Research Working Paper
Potential Growth : Outlook and Options for the Russian Federation (English)
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DEC 03, 2018 WPS8663 Policy Research Working Paper
Taking Stock: An update on Vietnam's recent economic developments - Special focus: Facilitating Trade by Streamlining and Improving the Transparency of Non-Tariff Measures (Vietnamese)
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DEC 01, 2018 132828 Working Paper English
Taking Stock: An update on Vietnam's recent economic developments - Special focus: Facilitating Trade by Streamlining and Improving the Transparency of Non-Tariff Measures (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 132828 Working Paper Vietnamese
FYR Macedonia Special Focus Note : Progressivity and Equity in Personal Income Taxation : ПЈР Македонија, Посебен осврт: Прогресивност и еднаквост во оданочувањето на личните приходи (Macedonian)
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NOV 01, 2018 131861 Working Paper English
FYR Macedonia Special Focus Note : Progressivity and Equity in Personal Income Taxation (English)
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NOV 01, 2018 131861 Working Paper Macedonian
Busting the Myth : The Impact of Increasing the Minimum Wage : The Experience of Romania (English)
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OCT 31, 2018 WPS8632 Policy Research Working Paper
Yemen Economic Monitoring Brief (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 130967 Brief Arabic
Economic Monitoring Report to the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (English)
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SEP 27, 2018 129986 Working Paper
Remittances and Labor Supply in the Northern Triangle (English)
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SEP 20, 2018 WPS8597 Policy Research Working Paper
Tax-Transfers Schemes, Informality, and Search Frictions in a Small Open Economy (English)
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SEP 05, 2018 WPS8574 Policy Research Working Paper
Enhancing job opportunities for skilled women in the Palestinian territories (English)
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SEP 01, 2018 129981 Working Paper
Tax-Transfers Schemes, Informality, and Search Frictions in a Small Open Economy (English)
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SEP 01, 2018 129816 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Philippines Monthly Economic Developments (September 2018) (English)
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SEP 01, 2018 129959 Newsletter
Digital Jobs for Youth : Young Women in the Digital Economy (English)
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SEP 01, 2018 129757 Annual Report
The distributional impact of taxes and social spending in Romania (English)
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AUG 23, 2018 WPS8565 Policy Research Working Paper