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Lending for jobs operations (English)

This paper develops a general framework to inform the design of a new generation of jobs lending operations. The paper discusses the rationale for developing jobs focused lending operations with specific targets in terms of job creation, job quality, and labor markets outcomes for vulnerable population groups. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 121983 DEC 01, 2017

Robalino,David A.; Tokle,Siv Elin Disclosed

Executive Directors strategic engagements work program (undated) (English)

This report is about 2016 financial report to the Executive Directors: Staff Retirement Plan and Trust, Retired Staff Benefits Plan and Trust, and Post-Employment Benefits Plan; and MDRI update paper. ... See More +

Board Report 120589 OCT 01, 2017

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Nigeria - Growth and Employment Project : restructuring (English)

The development objective of the Growth and Employment Project for Nigeria is to increase growth and employment in participating states. The purpose of the level-two restructuring is to make the following adjustments: (a) changes to components and costs: component A, improved investment climate, which used to be 100 percent funded by United Kingdom (UK) Department for International Development (DFID) will now benefit from International Development Association (IDA) funding in the amount of United States (U.S.) 5 million dollars; (b) special drawing rights (SDR) 3,615,000 (equivalent U.S. 5 million dollars) will be reallocated from category 1 to category 6 for component A, improved investment climate; SDR 21,760,000 (U.S. 30 million dollars) for the small and medium enterprise (SME) investment fund will be allocated from proceeds under category 1 (Gds, Wks, non-consulting services, consultant services, training, workshops and study tours under A3, A4, BI.1-4, BII), category 2 (Gds, consultant services including study tours, workshops and study tours, and operating costs under part C of the project), category 3 (grants for subprojects) and category 4 (project preparation fund) to a newly created category 5 under sub-component B.III; (c) modifications in the results framework to: (i) revise indicators and make them more realistic, measurable, and in line with the project activities; (ii) drop some indicators that are no longer relevant and revise targets for increased realism; and (iii) provide intermediate level indicators to reflect projects achievements more accurately and new ones that are relevant to the new sub-component BIII; and (d) extension of the project closing date by 12 months and 23 days, from September 7, 2018 to September 30, 2019, to ensure accelerated implementation and allow the new SME investment fund to be functional and achieve results in line with the project development objectives. ... See More +

Project Paper RES25557 AUG 01, 2017

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Assam - Jobs (English)

People in Assam are increasingly moving off the farm and into other kinds of work. Nonetheless, half of Assam’s workforce is still on the farm. ... See More +

Brief 119139 JUN 20, 2017

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Himachal Pradesh - Jobs (English)

Most of Himachal Pradesh’s people are engaged in farming. Non-farm jobs account for a lower share of employment than in most other states. Over two-thirds of Himachal Pradesh’s workforce is self-employed, and very few of the rest have salaried jobs. ... See More +

Brief 119182 JUN 20, 2017

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Karnataka - Jobs (English)

People in Karnataka are increasingly moving away from farm jobs. Since 2005, most new jobs were created in the services sector, leading to an increase in the share of salaried jobs in the state. ... See More +

Brief 119188 JUN 20, 2017

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Kerala - Jobs (English)

Most people in Kerala work off the farm, with nearly two-thirds of the workforce engaged in wage employment. But, many among them earn casual wages. ... See More +

Brief 119247 JUN 20, 2017

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Maharashtra - Jobs (English)

People in Maharashtra are gradually moving off the farm and into other kinds of work. Since 2005, job growth in Maharashtra, led by services, has been higher than in many other states. ... See More +

Brief 119253 JUN 20, 2017

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Punjab - Jobs (English)

Contrary to popular perception, over two-thirds of Punjab’s labor force works off the farm, among the highest levels of non-farm employment in the country. ... See More +

Brief 119259 JUN 20, 2017

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Tamil Nadu - Jobs (English)

People in Tamil Nadu are increasingly moving off the farm and into other kinds of work such as construction. But, while growth in non-farm jobs has been positive, it has been slow. ... See More +

Brief 119266 JUN 20, 2017

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Employment multipliers over the business cycle (English)

This paper estimates dynamic employment multipliers in a U.S. county during 1998-2015. On average, one exogenous tradable job gain creates 1.1 jobs in the rest of the county economy in the same year, but is offset by losses of 0.23 job one year later and 0.32 job two years later. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8105 JUN 19, 2017

Nguyen,Ha Minh; Soh,Jiaming Disclosed

Jobs in global value chains (English)

Global Value Chains (GVC) are significant vehicles of job creation, carrying a share of 60 percent of global trade that employs around 17 million people worldwide. ... See More +

Brief 116316 JUN 01, 2017

Disclosed

Doing Business 2018 : reforming to create jobs - Armenia (English)

Doing Business 2018 is the 15th in a series of annual reports investigating the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. ... See More +

Working Paper 120823 JUN 01, 2017

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West Bank and Gaza - Economic Monitoring Report to the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (English)

The Palestinian people face an increasingly uncertain political environment, and an economy that is failing to generate the jobs and incomes that are needed to improve living standards. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS22126 MAY 04, 2017

Ahern,Mark Eugene Disclosed

Togo - Country partnership framework for the period FY17-FY20 (English)

This country partnership framework (CPF), prepared jointly by the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), and the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) presents the World Bank Group’s (WBG’s) program for Togo during the period FY17 through FY20. ... See More +

Country Assistance Strategy Document 112965 APR 20, 2017

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West Bank and Gaza - Finance for Jobs Second Project : environmental assessment : Environmental management plan for Gaza industrial estate solar energy project (English)

The development objective of Finance for Jobs Second Project is to enhance employment opportunities and mobilize private investment as a result of testing selected financial interventions in the West Bank and Gaza. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG3164 MAR 08, 2017

Ridenour,Stefanie Lynn Disclosed

Cote d'Ivoire jobs diagnostic : employment, productivity, and inclusion for poverty reduction : Emploi, productivité et inclusion pour réduire la pauvreté : un diagnostic de la situation de l'emploi en Côte d'Ivoire (French)

After a decade of crisis and stellar economic growth over the past five years, Côte d’Ivoire has now set its sight on becoming an emerging economy. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS13233 FEB 01, 2017

Christiaensen,Luc (Editor); Premand,Patrick (Editor) English Disclosed

Tajikistan Jobs Diagnostic: Strategic Framework for Jobs (English)

Tajikistan’s economy is not creating sufficient jobs for its rapidly growing workforce, in particular its burgeoning youth population. As a result, its most valuable asset – human capital – is largely underutilized. ... See More +

Working Paper 112666 JAN 01, 2017

Strokova,Victoria; Ajwad,Mohamed Ihsan Russian Disclosed

Zambia jobs diagnostic : volume 2 – policy framework (English)

Jobs need to be at the heart of economic development policies in Zambia. Recognizing the role of jobs in making Zambia a more equal middle-income country, the Government of Zambia has prioritized job creation in its Vision 2030 and National Strategy on Job Creation and Industrialization by setting a goal to create one million jobs in key sectors over the next five years. ... See More +

Working Paper 115778 JAN 01, 2017

Krishnan,Sudha Bala; Merotto,Dino Leonardo; Peterburs,Teresa Anna Maria; Walker,David Ian Disclosed

Jobs in value chains - Zambia : opportunities in agribusiness (English)

This study analyzes from a jobs perspective two high potential value chains (VCs) in Zambia’s agribusiness sector poultry and aquaculture. With more than 50 percent of workers and over 80 percent of poor Zambians recording themselves in agriculture in the 2010 population census, raising agricultural productivity is a determinant to reduce poverty. ... See More +

Working Paper 115801 JAN 01, 2017

Krishnan,Sudha Bala; Peterburs,Teresa Anna Maria Disclosed

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
Lending for jobs operations (English)
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DEC 01, 2017 121983 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Executive Directors strategic engagements work program (undated) (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120589 Board Report
Nigeria - Growth and Employment Project : restructuring (English)
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AUG 01, 2017 RES25557 Project Paper
Assam - Jobs (English)
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JUN 20, 2017 119139 Brief
Himachal Pradesh - Jobs (English)
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JUN 20, 2017 119182 Brief
Karnataka - Jobs (English)
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JUN 20, 2017 119188 Brief
Kerala - Jobs (English)
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JUN 20, 2017 119247 Brief
Maharashtra - Jobs (English)
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JUN 20, 2017 119253 Brief
Punjab - Jobs (English)
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JUN 20, 2017 119259 Brief
Tamil Nadu - Jobs (English)
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JUN 20, 2017 119266 Brief
Employment multipliers over the business cycle (English)
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JUN 19, 2017 WPS8105 Policy Research Working Paper
Jobs in global value chains (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 116316 Brief
Doing Business 2018 : reforming to create jobs - Armenia (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 120823 Working Paper
West Bank and Gaza - Economic Monitoring Report to the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (English)
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MAY 04, 2017 ACS22126 Working Paper
Togo - Country partnership framework for the period FY17-FY20 (English)
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APR 20, 2017 112965 Country Assistance Strategy Document
West Bank and Gaza - Finance for Jobs Second Project : environmental assessment : Environmental management plan for Gaza industrial estate solar energy project (English)
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MAR 08, 2017 SFG3164 Environmental Assessment
Cote d'Ivoire jobs diagnostic : employment, productivity, and inclusion for poverty reduction : Emploi, productivité et inclusion pour réduire la pauvreté : un diagnostic de la situation de l'emploi en Côte d'Ivoire (French)
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FEB 01, 2017 AUS13233 Working Paper English
Tajikistan Jobs Diagnostic: Strategic Framework for Jobs (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 112666 Working Paper Russian
Zambia jobs diagnostic : volume 2 – policy framework (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 115778 Working Paper
Jobs in value chains - Zambia : opportunities in agribusiness (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 115801 Working Paper