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Bangladesh jobs diagnostic (Vol. 2) : Main report (English)

This Jobs Diagnostic presents the characteristics and constraints of the labor market in Bangladesh, identifies the objectives of the jobs agenda, and proposes a policy framework to progress toward them. This multisectoral diagnostic assesses the relationships between supply- and demand-side factors that interact to determine job creation, quality, and inclusion outcomes. Understanding the factors that influence jobs outcomes requires a holistic approach capturing issues such as access to markets, inputs, capital, technology, skills, and matching of supply and demand. Standard labor analysis tends to miss crucial aspects of the demand side of job creation, while growth diagnostics have no direct link to jobs. The Jobs Diagnostic thus intends to provide the comprehensive evidence base to support the development of a national jobs strategy that focuses on policies to foster an environment for more, better, inclusive jobs in Bangladesh.


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    Farole,Thomas, Cho,Yoonyoung, Bossavie,Laurent Loic Yves, Aterido,Reyes

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    South Asia,

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    Main report

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    Job Creation; productivity growth; real gross domestic product; small and medium enterprise; consumption to income ratio; private sector job creation; rate of productivity growth; per capita income growth; per capita consumption growth; contribution to poverty reduction; working-age population; quality of job; labor market outcome; share of employment; labor force participation; labor market development; access to job; total factor productivity; global financial crisis; annual productivity growth; price at purchase; trade in services; source of employment; purchasing power parity; agriculture and industry; rate of growth; labor productivity growth; domestic demand; job growth; female lfp; informal sector activity; changing labor market; access to land; net job creation; privileges and immunity; high unemployment rate; quality and relevance; high population density; international labor mobility; empowerment of woman; trade and investment; agriculture and service; share of work; economic growth performance; number of women; inclusive economic growth; internationally comparable data; foreign direct investment; level of employment; source of income; source income; demand for labor; annual export growth; poverty headcount rate; temporary labor migration; diversification of agriculture; decline in poverty; Private Sector Growth; constant local currency; youth unemployment rate; pace of urbanization; education service delivery; gdp growth rate; human development outcome; decomposition of growth; national account; wage employment; industrial sector; employment growth; secondary city



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Farole,Thomas Cho,Yoonyoung Bossavie,Laurent Loic Yves Aterido,Reyes

Bangladesh jobs diagnostic (Vol. 2) : Main report (English). Jobs working paper,issue no. 9 Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.