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Expectations and Reality Collide in Active Labor Market Policies

March 2017: The World Bank and its partner countries have invested billions of dollars in active labor market policies over the past decade. New studies reveal what has worked, what hasn’t, and how governments can improve the effectiveness of their labor policies.

PRR

Policy Research Report

May 2016: Transparency and citizen political engagement are on the rise, and together hold the potential to make politics work for rather than against economic development.

Well-Designed Early Childhood Development Programs Can Pay Big Dividends

March 2017: Small investments in nutrition in the first two years of life can help 250 million children under the age of five at risk of not reaching their full development potential due to stunting and poverty. Story | Brief | Video | Presentation | Blog

Research Highlights on Labor Market 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 | Big data on job skills and labor markets | more. . .

Winners of the 2017 Research Academy

April 2017: This year the Research Academy competition identified four policy-relevant research papers from across the World Bank Group that contribute to our understanding of human development.

Researchers at the Bank

  • Bilal Zia is a Senior Economist in the Finance and Private Sector research team of the World Bank's Development Research Group. His research is focused on financial development at the household, firm, and bank levels, and his work has appeared in top academic journals such as the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and the Review of Financial Studies.

The Management Team

  • The Development Research Group is managed by the Research Director and seven Research Managers


Last updated: 2017-04-27


New Policy Research Working Papers

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8046What to Do when foreign direct investment is not direct or foreign : FDI round tripping2017/04
8045Do private water utility operators care about regulatory agencies in developing countries ?2017/04
8044Underreporting of gender-based violence in Kerala, India : an application of the list randomization method2017/04
8043Stronger together : intra-household cooperation and household welfare in Malawi2017/04

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