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Labor productivity and employment gaps in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

Drawing on a new set of nationally representative, internationally comparable household surveys, this paper provides an overview of key features of structural transformation—labor allocation and labor productivity—in four African economies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7234 APR 06, 2015

McCullough,Ellen B.

Kenya - STEP skills measurement program 2013, skills toward employment and productivity (wave two) (English)

The STEP survey instruments include: (i) a background questionnaire developed by the WB STEP team; and (ii) a reading literacy assessment developed by Educational Testing Services (ETS). ... See More +

Working Paper 95244 FEB 19, 2015

The socio-economic impacts of Ebola in Liberia : results from a high frequency cell phone survey round three (English)

The economic impact of Ebola survey is a high frequency cell phone survey designed to monitor the socio-economic impacts of the ongoing Ebola crisis in Liberia. ... See More +

Working Paper 94509 JAN 12, 2015

Himelein,Kristen; Kastelic,Jonathan G.

Australias seasonal worker program : demand-side constraints and suggested reforms (English)

The Seasonal Worker Program (SWP), which was informed by the Pacific Seasonal Worker Pilot Scheme (PSWPS), represents the first effort by an Australian government to explicitly open low-skilled work opportunities to Pacific Islanders since Federation. ... See More +

Working Paper 94368 JAN 01, 2015

Doyle, Jesse; Howes, Stephen

Lebanon - Emergency Education System Stabilization Project : environmental management plan and guidelines (English)

The development objective of the Emergency Education System Stabilization Project (EESSP) for Lebanon is to ensure equitable access to educational opportunities in the public system, improve the quality of teaching and learning environment, and strengthen national education systems and monitoring. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment E4708 NOV 14, 2014

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

Balancing flexibility and worker protection : understanding labor market duality in Poland (English)

Working Paper 98274 OCT 01, 2014

Gatti,Roberta V.; Goraus,Karolina Marta; Morgandi,Matteo; Korczyc,Ewa Joanna; Rutkowski,Jan J.

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

Condições de Trabalho e Emprego (Portuguese)

This brief spells out that the development benefits of any project financed by the World Bank are enhanced if the project workers operate in conditions that are safe and healthy. ... See More +

Brief 92663 JAN 01, 2014

Development through seasonal worker programs : the case of New Zealands RSE program (English)

Seasonal worker programs are increasingly seen as offering the potential to be part of international development policy. New Zealands 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 +

Other Social Protection Study 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 : Turkiyede 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 +

Other Social Protection Study 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

Artuc, Erhan; Lederman, Daniel; Porto, Guido

Chinas 2008 labor contract law : implementation and implications for Chinas 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 Chinas workers. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6542 JUL 01, 2013

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

Bosnia and Herzegovina - Sava Waterway Rehabilitation Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 5) : 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

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Bangladesh - Ghorashal Unit 4 Repowering Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 4) : Occupational health, safety and environment plan (English)
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JUL 01, 2015 SFG1208 Environmental Assessment
Labor productivity and employment gaps in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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APR 06, 2015 WPS7234 Policy Research Working Paper
Kenya - STEP skills measurement program 2013, skills toward employment and productivity (wave two) (English)
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FEB 19, 2015 95244 Working Paper
The socio-economic impacts of Ebola in Liberia : results from a high frequency cell phone survey round three (English)
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JAN 12, 2015 94509 Working Paper
Australias seasonal worker program : demand-side constraints and suggested reforms (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 94368 Working Paper
Lebanon - Emergency Education System Stabilization Project : environmental management plan and guidelines (English)
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NOV 14, 2014 E4708 Environmental Assessment
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
Balancing flexibility and worker protection : understanding labor market duality in Poland (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 98274 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
Condições de Trabalho e Emprego (Portuguese)
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JAN 01, 2014 92663 Brief
Development through seasonal worker programs : the case of New Zealands 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 Other Social Protection Study Turkish
Activating vulnerable people into good jobs in Turkey : Turkiyede kirilgan kisilerin iyi islerde etkin hale getirilmesi (Turkish)
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NOV 01, 2013 83889 Other Social Protection Study 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
Chinas 2008 labor contract law : implementation and implications for Chinas 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) : 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