March 2017: Over the past decade the World Bank and its partner countries have invested billions of dollars in active labor market policies. New studies reveal what has worked, what hasn’t, and how governments can improve the effectiveness of their labor policies.
March 2017: Expectations and reality collide in active labor market policies | The reason self-employed entrepreneurs rarely hire paid workers | The cost of vocational training programs for the unemployed often exceeds the benefits | Big data on job skills and labor markets from an online job portal in India | more ...
March 2017: Land lies at the center of many development challenges. Emmanuel Nkurunziza, Director General of the Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development, joined us at the Land and Poverty Conference to highlight new technologies like geospatial data that are transforming land governance. Interview | Conference Website
Dean Jolliffe is a Senior Economist in the Development Research Group and a member of the Living Standards Measurement-Integrated Surveys on Agriculture team. He has extensive experience in the design and implementation of household surveys and is currently managing surveys on agriculture in Ethiopia. He has also worked on poverty assessments for Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Nepal.