Jobs and Development

By The World Bank  | Good, inclusive jobs are the surest pathway out of poverty. A productive private sector that operates on a level playing field - one that provides jobs for all walks of society - is key to ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity.

Reforming Employment Services: Three Steps to Big Change

With the right kind of reforms, public employment services can do a better job of matching job seekers from poor households. In low and middle-income …

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Mentoring entrepreneurs: Finding out what works and what doesn’t

<i>Start-ups in emerging markets are disadvantaged when it comes to accessing mentors and mentorship programs. The</i> <i>infoDev Climate Technology Program</i> <i>has</i> …

Innovation

Supporting Women Entrepreneurship in Moldova

In Moldova, female-owned businesses currently represent only about 25% of all enterprises. Further investment in women entrepreneurship should …

Moldova

Measuring youth employment projects: What can we learn from each other?

Youth employment projects face varying contextual realities and constraints that often result in generating innovations when adapting and customizing …

World Bank

Creating Jobs and Diversifying Exports in Bangladesh

“Bangladesh’s achievement in ready-made-garments is remarkable. However, dependence on a single sector for majority of export earnings is risky. To …

Economics

#Blog4Dev: Vocation and technical training and access to credit would create jobs

During my years in college, the number of unemployed graduates in my city made me want to study harder, and seek the skills required in the workplace …

Entrepreneurship

Accelerating and learning from innovations in youth employment projects

Innovations in youth employment programs are critical to addressing this enormous development challenge effectively. Rapid progress in digital …

Innovation

Philippines: Keeping in step with what employers want

<b>Step up to the Jobs Challenge</b><p>It is said that some employees are hired because of their technical skills, but fired due to their behaviors or …

El Salvador

#Blog4Dev: Creating jobs and renewable energy at the same time

The dramatic decrease in the cost of renewable energy technologies seen in recent years presents an unprecedented opportunity to improve our access …

Renewable Energy

Why Digital Payments are Key to Entrepreneurs’ Success

In high-income countries, entrepreneurs routinely accept electronic payments from customers and make electronic payments to suppliers, tax …

Banking

A new generation of CEOs: Running a business in West Africa as a woman

Also available in: <b>Français</b><p>What is it like to set up and run an incubator as a woman? The answer, much like anywhere else in the world for working …

Africa

Secondary towns for migration and jobs: What makes a town a town and why it matters

In our previous post, we explored how migration from rural to urban areas is not a one-step move, but rather a dynamic lifelong process that expands …

Cities

Let’s harness the data revolution to promote agriculture and create jobs

Agriculture is the backbone of many African economies, employing the most citizens in most countries, citizens who produce food for consumption and …

Agriculture

More Jobs. It is possible!

Developing countries like Tanzania are experiencing an unforeseen youth bulge—a high proportion of young people aged 15 to 24. Sadly, this growth is …

Dar Es Salaam

Secondary towns for migration and jobs: The first move is different

For a young person who has spent his or her whole life living in a village in rural Africa, moving out is often desirable in theory, but daunting in …

Dar Es Salaam

Thriving Local Businesses Provide Jobs to Thousands in Afghanistan

With support from the Afghanistan New Market Development Project, a local pasteurization factory in Mazar-e-Sharif improved its production capacity …

Afghanistan

Secondary towns for migration and jobs: Creating the action space

Raymond is a young boy living in rural Kagera, Tanzania. He has always dreamed of moving to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s prime city, 1,650 km away and …

Dar Es Salaam

The future of Jobs and Skills: A gloomy or glowing scenario for the less skilled workers?

<b>Fears abound that automation and other advanced technologies will lead to job losses for lower-skilled workers in emerging economies and exacerbate</b> …

Intelligence

World Bank Group Youth Summit 2017: Technology and Innovation for Impact

We are excited to announce this year’s Youth Summit 2017: Technology & Innovation for Impact. As highlighted in the 2016 World Development Report …

Innovation

A new generation of CEOs: Six businesswomen discuss entrepreneurship and start-ups in West Africa

Also available in: <b>Français</b><p>Across West Africa, it’s very difficult to find a workplace as innovative and diverse as business incubators. Known for …

Africa

Africa Fellowship Program: Fielding Top Talent to Forward the World Bank Development Mission

“The Africa Fellowship Program contributes to renewing and enlarging of a diverse pool of experts in the field of development, thereby enhancing the …

World Economy

Bangladesh Development Update: More, Better, and Inclusive Jobs Can Boost Growth

<b><br>September 27, 2017:</b> Bangladesh’s economic growth remains resilient in spite of volatile export growth and shrinking remittances, according to a new …

Economics

South Africa: Innovation, skills transfer improving lives, driving economic growth

Can South Africa tap into its innovation potential to improve the lives of its citizens?

Some people think innovation is only about gadgets, high-tech industries, and laboratories. But this is only the tip of the iceberg! The truth is …

Innovation

Will automation kill South African jobs? No, say new studies

The 4th Industrial Revolution is here: driverless cars, 3-D printing, and Artificial Intelligence are the future. These innovations deliver the …

Africa

Horticulture offers hope for growth and jobs in rural Afghanistan

Afghanistan is struggling with unemployment and poor economic performance because of drastic reductions in foreign aid and continued social …

Agriculture

Reforms Sri Lanka needs to boost its economy

Many Sri Lankans understand the potential benefits of lowering trade costs and making their country more competitive in the global economy. The …

Sri Lanka

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