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  • Verner, Dorte (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2008-01)
    Argentina's youth 6.7 million between the ages of 15 and 24 are an important, but to a certain extent untapped, resource for development. Over 2 million (31 percent) have already ...
  • Araya, Gonzalo; Briceño-Garmendía, Cecilia; Schwartz, Jordan; Morales Sarriera, Javier; Serebrisky, Tomas (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2013-10)
    This paper presents a technical efficiency analysis of container ports in Latin America and the Caribbean using an input-oriented stochastic frontier model. A 10-year panel is employed ...
  • Bruhn, Miriam (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2016-03)
    The rise in unemployment during an economic crisis poses a significant concern to policy makers. This paper measures the effect of a program in Mexico that granted firms in certain ...
  • World Bank Group (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2016-06-01)
    Central America is undergoing an important transition, with urban populations increasingat accelerated speeds, bringing pressing challenges as well as opportunities to boost ...
  • World Bank Group (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2016-02-23)
    The WBG’s Colombia Systematic Country Diagnostic (SCD) analyzed key constraints and opportunities that will impact Colombia’s development in the context of three defining country ...
  • Lopez-Calva, Luis F.; Lustig, Nora; Campos-Vazquez, Raymundo M. (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2016-01)
    Wage inequality has declined in Mexico since 2000. Using data from Mexican labor surveys for the period between 2000 and 2014, this paper investigates whether the decline was driven ...
  • Lichand, Guilherme (2010-10-01)
    Conditional cash transfers boosted a major reduction in poverty and a significant decrease in inequality in developing countries over the past decade. However, their success in promoting ...
  • Fuchs, Alan; Wolff, Hendrik (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2016-02)
    Although weather shocks are a major source of income fluctuation, most of the world's poor lack insurance coverage against them. Absence of formal insurance contributes to poverty ...
  • Independent Evaluation Group (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2009-06-01)
    The primary aim of this evaluation is to develop lessons from the Bank’s experience in the three selected countries of Columbia, Tunisia, and Turkey regarding assistance aimed at ...
  • Contreras, Dante; Sepulveda, Paulina (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2016-03)
    This article examines how a policy oriented toward a specific group within the population can have collateral effects on the economic decisions of other groups. In 1996, the Chilean ...
  • Brambilla, Irene; Lederman, Daniel; Porto, Guido (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2016-05)
    This paper investigates differences in the composition of employment between exporting and non-exporting firms. In particular, it asks whether exporting firms hire more engineers ...
  • Bastos, Paulo; Silva, Joana; Proenca, Rafael (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2016-05)
    This paper examines whether export participation matters for job training. The paper draws on longitudinal worker-firm data for Brazilian manufacturing, linked with detailed records ...
  • World Bank (Washington, DC, 2010)
    The global crisis is now in the rear view mirror and world growth is being restored. In sharp contrast with past episodes of global turmoil, this time the recovery is led by the ...
  • Martin, Juan; Ocampo, José Antonio (Washington, DC: World BankPalo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press, 2003-09)
    This book is organized as follows: Chapter 1) Globalization: a Historical, Multidimensional - Perspective. Chapter 2) International Trade and the New Global Production - Structure. ...
  • de Hoyos, Rafael; Vargas M., J. Vicente; Gutierrez Fierros, Carlos (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2016-02)
    The present study combines data from Mexico's employment surveys (Encuesta Nacional de Empleo and Encuesta Nacional de Ocupación y Empleo) with the country's official statistics on ...
  • Kim, Jim Yong (2014-11-19)
    Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank Group discusses the importance of safety nets and social protection that countries provide to their citizens. He announces supporting for Mexico’s ...
  • Adams, Richard H. Jr. (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2003-06)
    While the level of international migration and remittances continues to grow, data on international migration remains unreliable. At the international level, there is no consistent ...
  • Bussolo, Maurizio; Iacovone, Leonardo; Cruz, Marcio (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2016-04)
    A growing literature aiming at explaining differences across firms in productivity and access to global export markets has focused on the internal organization of firms. This paper ...
  • Székely, Miguel; de Hoyos, Rafael; Behrman, Jere R. (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2014-09)
    The proportion of youth that is not in work or in school or ninis1 in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) remains high. The latest estimates show that about 19 per cent of 15-24 ...
  • World Bank Group (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2018-06-27)
    Paraguay has been characterized by solid economic growth, strong poverty reduction and macroeconomic stability in recent years. An adjustment of the development model, however, should ...

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