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Jobs and Development List of Publications


World Bank

Jobs Group publications are segmented into four publication products: Jobs Series, Jobs Notes, Jobs Working Papers, and Jobs Guides. The Jobs Series house original analytic reports authored by the World Bank and are intended to influence programs/policy in client countries. They convey Bank-endorsed recommendations and represent the formal opinion of the unit on the topic. The Jobs Notes are short briefs that capture lessons learned or policy issues from Bank operations and research in a succinct and easily digestible format. They often reference larger works in the Series. Jobs Working Papers include high-quality documents from research or operations on specific technical topics. Jobs Guides contain practical toolkits and guidelines for project managers, economists, researchers, and other development professionals working on jobs projects.

Job Series

  1. Tajikistan Jobs Diagnostic: Strategic Framework for Jobs (2017)
  2. Cote d`Ivoire Jobs Diagnostic: Employment, Productivity, and Inclusion for Poverty Reduction (2017)
  3. Kazakhstan Jobs Strategy  (2017)
  4. Kazakhstan Labor Market Outcomes : Achievements and Remaining Challenges (2016)
  5. Kosovo Jobs Diagnostic (2017)
  6. Zambia Jobs in Value Chains: Opportunities in Agribusiness (2017)
  7. Zambia Jobs Diagnostic: Volume 1 – Analytics (2017)
  8. Zambia Jobs Diagnostic: Volume 2 – Policy Framework (2017)
  9. Bangladesh Jobs Diagnostics (2017)
  10. Paraguay jobs diagnostic: the dynamic transformation of employment (2017)
  11. Sierra Leone Jobs Diagnostic (2017)
  12. Democratic Republic of Congo Jobs Diagnostic (2018)
  13. Mozambique Jobs Diagnostic: Volume 1- Analytics (2018)
  14. Pathways to Better Jobs in IDA Countries: Findings from Jobs Diagnostics (2018)
  15. Burkina Faso Jobs Diagnostic (2018)
  16. Tanzania Jobs Diagnostic (2018)
  17. Honduras Jobs Diagnostic (2020)
  18. Jordan Jobs Diagnostic (2020)
  19. Uganda: Jobs Strategy For Inclusive Growth (2020) 
  20. Pakistan - Jobs Diagnostic and Overview Report (2020)
  21. Sri Lanka – Jobs Diagnostic (2020)
  22. Nepal – Jobs Diagnostic (2020)
  23. Nicaragua – Jobs Diagnostic (2020)
  24. EL Salvador - Jobs Diagnostic English and Spanish (2020)
  25. South Sudan - Jobs Diagnostic (2021)
  26. Mozambique Jobs Diagnostic: Volume 2 - Jobs Strategy Policy Note (2021)
  27. Guatemala - Jobs Diagnostic (2021)
  28. Dominican Republic - Jobs Diagnostic (2021)
  29. More and Better Jobs from Crops and Trees in Mozambique English and Portuguese. (2021)
  30. Colombia- Jobs Diagnostic English and Spanish (2021)
  31. Bosnia & Herzegovina Jobs Diagnostic: Implications of Coal Transition (2023)
  32. Togo - Jobs Diagnostic (2023)

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Jobs Notes

  1. Jobs in Global Value Chains  (2017)
  2. The Future of Work Requires More, Not Less Technology In Developing Countries (2017)
  3. Cote d'Ivoire Jobs Diagnostic : Employment, Productivity, and Inclusion for Poverty Reduction (2017)
  4. Labor market observatories  - Critical Success Factors (2018)
  5. Measuring Skills Demanded by Employers : Skills Towards Employment and Productivity (STEP) (2018)
  6. Framing the Future of Work (2018)
  7. Adapting Skills Training To Address Constraints To Women’s Participation (2020)
  8. Adapting Jobs Policies And Programs In The Face Of Accelerated Technological Change (2020)
  9. Agriculture, Jobs, And Value Chains In Africa (2020)
  10. Jobs Interventions For Young Women In The Digital Economy (2020)
  11. Supporting Jobs In Fragility, Conflict, And Violence (FCV) Situations (2020)
  12. Addressing Employment Obstacles for Young Syrian Refugee Women (2020) 
  13. Jobs Interventions for Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (2020)
  14. Building Capacity to Evaluate Value Chain Development for Job Creation: A Case Study from Tunisia (2021)
  15. Protecting Workers, Firms, and Worker-Firm Attachment During Covid-19: Economic Considerations for the Assessment of Policy Measures (2023)
  16. Options to Support Workers through a Transition away from Coal in Eastern Wielkopolska (2023)
  17. Piloting a Machine Learning-Based Job-Matching Algorithm: Summary of Results from Pomerania (2023)

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Jobs Working Papers

  1. Not just more, but better : fostering quality of employment for women  (2017)
  2. Where to Create Jobs to Reduce Poverty: Cities or Towns? (2017)
  3. Targeted SME Financing and Employment Effects : What Do We Know and What Can We Do Differently? (2019)
  4. Zambia: A Review of the World Bank Group Jobs Portfolio (2017)  
  5. Job creation in the private sector : an exploratory assessment of patterns and determinants at the macro, sector, and firm levels  (2017)
  6. Expanding social insurance coverage to informal workers  (2017)
  7. Economic Analysis of Jobs Investments Project (2017)
  8. Reducing costs and enhancing benefits of formality: From the Firm's Perspective  (2017)
  9. Jobs in North Lebanon - Assessment of the Potato Value Chain (2017)
  10. Lending for Jobs Operations (2017)
  11. Youth Labor Skill Training in Nepal (2018)
  12. Why Secondary Towns can be important for poverty reduction (2018)
  13. Youth Labor Migration in Nepal  (2018)
  14. Migrants, Towns, Poverty and Jobs: Insights from Tanzania (2018)
  15. Untapped Potential: Household Enterprises in Tanzania (2018)
  16. Labor Regulations throughout the World - An Overview (2018)
  17. Kenya: Capturing Skills Requirements and Assessing Skills Gaps in the Modern Economy (2018)
  18. Trade in Global Value Chain: An Assessment of Labor Market Implication (2018)
  19. Firm Productivity and Employment in Paraguay 2010 - 2014 (2018)
  20. Female Entrepreneurs: How and Why are they different? (2018)
  21. The Determinant of Firm Location in Tanzania (2018)
  22. Jobs in Iraq: A Primer of Job Creation in the Short - Term (2019)
  23. From Ghana to America: The Skill Content of Jobs and Economic Development (2019)
  24. Integrated Youth Employment Programs. A Stocktake of Evidence on what works in Youth Employment Programs (2019)
  25. Does Automatization in  Rich Countries hurt Developing Ones? Evidence from the US and Mexico (2019)
  26. Gender-Based Employment Segregation: Understanding Causes and Policy Interventions (2019)
  27. Quality of Management of Firms in Turkey (2019)
  28. Stubborn Gender Gaps in Paraguay's Labor Market (2019)
  29. Firm Dynamics, Job Outcomes, and Productivity: South African Formal Businesses, 2010-14 (2019)
  30. The Plantation Forestry Sector in Mozambique: Community Involvement and Jobs (2019)
  31. The Cassava Value Chain in Mozambique (2019)
  32. The Cashew Value Chain in Mozambique (2019)
  33. Migration and Jobs: Issues for the 21th Century (2019)
  34. Support to Jobs for Youth in Niger a Retrospective Evaluation of Jobs Projects 2007-2018 (2019)
  35. Jobs Challenge in Slavonia, Croatia - A Subnational Labor Market Assessment (2019)
  36. Uganda: A review of the World Bank Jobs Portfolio  (2019)
  37. Inclusive Value Chains to Accelerate Poverty Reduction in Africa (2020)  
  38. Measuring Jobs-Linked Externalities in Private Investment Projects: A Fragility, Conflict, and Violence Perspective (2020)
  39. Theoretical Underpinnings Of Jobs Diagnostics  (2020)
  40. The Future of Work in Agriculture - Some Reflections (2020)
  41. Medicinal and Aromatic Plants in the North-West of Tunisia: Findings from a Value Chain and Jobs Survey (2020)
  42. Olive Oil in the North-West of Tunisia : Findings from a Value Chain and Jobs Survey (2020)
  43. Value Chain Development for Jobs in Lagging Regions : Let's Work Program in Tunisia: Overview of the Approach, Impact, and Findings (2020)
  44. Olive Oil, Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, and Tomatoes in North-West Tunisia : A Roadmap to Developing Competitive Advantage on Strategic Markets (2020)
  45. Allocating Subsidies for Private Investments to Maximize Jobs Impacts (2020)
  46. Market study to understand job growth potential in SMEs in Nepal (2020)
  47. Jobs Interventions for Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (2020) 
  48. Nepal: A Review of Jobs Portfolio (2020)
  49. Managing the Employment Impacts of the covid-19 crisis: policy options for relief and restructuring (English ll Spanish) 2020. 
  50. Job Outcomes in the Towns of South Sudan: Jobs, Recovery, and Peacebuilding in Urban South Sudan- Technical Report I. (2020)
  51. The Macroeconomic Environment for Jobs in South Sudan: Jobs, Recovery, and Peacebuilding in Urban South Sudan – Technical Report II. (2020)
  52. Reviving Markets And Market-Linked Agriculture In South Sudan: Jobs, Recovery, And Peacebuilding In Urban South Sudan – Technical Report III 2020.  (2020)
  53. Insights from Surveys on Business and Enterprises in South Sudan: Jobs, Recovery, and  Peacebuilding in Urban South Sudan – Technical Report IV. (2020)
  54. Just Coal Transition in Western Macedonia, Greece-Insights from the Labor Market. (2020)
  55. Structural Transformation and Labor Market Performance in Ghana (2020)
  56. Promoting Female Labor Force Participation (2020)
  57. Empirical Evidence on Firm Growth and Jobs in Developing Countries (2020)
  58. The Early Labor Market Impacts of Covid-19 In Developing Countries (2021) Working Paper and Brief
  59. Determinantes Del Crecimiento De La Demanda Laboral Y De La Productividad Del Sector Privado (2021)
  60. How Did the Covid-19 Crisis Affect Different Types of Workers in The Developing World? (2021)
  61. Opportunities for Youth and Women’s Participation in Ghana’s Labour-Intensive Public Works Program. (2021)
  62. What was the Impact of Creating Better Jobs for more People in China’s Economic Transformation? What we know and Questions for Further Investigation. (2021)
  63. Migrants, Markets and Mayors Rising above the Employment Challenge in Africa’s Secondary Cities – Key Insights. (2021)
  64. Revisiting Labor Market Regulations in The Middle East and North Africa. (2021)
  65. Understanding and Predicting Job Losses Due to Covid-19: Empirical Evidence from Middle Income Countries. (2021)
  66. Rural Employment in Africa: Trends and Challenges. (2022)
  67. Improving Smallholders’ Jobs Through Agribusiness Linkages : Findings of the Mozambique Agricultural Aggregator Pilot (MAAP) (2022)
  68. A Tale of Two Countries: Labor Market Profiles of Youth in Urban and Rural Cameroon. (2022)
  69. Towards a Just Coal Transition Labor Market Challenges and People’s Perspectives from Lower Silesia. (2022)
  70. Towards a Just Coal Transition Labor Market Challenges and  People’s Perspectives from Silesia English and Polish. (2022)
  71. Towards a Just Coal Transition Labor Market Challenges and People’s Perspectives from Wielkopolska. (2022)
  72. Cost-Effectiveness of Jobs Projects in Conflict and Forced Displacement Contexts and Annexes. (2022)
  73. Does Agricultural Intensification Pay?. (2023)
  74. Who Is Most Vulnerable to the Transition Away from Coal? Ruda Śląska Residents’ Preferences towards Jobs and Land Repurposing. (2023).
  75. Jobs, Food and Greening: Exploring Implications of the Green Transition for Jobs in The Agri-Food System. (2023)
  76. Measuring Ex Ante Jobs Outcome of the Bangladesh Livestock and Dairy Development Project. (2023)
  77. Occupational Choice and Energy Access – Electricity For More and Better Jobs (2023)
  78. Shaping Better Jobs Policies through Measurement: Findings from a Pilot Program to Estimate Indirect Jobs (2023)
  79. Heading Towards 1.5ºC – Impacts on Labor Demand in Selected Countries. (2024)
  80. Reforming Labor Law for the Changing Nature of Work: Evidence from Mongolia. (2024)
  81. Navigating Labor Market Challenges with a Focus on Youth and Women’s Employment: Labor Supply Analysis for Mongolia. (2024) 
  82. What can Mongolia Learn from the Export Trends of Other Resource Dependent Countries? (2024)
  83. Jamaica Jobs Diagnostic. (2024) 

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Jobs Guide Papers

  1. Monitoring and evaluation of jobs operations  (2017)
  2. Jobs in Value Chains Survey Toolkit (2018)
  3. Integration: A New Approach to Youth Employment Programs (2018)
  4. Jobs Diagnostics: “A Step-By-Step Guide" (2020)
  5. Gender In Jobs Diagnostics -A Guidance Note (2020)
  6. Global Jobs Indicators Database (JOIN) Manual (2021)
  7. Diagnosing the Binding Constraints to Better Jobs: An Approach and Framework. (2023)
  8. Measuring Jobs Impacts : A Decision Framework and Available Methods. (2023)

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  1. Balancing Regulations to Promote Jobs from Employment Contracts to Unemployment Benefits (2015)
  2. An Integrated Framework for Jobs in Fragile and Conflict Situations (2016)
  3. Jobs and Structural Change Series (2020)
  4. Jobs and COVID-19 Blog Series (2020)
  5. Taking Stock of Covid-19 Labor Policy Responses in Developing Countries (2021)
  6. The Evolving Labor Market Impacts of Covid-19 In Developing Countries (2021). Latest Brief
  7. Global Perspective on Coal Jobs and Managing Labor Transitions out of Coal Report and Executive Summary (2022)
  8. Jobs Undone: Reshaping the Role of Governments toward Markets and Workers in the Middle East and North Africa. (2022)
  9. Job Search and Hiring with Two-Sided Limited Information about Workseekers' Skills. (2020)
  10. Exploring Two Years of Labor Market Policy Responses to Covid 19: A Global Effort to Protect Workers and Jobs. Brief. (2022)
  11. How did Countries Respond to the Covid-19 Crisis? Emerging Patterns on Jobs‑Related Policies. (2023)

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