"Economic Opportunity, Violence, and Crime” is a joint DIME/LCRCE session which will feature impact evaluation research examining the complementary role of soft skills and personality traits – in conjunction with vocational/technical training – in improving the labor market and related life-outcomes of at-risk youth in high-violence contexts. The session will focus on case studies of completed and ongoing work in Africa, the U.S., and Central America. This interdisciplinary discussion will present perspectives from criminology, economics, and psychology. It will explore the current state of evidence, promising policy interventions, and opportunities to spearhead this agenda in the context of WBG assisted operations.
Last Updated: Feb 29, 2016