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Gabonese Republic - Report on growth and employment : paving the way toward inclusive growth (English)

In 2009 the Gabonese authorities defined a new vision whose strategic guidelines are detailed in an operational plan, the strategic plan for an emerging Gabon (PSGE) whose goal is to turn Gabon into an emerging country within one generation. PSGE includes an ambitious public investment program to develop basic infrastructure and to create the necessary economic environment for the emergence of a diversified economy. The major challenge for PSGE, and how it can be different from previous development plans, will be to become a growth model that is both sustainable and inclusive, leading to a significant improvement in the revenue and living conditions of all Gabonese people. This report is a contribution to the debate on how to achieve this goal. It was developed as part of the implementation of a new World Bank intervention strategy in Gabon wherein competitiveness and employment is the first pillar. It identifies the main obstacles to the low impact of economic growth on employment in Gabon and makes recommendations that will foster dialogue between the World Bank and the Gabonese authorities on the subject. The report is divided into three parts: (i) an analysis of Gabon's economic performance since the independence and its effect on employment, (ii) an analysis of the main characteristics of the labor market, and (iii) a review of the main obstacles to job creation. The conclusion recommends some options for reforming the labor market as well as the legal and institutional framework for employment promotion in Gabon.

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  • Author

    Dieye,Fallou, Eozenou,Patrick Hoang-Vu, Tsouck Ibounde,Rick Emery

  • Document Date

    2013/06/01

  • Document Type

    Working Paper

  • Report Number

    82538

  • Volume No

    1

  • Total Volume(s)

    1

  • Country

    Gabon,

  • Region

    Africa,

  • Disclosure Date

    2015/04/17

  • Disclosure Status

    Disclosed

  • Doc Name

    Gabonese Republic - Report on growth and employment : paving the way toward inclusive growth

  • Keywords

    Labor Market;weights and measure;access to international capital markets;Technical and Vocational Education;institutional framework;unemployment rate;labor market information system;public expenditure on education;cost of production factor;employment and unemployment;public investment program;skill need;private sector development support;Technical and Financial Partners;Vocational and Technical Education;formal employment;investment climate;Job Creation;social security system;number of jobs;high unemployment rate;oil price;inclusive growth;education level;employment promotion;social protection system;effect on employment;place of residence;culture and art;public works program;structural adjustment;oil sector;labor code;Labor Law;school dropout rate;per capita income;vocational training system;return to education;informal labor force;informal sector enterprise;area of education;management of school;distribution of responsibility;labor market analysis;consultation on employment;national health system;social security fund;vocational training levy;expansionary fiscal policy;transfer of ownership;Gender and Education;Oil and Gas;Oil & Gas;stable economic growth;average monthly earnings;primary school repetition;annual average growth;primary school classroom;trade and transportation;gross domestic product;payment of tax;international labor organization;lack of infrastructure;migration of worker;decline in agriculture;reform of security;board of education;approach to education;level of private;consumption of good;budget for education;secondary school cycle;consumption of commodity;basic education system;quality of energy;vulnerability of woman;price of commodities;elementary school student;structural adjustment program;law on education;net enrollment rate;quality of transport;international oil price;investment promotion agency;infrastructure and services;privatization of telecommunication;civil engineering;social legislation;productive sector;Higher Education;young people;small and medium enterprise;parastatal sector;oil boom;job opportunity;job opportunities;oil revenue;total employment;historical perspective;real gdp;foreign labor;annual variations;actuarial study;budgetary allocation;economic recovery;budget policy;national authority;Economic Policy;macroeconomic stabilization;long-term growth;full employment;monthly income;operational capacity;social unrest;oil industry;professional skill;working population;repeater rate;oil production;administrative formality;comparator country;consumer price;national survey;business opportunity;job market;Natural Resources;investment budget;social transfer;palm oil;economic diversification;privatization program;raw material;positive growth;

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Dieye,Fallou Eozenou,Patrick Hoang-Vu Tsouck Ibounde,Rick Emery

Gabonese Republic - Report on growth and employment : paving the way toward inclusive growth (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/463031468273903723/Gabonese-Republic-Report-on-growth-and-employment-paving-the-way-toward-inclusive-growth