The “nini” youth of Latin America: Out of school, out of work, and ...
There is too little progress: One in five youth aged 15–24 in Latin America is out-of-school and not working. While the share of youth who are ninis has declined gradually since 1992, it hasn’t fallen fast enough to offset the growth in population. As a result, the number of ninis in the region has grown by two million to 20 million.
Promoting Wage Equality in the Labor Market in Africa: a Moral Imperative
While wage and occupational inequalities persist on the continent, progress has been made. Africa’s development cannot take place without gender equality. In addition to being a moral imperative, achieving wage equality is the best strategy to foster inclusive development. In Nigeria, for example, it is estimated that greater participation of ...
How Latin America’s housing policies are changing the lives of urban ...
Latin American cities are looking for new ways to redesign existing urban areas and finance it—encouraged perhaps by the sluggish macroeconomic environment. For example, to renew its underutilized downtown areas, Medellin is piloting “tax-increment financing” (a model to capture increases in land values, albeit with a rather unfriendly name).
Latinoamérica supera la pobreza con mejores sueldos - World Bank
Un informe afirma que el 'boom' de las materias primas mejoró los ingresos de los latinoamericanos, incluso de los más pobres. Más salario pero no más empleo. Así se puede resumir el boom de América Latina visto con los ojos de los más pobres de la región. Al parecer, el auge de las materias primas durante más de una década elevó los ...
March 2021 global poverty update from the World Bank
In contrast, spurred by the conflicts in Yemen and Syria, the Middle East and North Africa region has seen a sharp reversal, with the poverty rate increasing from around 2.1% in 2013 to 4.3% in 2015 and 7% in 2018. In Latin America, poverty has largely stagnated, remaining at around 3.7% between 2015 and 2019.
What are trade blocs and how do two of Latin America’s largest compare?
The Pacific Alliance is a Latin American trade bloc formed in 2011 among Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru. Together the four countries have a combined population of about 221.3 million and GDP of $2.1 trillion. The Southern Common Market (Mercosur) created in 1991, includes Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
Labour Regulation and Job Creation in India - World Bank Blogs
One such provision in Industrial Disputes Act (IDA) 1947 is, “any enterprise employing 100 or more employees needs prior permission from the government to lay-off or closing the enterprise”. Another example is Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act 1970 which restricts enterprises to employ causal workers in the core business ...
Toward a Green, Clean and Energy-Secure South Asia
Use the following timestamps to navigate different sections of the video. 00:00 Welcome and introductions 02:41 Ensuring energy-security and clean energy transition in South Asia 08:53 Expansion of energy systems in Nepal and scope of regional energy trade 21:06 Role of India in regional power trade and opportunities of renewable 25:25 Regional energy trade in Bhutan.
Why is the price of cement so high in Africa? - World Bank Blogs
In 2011, Africa stood out as having the highest average US dollar cement price of any continent—the highest average marginal cost, and the highest average markup—at about 50 percent . By 2017 the average price of cement in Africa had fallen by one-third, due to a three-fifths decline in marginal cost and a two-fifths decline in markup.
Cable cars: An economically viable public transport system in #AmLat ...
As in Medellín and Mexico City, the cable car connects directly to the city's mass transit system (Transmilenio). In Santiago, Chile, the Parque Metropolitano cable car has shown positive results. Inaugurated in 1980, it ceased operations in 2009 due to certain mechanical failures. The service was put back into operation in 2016 through a ...