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The nuts and bolts of designing and implementing training programs in developing countries (English)

Training programs mainly address market failures related to lack of skills (technical, cognitive, non-cognitive). This paper conducts a comprehensive review of training programs effectiveness in developing countries. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 78980 JUN 01, 2013

Honorati, Maddalena; McArdle, Thomas P Disclosed

Zambia - Using social safety nets to accelerate poverty reduction and share prosperity (English)

Despite robust annual growth of 5.7 percent in the recent past, poverty in Zambia remains stubbornly high. The poverty headcount rate is 60 percent (as of 2010), and 39 percent of the population live in extreme poverty, with insufficient consumption to meet their daily minimum food requirements. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 89708 MAR 01, 2013

Tesliuc, Cornelia; Smith, W. James; Sunkutu, Musonda Rosemary Disclosed

Pension coverage in Latin America : trends and determinants (English)

This document presents an analysis of pension coverage trends in Latin America for the past decades. Its preparation involved the collection, revision, and processing of household surveys in over 18 countries in the region, spanning a period of almost 40 years in some cases. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 70926 JUN 01, 2012

Rofman, Rafael; Oliveri, Maria Laura Disclosed

World Bank support for pensions and social security (English)

Pension and social insurance programs that prevent a substantial loss in consumption resulting from old age, disability, or death are an integral part of any social protection system. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 70925 MAR 01, 2012

Dorfman, Mark; Palacios, Robert Disclosed