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Wage Bill and Pay Reform : A First Glance and a Look Forward (English)

Reforming wage bills can significantly impact a country’s fiscal outlook, public sector performance, the health of its labor market, and private sector development. The public sector represents an average 15 percent of total employment, and it accounts for a large chunk of formal sector employment in Sub-Saharan Africa, East and Central Asia, South Asia, East Asia and the Pacific, and Middle East and North Africa Regions of the World Bank. The Bank began focusing on this topic several decades ago, and many of the issues then remain relevant today. This Governance Note offers answers to principal questions: What is the main motivation for the Bank’s involvement? What does its basic package of policy solutions look like? What are the main policy trade-offs? How does the political economy of pay reform come into play? And what can be learned by World Bank staff from experience for future wage bill and pay reform projects?




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Van Acker,Wouter Hasnain,Zahid

Wage Bill and Pay Reform : A First Glance and a Look Forward (English). Governance Notes,no. 16 Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.