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School dropout in Central America : an overview of trends, causes, consequences, and promising interventions (English)

School dropout is a growing concern in Central America, and in Latin America as a whole, because of its consequences for economic productivity, the inclusiveness of growth, social cohesion, and increasing youth risks. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7561 FEB 09, 2016

Adelman,Melissa Ann; Szekely,Miguel

Uzbekistan - Modernizing Higher Education Project (English)

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet ISDSA12149 FEB 09, 2016

Project Information Document (Appraisal Stage) - Kenya Youth Employment and Opportunities - P151831 (English)

Project Information Document PIDA56830 FEB 04, 2016

Tesliuc,Cornelia M.

How much teachers know and how much it matters in class : analyzing three rounds of subject-specific test score data of Indonesian students and teachers (English)

Improving the quality of education is one of today's main challenges for governments in the developing world. Based on a unique matched student-to-teacher panel data set on test scores this paper presents two empirical results for Indonesia. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7556 FEB 02, 2016

De Ree,Joppe Jaitze

Why are the elderly more averse to immigration when they are more likely to benefit ? evidence across countries (English)

Using household surveys for 24 countries over a 10-year period, this paper investigates why the elderly are more averse to open immigration policies than their younger peers. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7554 FEB 02, 2016

Schotte,Simone Raphaela; Winkler,Hernan Jorge

Kenya - Can the private sector help train youth for jobs? (English)

The World Bank is committed to working with governments to give everyone the ability to lead productive and healthy lives and getting youth ready for and in jobs is part of this. ... See More +

Brief 103114 FEB 01, 2016

Cognitive and non-cognitive skills for the Peruvian labor market : addressing measurement error through latent skills estimations (English)

Evidence from developed country data suggests that cognitive and non-cognitive skills contribute to improved labor market outcomes. This paper tests this hypothesis in a developing country by using an individual-level data set from Peru that incorporates modules to measure cognitive and non-cognitive skills. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7550 FEB 01, 2016

Cunningham,Wendy; Parra Torrado,Mónica; Sarzosa,Miguel Alonso

Out of school and out of work: a diagnostic of ninis in Latin America (English)

Using all the household survey data available in Latin America during the period 1992 to 2013, this paper estimates that in 2015, 20 million youth ages 15 to 24 years in the region were out of school and not working (making them ninis, for "ni estudian ni trabajan"). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7548 JAN 28, 2016

De Hoyos Navarro,Rafael E.; Popova,Anna; Rogers,F. Halsey

Declining wages for college-educated workers in Mexico : are younger or older cohorts hurt the most ? (English)

Wage inequality has declined in Mexico since 2000. Using data from Mexican labor surveys for the period between 2000 and 2014, this paper investigates whether the decline was driven by wages declining more sharply for younger or older workers. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7546 JAN 27, 2016

Campos-Vazquez,Raymundo M.; Lopez-Calva,Luis-Felipe; Lustig,Nora-451471

Vietnam - Improved Land Governance and Database (VILG) Project : indigenous peoples plan (Vol. 3) : Ethnic minorities development plan of Ha Tinh Province (English)

The Improved Land Governance and Database (VILG) Project provides a better access to land services for all people regardless of their living place and their ethnic group. ... See More +

Indigenous Peoples Plan SFG1731 JAN 21, 2016

Nguyen,Phuong Thu

Vietnam - Improved Land Governance and Database (VILG) Project : indigenous peoples plan (Vol. 2) : Ethnic minorities development plan of an Giang Province (English)

The Improved Land Governance and Database (VILG) Project provides a better access to land services for all people regardless of their living place and their ethnic group. ... See More +

Indigenous Peoples Plan SFG1731 JAN 21, 2016

Nguyen,Phuong Thu

Vietnam - Improved Land Governance and Database (VILG) Project : indigenous peoples plan : Ethnic minorities development plan of Thai Nguyen Province (English)

The Improved Land Governance and Database (VILG) Project provides a better access to land services for all people regardless of their living place and their ethnic group. ... See More +

Indigenous Peoples Plan SFG1731 JAN 21, 2016

Nguyen,Phuong Thu

Central Asia - Hydrometeorology Modernization Project : restructuring (English)

The objective of the Hydrometeorology Modernization Project for Central Asia is to improve the accuracy and timeliness of hydromet services in Central Asia, with particular focus on Kyrgyz Republic and Republic of Tajikistan. ... See More +

Project Paper 103015 JAN 21, 2016

Masud,Harika

Striving for balance in economics : towards a theory of the social determination of behavior (English)

This paper is an attempt to broaden economic discourse by importing insights into human behavior not just from psychology, but also from sociology and anthropology. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7537 JAN 21, 2016

Hoff,Karla; Stiglitz,Joseph E.

Gabon - Skills Development and Employability Project (English)

The objective of the Skills Development and Employability Project is to improve effectiveness of vocational training, short term skills development, and entrepreneurship programs in key growth sectors in the Gabonese Republic. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1156 JAN 20, 2016

Turkey regular economic note (January 2016) (English)

Although Turkey’s economy continues to face headwinds which warrant a cautious medium-term outlook, the new government is well positioned to implement its structural reform program. ... See More +

Newsletter 102800 JAN 19, 2016

Bartsch,Ulrich; Yilmaz,Ayberk Turkish

Following Mexican youth : a short-run study of time use decisions (English)

This paper exploits data from a rotating panel that follows individuals for four quarters to shed light on the factors driving the time use decisions and restrictions faced by Mexican youth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7534 JAN 18, 2016

Baron,Juan; Popova,Anna; Sanchez Diaz,Angelica Maria

Middle East and North Africa - Enhancing Microfinance amongst Women and Youth Project (English)

Ratings for the Enhancing Microfinance amongst Women and Youth Project for Middle East and North Africa were as follows: outcomes were satisfactory, the risk to development outcome was substantial, the Bank performance was satisfactory, and the Borrower performance was also satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3647 JAN 16, 2016

Out of school and out of work : risk and opportunities for Latin America’s ninis (English)

This study aims to provide policy makers in the region with analysis of the nini issue and options for addressing it in their countries. To do so, the study undertakes a comprehensive diagnosis quantifying the problem, develops a conceptual framework identifying the determinants of youths’ choices, uses all the available data to test the theoretical implications, and reviews the evidence regarding interventions that have proven effective in keeping youth in school and helping them become employed. ... See More +

Publication 99447 JAN 15, 2016

De Hoyos Navarro,Rafael E.; Rogers,F. Halsey; Székely, Miguel Spanish

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School dropout in Central America : an overview of trends, causes, consequences, and promising interventions (English)
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FEB 09, 2016 WPS7561 Policy Research Working Paper
Board standing committees membership : term of membership - November 1, 2014 thru October 31, 2016 (English)
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FEB 09, 2016 103242 Board Report
Uzbekistan - Modernizing Higher Education Project (English)
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FEB 09, 2016 ISDSA12149 Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
Project Information Document (Appraisal Stage) - Kenya Youth Employment and Opportunities - P151831 (English)
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FEB 04, 2016 PIDA56830 Project Information Document
How much teachers know and how much it matters in class : analyzing three rounds of subject-specific test score data of Indonesian students and teachers (English)
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FEB 02, 2016 WPS7556 Policy Research Working Paper
Why are the elderly more averse to immigration when they are more likely to benefit ? evidence across countries (English)
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FEB 02, 2016 WPS7554 Policy Research Working Paper
Kenya - Can the private sector help train youth for jobs? (English)
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FEB 01, 2016 103114 Brief
Cognitive and non-cognitive skills for the Peruvian labor market : addressing measurement error through latent skills estimations (English)
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FEB 01, 2016 WPS7550 Policy Research Working Paper
Out of school and out of work: a diagnostic of ninis in Latin America (English)
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JAN 28, 2016 WPS7548 Policy Research Working Paper
Declining wages for college-educated workers in Mexico : are younger or older cohorts hurt the most ? (English)
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JAN 27, 2016 WPS7546 Policy Research Working Paper
Vietnam - Improved Land Governance and Database (VILG) Project : indigenous peoples plan (Vol. 3) : Ethnic minorities development plan of Ha Tinh Province (English)
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JAN 21, 2016 SFG1731 Indigenous Peoples Plan
Vietnam - Improved Land Governance and Database (VILG) Project : indigenous peoples plan (Vol. 2) : Ethnic minorities development plan of an Giang Province (English)
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JAN 21, 2016 SFG1731 Indigenous Peoples Plan
Vietnam - Improved Land Governance and Database (VILG) Project : indigenous peoples plan : Ethnic minorities development plan of Thai Nguyen Province (English)
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JAN 21, 2016 SFG1731 Indigenous Peoples Plan
Central Asia - Hydrometeorology Modernization Project : restructuring (English)
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JAN 21, 2016 103015 Project Paper
Striving for balance in economics : towards a theory of the social determination of behavior (English)
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JAN 21, 2016 WPS7537 Policy Research Working Paper
Gabon - Skills Development and Employability Project (English)
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JAN 20, 2016 PAD1156 Project Appraisal Document
Turkey regular economic note (January 2016) (English)
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JAN 19, 2016 102800 Newsletter Turkish
Following Mexican youth : a short-run study of time use decisions (English)
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JAN 18, 2016 WPS7534 Policy Research Working Paper
Middle East and North Africa - Enhancing Microfinance amongst Women and Youth Project (English)
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JAN 16, 2016 ICR3647 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Out of school and out of work : risk and opportunities for Latin America’s ninis (English)
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JAN 15, 2016 99447 Publication Spanish