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Health information, treatment, and worker productivity : experimental evidence from malaria testing and treatment among Nigerian sugarcane cutters (English)

Agricultural and other physically demanding sectors are important sources of growth in developing countries but prevalent diseases such as malaria adversely impact the productivity, labor supply, and choice of job tasks among workers by reducing physical capacity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7120 NOV 01, 2014

Dillon, Andrew; Friedman, Jed; Serneels, Pieter

Sticky feet : how labor market frictions shape the impact of international trade on jobs and wages (English)

This report analyzes the paths by which developing country labor markets adjust to permanent trade-related shocks. Trade shocks can bring about reallocation of labor between industries, but the presence of labor mobility costs implies economy-wide losses because they extend the period of economic adjustment. ... See More +

Publication 88890 JUN 17, 2014

Hollweg, Claire H.; Lederman, Daniel; Rojas, Diego; Bulmer, Elizabeth Ruppert

Environmental and social management system implementation handbook : construction (English)

This Handbook is intended to be a practical guide to help companies in the construction industry develop and implement an environmental and social management system, which should help to improve overall operations. ... See More +

Working Paper 91505 JUN 04, 2014

Environmental and social management system implementation handbook : textiles and apparel (English)

Today, textiles and apparel companies are confronted with a number of significant environmental and social challenges. None of the challenges are insurmountable, but if not effectively addressed and managed, they can hurt core business operations and profitability. ... See More +

Working Paper 91508 JUN 01, 2014

Development through seasonal worker programs : the case of New Zealand's RSE program (English)

Seasonal worker programs are increasingly seen as offering the potential to be part of international development policy. New Zealand's Recognised Seasonal Employer program is one of the first and most prominent of programs designed with this perspective. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6762 JAN 01, 2014

Gibson, John; McKenzie, David

Activating vulnerable people into good jobs in Turkey (English)

This report presents the results of a highly simplified profiling exercise to demonstrate the initial steps of profiling and draw some initial conclusions on the types of clients that might be covered by activation policies in Turkey, and the extent of their socio-economic vulnerability as well as labor market employability. ... See More +

Working Paper 83889 NOV 01, 2013

Finn, Dan; Grun, Rebekka; Herrera-Sosa, Katia; Immervoll, Herwig; Ridao-Cano, Cristobal; Uysal, Gokce; Yener, Ahmet Levent Turkish

Activating vulnerable people into good jobs in Turkey : Turkiye'de kirilgan kisilerin iyi islerde etkin hale getirilmesi (Turkish)

This report presents the results of a highly simplified profiling exercise to demonstrate the initial steps of profiling and draw some initial conclusions on the types of clients that might be covered by activation policies in Turkey, and the extent of their socio-economic vulnerability as well as labor market employability. ... See More +

Working Paper 83889 NOV 01, 2013

Finn, Dan; Grun, Rebekka; Herrera-Sosa, Katia; Immervoll, Herwig; Ridao-Cano, Cristobal; Uysal, Gokce; Yener, Ahmet Levent English

Trade, informal employment and labor adjustment costs (English)

Informal employment is ubiquitous in developing countries, but few studies have estimated workers' switching costs between informal and formal employment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6614 SEP 01, 2013

Arias, Javier; Artuc, Erhan; Lederman, Daniel; Rojas, Diego

A mapping of labor mobility costs in developing countries (English)

Estimates of labor mobility costs are needed to assess the responses of employment and wages to trade shocks when factor adjustment is costly. Available methods to estimate those costs rely on panel data, which are seldom available in developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6556 AUG 01, 2013

Lederman, Daniel; Artuc, Erhan; Porto, Guido

China's 2008 labor contract law : implementation and implications for China's workers (English)

This paper presents empirical evidence from household and firm survey data collected during 2009-2010 on the implementation of the 2008 Labor Contract Law and its effects on China's workers. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6542 JUL 01, 2013

Giles, John; Park, Albert; Wang, Meiyan; Gallagher, Mary

Bosnia and Herzegovina - Sava Waterway Rehabilitation Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 5 of 10) : Standard for mine clearance and explosive ordnance disposal operations : amendment (English)

The objective of the Sava Waterway Rehabilitation Project for Bosnia and Herzegovina is to improve the operational performance and safety of commercial and leisure vessels on the Sava River, thereby contributing to improved utilization of the river ports. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment E4213 JUN 01, 2013

Turkey - Managing labor markets through the economic cycle (English)

The Turkish economy was hit hard by the global economic crisis, but recovered fast and strong. The economy had already started to slow down in 2007, but the global financial events of late 2008 led to a sharp contraction starting in the last quarter of 2008 until growth resumed in the last quarter of 2009. ... See More +

Country Economic Memorandum 70130 MAR 15, 2013

Turkey - Managing labor markets through the economic cycle (English)

The Turkish economy was hit hard by the global economic crisis, but recovered fast and strong. The economy had already started to slow down in 2007, but the global financial events of late 2008 led to a sharp contraction starting in the last quarter of 2008 until growth resumed in the last quarter of 2009. ... See More +

Other Infrastructure Study 80803 MAR 15, 2013

Turkish

Turkey - Managing labor markets through the economic cycle : Turkiye - Ekonomik dalgalanma boyunca isgucupiyasalarinin yonetimi (Turkish)

The Turkish economy was hit hard by the global economic crisis, but recovered fast and strong. The economy had already started to slow down in 2007, but the global financial events of late 2008 led to a sharp contraction starting in the last quarter of 2008 until growth resumed in the last quarter of 2009. ... See More +

Other Infrastructure Study 80803 MAR 15, 2013

English

Serbia - Road Rehabilitation and Safety Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 1 of 7) : Environmental management plan for road rehabilitation works on state road of the IA category no. 4 (old marking: M-5) (English)

The objective of the Road Rehabilitation and Safety Project for Serbia is to support the Government of Serbia in enhancing the efficiency, effectiveness and safety of its main and regional road network, through the improvement of a proportion of these road networks, scaling up of the use of efficient road asset management practices, the institutionalization of safe road design principles and road safety audits, and the strengthening of the institutional capacity of Public Enterprise Roads of Serbia (PERS). ... See More +

Environmental Assessment E4116 JAN 01, 2013

Serbia - Road Rehabilitation and Safety Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 2 of 7) : Environmental management plan for road rehabilitation works on state road of the IB class, no. 23 (old marking: M-4) (English)

The objective of the Road Rehabilitation and Safety Project for Serbia is to support the Government of Serbia in enhancing the efficiency, effectiveness and safety of its main and regional road network, through the improvement of a proportion of these road networks, scaling up of the use of efficient road asset management practices, the institutionalization of safe road design principles and road safety audits, and the strengthening of the institutional capacity of Public Enterprise Roads of Serbia (PERS). ... See More +

Environmental Assessment E4116 DEC 01, 2012

Serbia - Road Rehabilitation and Safety Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 3 of 7) : Environmental management plan for road rehabilitation works on state road of the IB class, no. 20 (old marking: M-7) (English)

The objective of the Road Rehabilitation and Safety Project for Serbia is to support the Government of Serbia in enhancing the efficiency, effectiveness and safety of its main and regional road network, through the improvement of a proportion of these road networks, scaling up of the use of efficient road asset management practices, the institutionalization of safe road design principles and road safety audits, and the strengthening of the institutional capacity of Public Enterprise Roads of Serbia (PERS). ... See More +

Environmental Assessment E4116 DEC 01, 2012

Heterogeneity in subjective wellbeing : an application to occupational allocation in Africa (English)

Using an extraordinarily rich panel dataset from Ghana, this paper explores the nature of self-employment and informality in developing countries through the analysis of self-reported happiness with work and life. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6244 OCT 01, 2012

Sarrias, Mauricio; Falco, Paolo; Maloney, William F.; Rijkers, Bob

Demographic transition and the labor market in Sri Lanka (English)

Sri Lanka's demographic transition has significantly shaped the age distribution of the labor force and created a large working age population (World Bank 2008). ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 74171 OCT 01, 2012

Sinha, Nistha

Trade policy and wage inequality : a structural analysis with occupational and sectoral mobility (English)

A number of authors have argued that a worker's occupation of employment is at least as important as the worker's industry of employment in determining whether the worker will be hurt or helped by international trade. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6194 SEP 01, 2012

Artuc, Erhan; McLaren, John

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Health information, treatment, and worker productivity : experimental evidence from malaria testing and treatment among Nigerian sugarcane cutters (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7120 Policy Research Working Paper
Sticky feet : how labor market frictions shape the impact of international trade on jobs and wages (English)
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JUN 17, 2014 88890 Publication
Environmental and social management system implementation handbook : construction (English)
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JUN 04, 2014 91505 Working Paper
Environmental and social management system implementation handbook : textiles and apparel (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 91508 Working Paper
Development through seasonal worker programs : the case of New Zealand's RSE program (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 WPS6762 Policy Research Working Paper
Activating vulnerable people into good jobs in Turkey (English)
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NOV 01, 2013 83889 Working Paper Turkish
Activating vulnerable people into good jobs in Turkey : Turkiye'de kirilgan kisilerin iyi islerde etkin hale getirilmesi (Turkish)
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NOV 01, 2013 83889 Working Paper English
Trade, informal employment and labor adjustment costs (English)
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SEP 01, 2013 WPS6614 Policy Research Working Paper
A mapping of labor mobility costs in developing countries (English)
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AUG 01, 2013 WPS6556 Policy Research Working Paper
China's 2008 labor contract law : implementation and implications for China's workers (English)
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JUL 01, 2013 WPS6542 Policy Research Working Paper
Bosnia and Herzegovina - Sava Waterway Rehabilitation Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 5 of 10) : Standard for mine clearance and explosive ordnance disposal operations : amendment (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 E4213 Environmental Assessment
Turkey - Managing labor markets through the economic cycle (English)
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MAR 15, 2013 70130 Country Economic Memorandum
Turkey - Managing labor markets through the economic cycle (English)
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MAR 15, 2013 80803 Other Infrastructure Study Turkish
Turkey - Managing labor markets through the economic cycle : Turkiye - Ekonomik dalgalanma boyunca isgucupiyasalarinin yonetimi (Turkish)
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MAR 15, 2013 80803 Other Infrastructure Study English
Serbia - Road Rehabilitation and Safety Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 1 of 7) : Environmental management plan for road rehabilitation works on state road of the IA category no. 4 (old marking: M-5) (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 E4116 Environmental Assessment
Serbia - Road Rehabilitation and Safety Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 2 of 7) : Environmental management plan for road rehabilitation works on state road of the IB class, no. 23 (old marking: M-4) (English)
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DEC 01, 2012 E4116 Environmental Assessment
Serbia - Road Rehabilitation and Safety Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 3 of 7) : Environmental management plan for road rehabilitation works on state road of the IB class, no. 20 (old marking: M-7) (English)
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DEC 01, 2012 E4116 Environmental Assessment
Heterogeneity in subjective wellbeing : an application to occupational allocation in Africa (English)
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OCT 01, 2012 WPS6244 Policy Research Working Paper
Demographic transition and the labor market in Sri Lanka (English)
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OCT 01, 2012 74171 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Trade policy and wage inequality : a structural analysis with occupational and sectoral mobility (English)
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SEP 01, 2012 WPS6194 Policy Research Working Paper