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Sifting through the Data : labor markets in Haiti through a turbulent decade (2001-2012) (English)

In Latin America, labor markets have been the main channel through which growth has reduced poverty, with higher labor income accounting for 49 percent of the reduction in poverty in 2008–13. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7562 FEB 09, 2016

Scot,Thiago; Rodella,Aude-Sophie

Russian Federation - Second State Statistical System Development Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 103090 FEB 01, 2016

A detailed anatomy of factor misallocation in India (English)

This paper complements the results of earlier work on factor misallocation. The paper first expands the methodology and provides two important decompositions for the main indices. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7547 JAN 28, 2016

Duranton,Gilles; Ghani,Syed Ejaz; Goswami,Arti Grover; Kerr,William Robert

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

The great recession and job loss spillovers : impact of tradable employment shocks on supporting services (English)

This paper explores the spillover effects of job losses via input linkages during the Great Recession. Exploiting exogenous variation in tradable employment shocks across U.S. counties, the paper finds that job losses in the tradable sectors cause further job losses in local supporting services. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7543 JAN 22, 2016

Nguyen,Ha Minh; Rezaei,Shawheen

DECPG global daily economic news (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) global daily economic news are as follows: financial markets; advanced markets; emerging and developing economies in East Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Sub-Saharan Africa. ... See More +

Newsletter 103052 JAN 21, 2016

Chen,Derek Hung Chiat

Global supply chains and trade policy (English)

How do global supply chain linkages modify countries' incentives to impose import protection? Are these linkages empirically important determinants of trade policy? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7536 JAN 19, 2016

Blanchard,Emily J.; Bown,Chad P.; Johnson,Robert Christopher

DECPG global daily economic news (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) global daily economic news are as follows: financial markets; advanced markets; emerging and frontier economies in Europe and Central Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Sub-Saharan Africa. ... See More +

Newsletter 103049 JAN 15, 2016

Chen,Derek Hung Chiat

DECPG global daily economic news (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) global daily economic news are as follows: financial markets; advanced markets; emerging and developing economies in Europe and Central Asia, South Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa. ... See More +

Newsletter 103046 JAN 12, 2016

Chen,Derek Hung Chiat

Democratic Republic of Congo - Human Development Systems Strengthening Project : restructuring (English)

The development objective of the Human Development Systems Strengthening Project for Democratic Republic of Congo is to strengthen select management systems for education and health services in targeted geographic areas in the recipient's territory. ... See More +

Project Paper RES21588 JAN 11, 2016

Bradley,Marylou R.

DECPG global daily economic news (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) global daily economic news are as follows: financial markets; advanced markets; emerging and developing economies in Europe and Central Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Sub-Saharan Africa. ... See More +

Newsletter 103045 JAN 08, 2016

Chen,Derek Hung Chiat

Earnings premiums and penalties for self-employment and informal employees around the world (English)

This paper examines the earnings premiums associated with different types of employment in 73 countries. Workers are divided into four categories: non-professional own-account workers, employers and own-account professionals, informal wage employees, and formal wage employees. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7530 JAN 07, 2016

Gindling,T. H.; Mossaad,Nadwa; Newhouse,David Locke

Misallocation in Turkey's manufacturing sector (English)

Turkey’s economy expanded rapidly in the 2000s, and per capita income is now close to World Bank’s high income threshold of U$12,736. While part of this economic growth was attributable to human and physical capital accumulation, an important fraction was due to total factor productivity (TFP) growth. ... See More +

Brief 103073 JAN 01, 2016

Turkish

The economic effects of war and peace (English)

The World Bank revised its estimate of economic growth in 2015 in the MENA region to 2.6 percent, marginally lower than 2014 growth, and 0.2 percentage points below the October 2015 forecast. ... See More +

Brief 103013 JAN 01, 2016

Mottaghi,Lili French, Arabic

Guinea-Bissau and the cashew economy (English)

The cashew sector forms the core of Guinea-Bissau’s economy. Data from 2010 household survey show that cashew accounts for 26 percent of income (net of remittances) for female headed households and for 35 percent for male headed households. ... See More +

Brief 102933 JAN 01, 2016

Hanusch,Marek

Agricultural sector risk assessment : methodological guidance for practitioners (English)

In the agricultural sector, risks are inherent and ubiquitous, posing potentially serious consequences for stakeholders and consumers. Risks disrupt supply chains, causing extensive financial and economic losses. ... See More +

Working Paper 100320 JAN 01, 2016

Choudhary,Vikas; P. D’Alessandro, Stephen; Giertz, Åsa; Suit,Kilara Constance; Johnson,Traci Jeanette; Baedeker, Tobías; Caballero,Ricardo Jorge

Factory Southern Africa? : SACU in global value chains - summary report (English)

Once concentrated among a few large economies, global flows of goods, services, and capital now reach an ever-larger number of countries worldwide. ... See More +

Working Paper 102850 JAN 01, 2016

Farole,Thomas

Unlocking firm level productivity and promoting more inclusive growth : the role of innovation in Ethiopia (English)

Rapid and consistent economic growth of Ethiopia over the past decade has contributed to reducing the number of people living in poverty. The Government of Ethiopia has created the growth and transformation plan (GTP), focusing on two overarching themes: fostering competitiveness and employment, and enhancing resilience and reducing vulnerabilities. ... See More +

Working Paper 102923 JAN 01, 2016

Kuriakose,Smita; Tsuzaki,Hiroyuki; Aga,Gemechu A.

Do land market restrictions hinder structural change in a rural economy ? evidence from Sri Lanka (English)

This paper analyzes the effects of land market restrictions on structural change from agriculture to non-farm in a rural economy. This paper develops a theoretical model that focuses on higher migration costs due to restrictions on alienability, and identifies the possibility of a reverse structural change where the share of nonagricultural employment declines. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7525 DEC 22, 2015

Emran,M. Shahe; Shilpi,Forhad J.

Land market restrictions, women's labor force participation, and wages in a rural economy (English)

This paper analyzes the effects of land market restrictions on the rural labor market outcomes for women. The existing literature emphasizes two mechanisms through which land restrictions can affect the economic outcomes: the collateral value of land, and (in) security of property rights. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7524 DEC 22, 2015

Emran,M. Shahe; Shilpi,Forhad J.

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Sifting through the Data : labor markets in Haiti through a turbulent decade (2001-2012) (English)
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FEB 09, 2016 WPS7562 Policy Research Working Paper
Russian Federation - Second State Statistical System Development Project : procurement plan (English)
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FEB 01, 2016 103090 Procurement Plan
A detailed anatomy of factor misallocation in India (English)
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JAN 28, 2016 WPS7547 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
The great recession and job loss spillovers : impact of tradable employment shocks on supporting services (English)
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JAN 22, 2016 WPS7543 Policy Research Working Paper
DECPG global daily economic news (English)
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JAN 21, 2016 103052 Newsletter
Global supply chains and trade policy (English)
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JAN 19, 2016 WPS7536 Policy Research Working Paper
DECPG global daily economic news (English)
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JAN 15, 2016 103049 Newsletter
DECPG global daily economic news (English)
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JAN 12, 2016 103046 Newsletter
Democratic Republic of Congo - Human Development Systems Strengthening Project : restructuring (English)
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JAN 11, 2016 RES21588 Project Paper
DECPG global daily economic news (English)
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JAN 08, 2016 103045 Newsletter
Earnings premiums and penalties for self-employment and informal employees around the world (English)
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JAN 07, 2016 WPS7530 Policy Research Working Paper
Misallocation in Turkey's manufacturing sector (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 103073 Brief Turkish
The economic effects of war and peace (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 103013 Brief French, Arabic
Guinea-Bissau and the cashew economy (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 102933 Brief
Agricultural sector risk assessment : methodological guidance for practitioners (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 100320 Working Paper
Factory Southern Africa? : SACU in global value chains - summary report (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 102850 Working Paper
Unlocking firm level productivity and promoting more inclusive growth : the role of innovation in Ethiopia (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 102923 Working Paper
Do land market restrictions hinder structural change in a rural economy ? evidence from Sri Lanka (English)
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DEC 22, 2015 WPS7525 Policy Research Working Paper
Land market restrictions, women's labor force participation, and wages in a rural economy (English)
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DEC 22, 2015 WPS7524 Policy Research Working Paper