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Can wage subsidies boost employment in the wake of an economic crisis? (English)

The rise in unemployment during an economic crisis poses a significant concern to policy makers. Moreover, layoffs could slow down the economic recovery, since re-hiring and training workers may be costly for firms. ... See More +

Brief 104562 APR 01, 2016

Bruhn,Miriam Disclosed

The labor content of exports database (English)

This paper develops a novel methodology to measure the quantity of jobs and value of wages embodied in exports for a large number of countries and sectors for intermittent years between 1995 and 2011. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7615 MAR 28, 2016

Cali,Massimiliano; Francois,Joseph; Hollweg,Claire Honore; Manchin,Miriam; Oberdabernig,Doris Anita; Rojas Romagosa,Hugo Alexander; Rubinova,Stela; Tomberger,Patrick Disclosed

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

Procurement Plan 104186 MAR 24, 2016

Disclosed

Sri Lanka - Current status (English)

Sri Lanka ranks third in terms of value (4.4 billion dollars) and global market share, although apparel has a relatively high share of total country exports at 45 percent. ... See More +

Brief 104610 MAR 23, 2016

Disclosed

Pakistan - Current status (English)

Pakistan ranks fourth in terms of value (4.2 billion dollars) with the same global market share as Sri Lanka, although apparel’s share of total country exports is lower at 19 percent. ... See More +

Brief 104609 MAR 23, 2016

Disclosed

Bangladesh - Current status (English)

Bangladesh has the largest apparel export industry of the four South Asian sample countries (22.8 billion dollars), and the largest market share of global apparel exports. ... See More +

Brief 104608 MAR 23, 2016

Disclosed

India - Current status (English)

India ranks second in terms of value (12.5 billion dollars) and global market share, although unlike Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, apparel’s share of total county exports is quite low at 5 percent. ... See More +

Brief 104597 MAR 23, 2016

Disclosed

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; high income economies; and developing economies in Europe,Central Asia, Middle East, North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa ... See More +

Newsletter 104317 MAR 23, 2016

Chen,Derek Hung Chiat Disclosed

Stitches to riches? : apparel employment, trade, and economic development in South Asia (English)

South Asia must create good-quality jobs for a rapidly expanding young population and bring more women into the labor force. The apparel sector in South Asia is labor intensive, employs more women on average than other manufacturing sectors, and provides jobs that allow for the acquisition of skills. ... See More +

Publication 104271 MAR 23, 2016

Lopez-Acevedo,Gladys C.; Robertson,Raymond Disclosed

Indonesia - National Program for Community Empowerment in Rural Areas Health and Bright Generation Project : restructuring (English)

The objective of the National Program for Community Empowerment in Rural Areas Health and Bright Generation Project for Indonesia is to empower local communities in poor, rural sub-districts in the project provinces to increase utilization of health and education services and foster accountability in local service delivery. ... See More +

Project Paper RES21971 MAR 22, 2016

Wrobel,Robert Disclosed

Niger - Adaptive Social Safety Nets Project : additional financing (English)

The development objective of the Adaptive Social Safety Nets Project for Niger is to establish and support a safety nets system which will increase access of poor and food insecure households to cash transfer and cash for work programs. ... See More +

Project Paper PAD1584 MAR 17, 2016

Disclosed

Access to finance and job growth : firm-level evidence across developing countries (English)

This paper investigates the effect of access to finance on job growth in 50,000 firms across 70 developing countries. Using the introduction of credit bureaus as an exogenous shock to the supply of credit, the paper finds that increased access to finance results in higher employment growth, especially among micro, small, and medium enterprises. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7604 MAR 16, 2016

Ayyagari,Meghana; Juarros,Pedro Francisco; Martinez Peria,Maria Soledad; Singh,Sandeep Disclosed

Unemployment and mortality : evidence from the great recession (English)

Did unemployment in the Great Recession hurt people's health? The broad answer is no: job losses have statistically insignificant impacts on mortality. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7603 MAR 16, 2016

Nguyen,Ha Minh; Nguyen,Huong Disclosed

Effect of lengthening the school day on mother's labor supply (English)

This article examines how a policy oriented toward a specific group within the population can have collateral effects on the economic decisions of other groups. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7599 MAR 14, 2016

Contreras,Dante; Sepulveda,Paulina Disclosed

The week (English)

Is a five-day workweek followed by a two-day weekend a socially optimal schedule? This paper presents a model in which labor productivity and the marginal utility of leisure evolve endogenously over the workweek. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7598 MAR 14, 2016

Eden,Maya Disclosed

Mozambique - Greater Maputo Water Supply Expansion Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 104138 MAR 11, 2016

Disclosed

Tuvalu - Aviation Investment Project : additional financing (English)

The objective of the Additional Financing for the Aviation Investment Project for Tuvalu is to improve operational safety and oversight of international air transport infrastructure. ... See More +

Project Paper PAD1701 MAR 09, 2016

Disclosed

Enhancing IDA’s financial support in IDA17 : chair summary (English)

Board Summary 103989 MAR 08, 2016

Disclosed

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

Newsletter 104261 MAR 04, 2016

Chen,Derek Hung Chiat Disclosed

The performance of free economic zones in Moldova (English)

In 1995, Moldova introduced free economic zone (FEZ) legislation with the aim of accelerating socioeconomic development by attracting domestic and foreign investment, promoting exports, and creating employment. ... See More +

Working Paper 103998 MAR 03, 2016

Disclosed

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Can wage subsidies boost employment in the wake of an economic crisis? (English)
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APR 01, 2016 104562 Brief
The labor content of exports database (English)
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MAR 28, 2016 WPS7615 Policy Research Working Paper
Russian Federation - Second State Statistical System Development Project : procurement plan (English)
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MAR 24, 2016 104186 Procurement Plan
Sri Lanka - Current status (English)
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MAR 23, 2016 104610 Brief
Pakistan - Current status (English)
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MAR 23, 2016 104609 Brief
Bangladesh - Current status (English)
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MAR 23, 2016 104608 Brief
India - Current status (English)
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MAR 23, 2016 104597 Brief
DECPG global daily economic news (English)
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MAR 23, 2016 104317 Newsletter
Stitches to riches? : apparel employment, trade, and economic development in South Asia (English)
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MAR 23, 2016 104271 Publication
Indonesia - National Program for Community Empowerment in Rural Areas Health and Bright Generation Project : restructuring (English)
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MAR 22, 2016 RES21971 Project Paper
Niger - Adaptive Social Safety Nets Project : additional financing (English)
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MAR 17, 2016 PAD1584 Project Paper
Access to finance and job growth : firm-level evidence across developing countries (English)
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MAR 16, 2016 WPS7604 Policy Research Working Paper
Unemployment and mortality : evidence from the great recession (English)
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MAR 16, 2016 WPS7603 Policy Research Working Paper
Effect of lengthening the school day on mother's labor supply (English)
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MAR 14, 2016 WPS7599 Policy Research Working Paper
The week (English)
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MAR 14, 2016 WPS7598 Policy Research Working Paper
Mozambique - Greater Maputo Water Supply Expansion Project : procurement plan (English)
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MAR 11, 2016 104138 Procurement Plan
Tuvalu - Aviation Investment Project : additional financing (English)
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MAR 09, 2016 PAD1701 Project Paper
Enhancing IDA’s financial support in IDA17 : chair summary (English)
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MAR 08, 2016 103989 Board Summary
DECPG global daily economic news (English)
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MAR 04, 2016 104261 Newsletter
The performance of free economic zones in Moldova (English)
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MAR 03, 2016 103998 Working Paper