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Employment structure and returns to skill in Vietnam : estimates using the labor force survey (English)

This paper uses Labor Force Survey data to assess key aspects of the labor market in Vietnam over 2007-14. The analysis finds large growth in wage employment in the foreign-owned and domestic private sectors. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8364 MAR 12, 2018

Demombynes,Gabriel; Testaverde,Mauro Disclosed

The performance of a consumption augmented asset index in ranking Households and Identifying the Poor (English)

Asset ownership indices are widely used as inexpensive proxies for consumption. This paper shows that these indices can be augmented using dichotomous indicators for consumption, which are equally easy to obtain. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8362 MAR 08, 2018

Ngo,Diana; Christiaensen,Luc Disclosed

Gender differences in poverty and household composition through the life-cycle : a global perspective (English)

This paper uses household surveys from 89 countries to look at gender differences in poverty in the developing world. In the absence of individual-level poverty data, the paper looks at what can we learn in terms of gender differences by looking at the available individual and household level information. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8360 MAR 06, 2018

Munoz Boudet,Ana Maria; Buitrago,Paola; Leroy De La Briere,Benedicte; Newhouse,David Locke; Rubiano Matulevich,Eliana Carolina; Scott,Kinnon; Suarez Becerra,Pablo Disclosed

Audit Report_Himachal Pradesh_ 2016-17 (English)

Auditing Document AUD0011796 MAR 04, 2018

Tanya Gupta Disclosed

Central African Republic - Second State Consolidation Development Program (English)

Program Information Document 123892 MAR 02, 2018

Disclosed

"If it's already tough, imagine for me..." a qualitative perspective on youth out of school and out of work in Brazil (English)

Drawing on in-depth interviews with young women and men in rural and urban Brazil, this qualitative research explores gender dimensions in the causes and consequences of being "out of work and out of school." ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8358 MAR 02, 2018

Machado,Ana Luiza; Muller,Miriam Disclosed

How well do we measure non-cognitive skills in developing countries? Initial lessons from STEP skills measurement program (English)

Standard skills indicators leave an information gap on workforce skill characteristics, job skill requirements, and quality of worker-job matches that prevents policymakers from making informed and timely decisions on training and education for current and future employees. ... See More +

Brief 123792 MAR 01, 2018

Laajaj,Rachid; Arias Diaz,Omar S.; Macours,Karen; Rubio-Codina,Marta; Vakis,Renos Disclosed

Combining income generation with Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) programs to cope with severe weather conditions (English)

Severe weather conditions can undo even the best efforts of families to break free of poverty. Households that rely on subsistence or small-scale farming are especially at the mercy of severe weather. ... See More +

Brief 123791 MAR 01, 2018

Macours,Karen; Premand,Patrick; Vakis,Renos Disclosed

India/SOUTH ASIA- P102330- North East Rural Livelihoods Project (NERLP) - Procurement Plan (English)

Procurement Plan STEP7416 FEB 28, 2018

Hara Kumar Hajong Disclosed

India's internal labor migration paradox : the statistical and the real (English)

Internal labor migration rates in India have been largely static and low in recent times compared with those in other countries. This is a cause for concern because internal migration for economic reasons can promote the agglomeration of economic activity in more productive locations and directly contribute to reducing poverty through remittances. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8356 FEB 26, 2018

Nayyar,Gaurav; Kim,Kyoung Yang Disclosed

The state of jobs in post-conflict areas of Sri Lanka (English)

Although Sri Lanka has made significant progress in social and economic development over the past decade, the Northern and Eastern provinces that faced the brunt of the decades-long conflict remain disproportionately poor. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8355 FEB 26, 2018

Newhouse,David Locke; Silwal,Ani Rudra Disclosed

Panama - Third Programmatic Shared Prosperity Development Policy Financing (English)

Program Information Document 123796 FEB 14, 2018

Disclosed

Nicaragua - Country partnership framework for the period FY18-FY22 (English)

Nicaragua remains one of the poorest countries in Latin America. Making a significant dent in prevailing levels of poverty and vulnerability through faster, more inclusive, and sustained growth as well as better access to quality basic services are at the core of the financial year 2018‐2022 Country Partnership Framework (CPF). ... See More +

Country Assistance Strategy Document 123026 FEB 12, 2018

Disclosed

Second Country Gender Action Plan (C-GAP II) for Palestinian Territories (FY2018-2021) (English)

This Country Gender Action Plan (C-GAP II) for Palestinian territories (FY 18-19) is the second in the West Bank and Gaza (WB&G) Country Management Unit's (CMU) series of country-level gender strategies to provide in depth analysis, a framework for action, and key performance measures by which it can monitor outcomes of the plan and assess success in moving toward gender equality. ... See More +

Working Paper 123946 FEB 01, 2018

Hillis,Samira Ahmed; Constant,Samantha M. Disclosed

Rapid social response program : building effective and adaptive social protection and jobs systems for rapid response to urgent social needs (English)

The Rapid Social Response (RSR) Program, launched in 2009, supports the world's poorest by building effective and adaptive social protection systems to respond to urgent social needs for sustainable livelihoods and jobs. ... See More +

Brief 123711 FEB 01, 2018

Russian, French Disclosed

Azerbaijan - Social Protection Development Project : INT redacted report (English)

The objective of the Social Protection Development Project in Azerbaijan was to improve delivery of labor market and social protection interventions through strengthened institutions, enhanced institutional and human resources capacity, and improved targeting of social safety net programs. ... See More +

Board Report 124176 FEB 01, 2018

Disclosed

Rapid social response program progress report 2016-17 (English)

The report covers Rapid Social Response Program (RSR) activities during calendar year 2016 (January–December 2016), which includes the fiscal years (FYs) 2016 and 2017. ... See More +

Working Paper 123710 FEB 01, 2018

Disclosed

How to address constraints underlying gender disparities in Mongolia's labor market (English)

As emphasized in Toward Gender Equality in East Asia and the Pacific: A Companion Report to the World Development Report (World Bank 2012), gender inequality in access to economic opportunities, earnings, and productivity persists across East Asia and the Pacific. ... See More +

Brief 123960 FEB 01, 2018

Disclosed

Integrating biographical research into focus group discussions : lessons learned from a qualitative study of constraints underlying gender disparities in Mongolia’s labor market (English)

Gender inequalities in access to economic opportunity, earnings, and productivity persist across the East Asia and Pacific region, as emphasized in Toward Gender Equality in East Asia and the Pacific: A Companion Report to the World Development Report (World Bank 2012). ... See More +

Brief 123959 FEB 01, 2018

Schmillen,Achim Daniel; Weimann Sandig,Nina Disclosed

From needs to investments : a prioritization model for recovery and peace building interventions in North-East Nigeria (English)

In 2016, the Government of Nigeria—in collaboration with the World Bank (WB), the United Nations (UN), and the European Union (EU)—conducted a Recovery and Peace Building Assessment (RPBA) to gauge crisis recovery needs in the North-East. ... See More +

Working Paper 123893 FEB 01, 2018

Disclosed

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
Employment structure and returns to skill in Vietnam : estimates using the labor force survey (English)
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MAR 12, 2018 WPS8364 Policy Research Working Paper
The performance of a consumption augmented asset index in ranking Households and Identifying the Poor (English)
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MAR 08, 2018 WPS8362 Policy Research Working Paper
Gender differences in poverty and household composition through the life-cycle : a global perspective (English)
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MAR 06, 2018 WPS8360 Policy Research Working Paper
Audit Report_Himachal Pradesh_ 2016-17 (English)
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MAR 04, 2018 AUD0011796 Auditing Document
Central African Republic - Second State Consolidation Development Program (English)
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MAR 02, 2018 123892 Program Information Document
"If it's already tough, imagine for me..." a qualitative perspective on youth out of school and out of work in Brazil (English)
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MAR 02, 2018 WPS8358 Policy Research Working Paper
How well do we measure non-cognitive skills in developing countries? Initial lessons from STEP skills measurement program (English)
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MAR 01, 2018 123792 Brief
Combining income generation with Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) programs to cope with severe weather conditions (English)
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MAR 01, 2018 123791 Brief
India/SOUTH ASIA- P102330- North East Rural Livelihoods Project (NERLP) - Procurement Plan (English)
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FEB 28, 2018 STEP7416 Procurement Plan
India's internal labor migration paradox : the statistical and the real (English)
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FEB 26, 2018 WPS8356 Policy Research Working Paper
The state of jobs in post-conflict areas of Sri Lanka (English)
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FEB 26, 2018 WPS8355 Policy Research Working Paper
Panama - Third Programmatic Shared Prosperity Development Policy Financing (English)
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FEB 14, 2018 123796 Program Information Document
Nicaragua - Country partnership framework for the period FY18-FY22 (English)
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FEB 12, 2018 123026 Country Assistance Strategy Document
Second Country Gender Action Plan (C-GAP II) for Palestinian Territories (FY2018-2021) (English)
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FEB 01, 2018 123946 Working Paper
Rapid social response program : building effective and adaptive social protection and jobs systems for rapid response to urgent social needs (English)
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FEB 01, 2018 123711 Brief Russian, French
Azerbaijan - Social Protection Development Project : INT redacted report (English)
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FEB 01, 2018 124176 Board Report
Rapid social response program progress report 2016-17 (English)
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FEB 01, 2018 123710 Working Paper
How to address constraints underlying gender disparities in Mongolia's labor market (English)
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FEB 01, 2018 123960 Brief
Integrating biographical research into focus group discussions : lessons learned from a qualitative study of constraints underlying gender disparities in Mongolia’s labor market (English)
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FEB 01, 2018 123959 Brief
From needs to investments : a prioritization model for recovery and peace building interventions in North-East Nigeria (English)
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FEB 01, 2018 123893 Working Paper