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Productivity growth in Latin American and the Caribbean : exploring the macro-micro linkages (English)

This paper brings together the main findings and policy implications of two recent World Bank regional reports on economic growth in Latin America and the Caribbean: Araujo, Vostroknutova, Wacker and Clavijo, eds ... See More +

Working Paper 120956 NOV 01, 2017

Vostroknutova,Ekaterina; Wacker,Konstantin M.; Araujo,Jorge A. De Thompson R. Disclosed

Can business input improve the effectiveness of worker training? evidence from Brazil's Pronatec-MDIC (English)

This study evaluates the employment effects of a publicly-run national technical vocational education training program in Brazil that explicitly takes input from firms in determining the location, scale, and skill content of courses offered. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8155 JUL 31, 2017

O'Connell,Stephen D.; Mation,Lucas Ferreira; Bevilaqua Teixeira Basto,Joao; Dutz,Mark Andrew Disclosed

Fast, easy, and cheap job matching : social networks in Bangladesh (English)

This paper uncovers the reason why social networks are used in a job market. The data are novel: a nationally representative matched employer-employee data set in Bangladesh with detailed information, including direct measures of the use of social networks. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8107 JUN 20, 2017

Matsuda,Norihiko; Nomura,Shinsaku Disclosed

Implications of minimum wage increases on labor market dynamics lessons for emerging economies (English)

This paper offers evidence on the relationship between the minimum wage and unemployment and informal employment, and identifies some of the lessons learned on the potential effects of increasing the minimum wage. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8030 APR 18, 2017

Del Carpio,Ximena Vanessa; Pabon,Laura M. Disclosed

Ten messages about youth employment in South East Europe (English)

Today, nearly half of youth in the six South East European countries (SEE6) are not in the labor market, and one quarter is inactive—not in employment, education, or training. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 110291 NOV 01, 2016

Andronova Vincelette,Gallina; Davalos,Maria Eugenia; Santos,Indhira Vanessa; Cuaresma,Jesus Crespo Disclosed

IFC Strategy & Business Outlook FY17-19 : responding to economic volatility (English)

This document has now been redacted for public disclosure in accordance with International Finance Corporation's (IFC) 2012 Access to Information Policy, following discussion by IFC’s Board on May 5, 2016. ... See More +

Board Report 106493 JUN 20, 2016

Disclosed

DECPG global daily economic news (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) global daily economic news are as follows: financial markets; high income economies; and developing economies in East Asia, Pacific, Latin America; The Caribbean,Middle East, North Africa, and Sub-Saharan Africa. ... See More +

Newsletter 109057 MAY 27, 2016

Chen,Derek Hung Chiat Disclosed

DECPG global daily economic news (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) global daily economic news are as follows: financial markets; advanced markets; and emerging and developing economies in East Asia and Pacific, Europe and Central Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Sub-Saharan Africa. ... See More +

Newsletter 109034 APR 21, 2016

Chen,Derek Hung Chiat Disclosed

Address to the Board of Governors by A.W. Clausen President, World Bank (English)

This document records the address made by A.W. Clausen to the Board of Governors at the 1981 Annual Meetings. In his speech, Clausen addresses the early years of the 1980s are likely to be economically troublesome. ... See More +

Working Paper 110186 SEP 29, 1981

Clausen,A. W. Disclosed