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Research digest newsletter Vol. 9 (No. 3) (English)

In this issue: The State as Employer of Last Resort in Postrevolution Tunisia; What Drives Weak Job Creation in Tunisia?; Macroinsurance for Microenterprises; Testing the Effectiveness of Job Matching in Jordan; Predicting Bank Insolvency in the Middle East and North Africa; Economic Inequality in the Arab Region; Open Skies over the Middle East. ... See More +

Newsletter 99248 SEP 01, 2015

Research digest newsletter Vol. 9 (No. 4) (English)

This issue includes the following headings: living on the edge in Mexico; what has the rise of China meant for labor markets in Latin America?; educating our future teachers; the growing and long-lasting effects of Brazil’s trade liberalization on workers; capturing food consumed away from home in welfare measures; a behavioral approach to water conservation; and using satellite images to estimate local poverty. ... See More +

Newsletter 99249 SEP 01, 2015

Gender gap in pay in the Russian Federation : twenty years later, still a concern (English)

This paper decomposes the gender gap in pay in the Russian Federation along the earnings distribution for the period 1996–2011. The analysis uses a reweighted, recentered influence function decomposition that allows estimating the contribution of each covariate on the wage structure and composition effects along the earnings distribution. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7407 AUG 27, 2015

Atencio,Andrea; Posadas,Josefina

Are large firms born or made ? evidence from developing countries (English)

This paper uses survey data from 120 developing countries to compare the role of institutions with firm characteristics at the time of creation of the firm in explaining the size, growth, and productivity of firms over their lifecycle. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7406 AUG 27, 2015

Ayyagari,Meghana; Demirguc-Kunt,Asli; Maksimovic,Vojislav

The impact of private sector internship and training on urban youth in Kenya (English)

This study uses a randomized experiment to evaluate the impacts of the training and internship program piloted in Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu counties by the Kenya Private Sector Alliance and the Government of Kenya with support from the World Bank’s Kenya Youth Empowerment Project. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7404 AUG 27, 2015

Honorati,Maddalena

The middle-income trap turns ten (English)

Since we introduced the term “middle-income trap” in 2006, it has become popular among policy makers and researchers. In May 2015, a search of Google Scholar returned more than 3,000 articles including the term and about 300 articles with the term in the title. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7403 AUG 26, 2015

Gill,Indermit S.; Kharas,Homi

Sustaining employment and wage gains in Brazil : a skills and jobs agenda (English)

Improved labor market outcomes have been the main driver of reductions in poverty and inequality. Continued progress in employment and labor earnings will depend on achieving a first critical goal: raising labor productivity. ... See More +

Publication 99182 AUG 26, 2015

Silva,Joana C. G.; Almeida,Rita Kullberg; Strokova,Victoria

China - Rural Migrant Skills Development and Employment Project (English)

Ratings for the Rural Migrant Skills Development and Employment Project for China were as follows: outcomes were moderately satisfactory, risk to development outcome was low or negligible, Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and Borrower performance was moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3192 AUG 26, 2015

The impact of Syrians refugees on the Turkish labor market (English)

Civil war in Syria has resulted in more than four million refugees fleeing the country, of which 1.8 million have found refuge in Turkey, making it the largest refugee-hosting country worldwide. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7402 AUG 24, 2015

Del Carpio,Ximena Vanessa; Wagner,Mathis Christoph

Cote dIvoire – West Africa Agricultural Productivity Project : procurement Plan (English)

Aide Memoire 99053 AUG 23, 2015

Africa - West Africa Regional Biosafety Project (English)

Implementation Completion Report Review ICRR14792 AUG 20, 2015

South Africa economic update : jobs and South Africa’s changing demographics (English)

Global growth hit a soft patch at the start of 2015. In the first quarter it slowed to 2.0 percent, quarter on quarter (q/q) annualized, from 2.3 percent in the fourth quarter of 2014. ... See More +

Working Paper 98880 AUG 14, 2015

A decade of declining earnings inequality in the Russian Federation (English)

Wage inequality decreased significantly in the Russian Federation over the 2000s. The economic expansion experienced throughout the decade led to an improvement in social indicators, with a large reduction in poverty rates and an increase in higher education. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7392 AUG 13, 2015

Calvo,Paula Andrea; Lopez-Calva,Luis-Felipe; Posadas,Josefina

Pakistan - FATA Temporarily Displaced Persons Emergency Recovery Project (English)

The development objective of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) Temporarily Displaced Persons (TDPs) Emergency Recovery Project for Pakistan is to support the early recovery of families affected by the militancy crisis, promote child health, and strengthen emergency response safety net delivery systems in the affected areas of FATA. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1345 AUG 12, 2015

Impact of property rights reform to support China’s rural-urban integration : household-level evidence from the Chengdu national experiment (English)

As part of a national experiment in 2008, Chengdu prefecture implemented ambitious property rights reforms, including complete registration of all land together with measures to ease transferability and eliminate migration restrictions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7388 AUG 11, 2015

Deininger,Klaus W.; Jin,Songqing; Liu,Shouying; Xia,Fang

Armenia - Education Improvement Project (Vol. 4) : procurement plan - works (English)

Procurement Plan 98759 AUG 05, 2015

Democratic Republic of Congo - Statistics Development Project (English)

The development objective of the Statistics Development Project for Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is to strengthen the capacity of the national statistical system (NSS) to produce and disseminate core economic and social statistics. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1142 AUG 05, 2015

Kyrgyz Republic - Social sectors at a glance (English)

Traditional benchmarks to assess performance rely on unconditional rankings or regional averages. This paper uses a recently developed methodology based on quantile regressions and initial conditions to propose alternative benchmarks for social sectors in Kyrgyz Republic. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 99275 AUG 01, 2015

Azevedo,Joao Pedro Wagner De; Calvo,Paula Andrea; Nguyen, Minh; Posadas,Josefina

Albania - Center of Government country case (English)

This brief includes the following headings: the challenge, the solution, and key learning.

Brief 98828 AUG 01, 2015

Understanding out-of-work and out-of-school youth in Europe and Central Asia (English)

The objectives of this study are to describe and analyze the out-of-work and out-of-school youth (ages 15-24) in the Europe and Central Asia2 (ECA) region. ... See More +

Working Paper 98665 JUL 30, 2015

Mauro,Joseph Anthony; Mitra,Sophie

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Research digest newsletter Vol. 9 (No. 3) (English)
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SEP 01, 2015 99248 Newsletter
Research digest newsletter Vol. 9 (No. 4) (English)
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SEP 01, 2015 99249 Newsletter
Gender gap in pay in the Russian Federation : twenty years later, still a concern (English)
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AUG 27, 2015 WPS7407 Policy Research Working Paper
Are large firms born or made ? evidence from developing countries (English)
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AUG 27, 2015 WPS7406 Policy Research Working Paper
The impact of private sector internship and training on urban youth in Kenya (English)
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AUG 27, 2015 WPS7404 Policy Research Working Paper
The middle-income trap turns ten (English)
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AUG 26, 2015 WPS7403 Policy Research Working Paper
Sustaining employment and wage gains in Brazil : a skills and jobs agenda (English)
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AUG 26, 2015 99182 Publication
China - Rural Migrant Skills Development and Employment Project (English)
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AUG 26, 2015 ICR3192 Implementation Completion and Results Report
The impact of Syrians refugees on the Turkish labor market (English)
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AUG 24, 2015 WPS7402 Policy Research Working Paper
Cote dIvoire – West Africa Agricultural Productivity Project : procurement Plan (English)
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AUG 23, 2015 99053 Aide Memoire
Africa - West Africa Regional Biosafety Project (English)
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AUG 20, 2015 ICRR14792 Implementation Completion Report Review
South Africa economic update : jobs and South Africa’s changing demographics (English)
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AUG 14, 2015 98880 Working Paper
A decade of declining earnings inequality in the Russian Federation (English)
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AUG 13, 2015 WPS7392 Policy Research Working Paper
Pakistan - FATA Temporarily Displaced Persons Emergency Recovery Project (English)
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AUG 12, 2015 PAD1345 Project Appraisal Document
Impact of property rights reform to support China’s rural-urban integration : household-level evidence from the Chengdu national experiment (English)
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AUG 11, 2015 WPS7388 Policy Research Working Paper
Armenia - Education Improvement Project (Vol. 4) : procurement plan - works (English)
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AUG 05, 2015 98759 Procurement Plan
Democratic Republic of Congo - Statistics Development Project (English)
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AUG 05, 2015 PAD1142 Project Appraisal Document
Kyrgyz Republic - Social sectors at a glance (English)
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AUG 01, 2015 99275 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Albania - Center of Government country case (English)
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AUG 01, 2015 98828 Brief
Understanding out-of-work and out-of-school youth in Europe and Central Asia (English)
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JUL 30, 2015 98665 Working Paper