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Mapping Just Transition(s) to a Low-Carbon World

Resources - Author: Diego Azzi, Dimitris Stevis, Dunja Krause, Edouard Morena, Hadrian Mertins-Kirkwood, Nicole Helmerich, Rebecca Shelton, Vivian Price / Year: 2018

Just Transition—the idea that justice and equity must form an integral part of the transition towards a low-carbon world—is increasingly being mobilized both to counter the idea that protecting the environment and protecting jobs are incompatible, and to broaden the debate to justice-related issues such as the kinds of...

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Drinking Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Schools: Global baseline report 2018

Resources - Year: 2018

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) are responsible for monitoring global progress towards water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) related Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) targets. The global effort to achieve sanitation and water for all by 2030 is extending beyond the household to include institutional...

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Labor Institutions and Development Under Globalization

Resources - Author: Jeronim Capaldo, Servaas Storm / Year: 2018

Labor market regulation is a controversial area of public policy in both developed and developing countries. Mainstream economic analysis traditionally portrays legal interventions providing for minimum wages, unemployment insurance and (often only a modicum of) employment protection as ‘luxuries’ developing countries cannot afford. After decades of de-regulatory advice, international...

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Egypt Social Project Indicators

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To offer a multidimensional view of socioeconomic well being, Egypt’s Social Progress Indicators (ESPI) measure six topics: health; education; labour; urbanization; food, water, and agricultural land; and economic policy as a determinant of social progress. By incorporating gender analysis across these six topics, ESPI also highlights the gender gaps...

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The Distribution of Gains from Globalization

Resources - Author: Marina Mendes Tavares, Valentin F. Lang / Year: 2018

We study economic globalization as a multidimensional process and investigate its effect on incomes. In a panel of 147 countries during 1970-2014, we apply a new instrumental variable, exploiting globalization’s geographically diffusive character, and find differential gains from globalization both across and within countries: Income gains are substantial for...

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Are active labour market policies effectivein activating and integrating low-skilledindividuals? An international comparison

Resources - Author: Verónica Escudero / Year: 2018

This paper examines the effectiveness of active labour market policies (ALMPs) in improving labour market outcomes, especially of low-skilled individuals, by means of a pooled cross-country and time series database for 31 advanced countries during the period 1985 – 2010. The analysis includes aspects of the delivery system to see how the performance of ALMPs...

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Robot-lución: The future of work in Latin American Integration 4.0

Resources - Author: Alan Krueger, Alejandro Zamponi, Andrés Cadena, Antoni Estevadeordal, Ariel Coremberg, Arun Sundararajan, Beatriz Nofal, Bianca Pacini, Carl Frey, Carmen Pagés, Cristina Calvo, Dani Rodrik, Daniel Korn, Daniel Susskind, Diego Aboal, Gaaitzen De Vries, Gonzalo Zunino, Guanzhi Zhang, Gustavo Beliz, Hua Zhang, Inmaculada Martínez-Zarzoso, Irmgard Nübler, Jacques Bughin, James Manyika, Jianwen Huo, Jinyu Wu, Joe Gemma, John Van Reenen, José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, Laura Ripani, Luca Sartorio, Manuel Blum, Marcelo Cabrol, Martin Rhisiart, Mingming Guo, Noelia Romero, Robert Aumann, Robert Ivanschitz, Santiago Chelala, Senén Barro, Shuxi Yin, Susan Lund, Tang Jun, Walter Sosa Escudero / Year: 2017

This new edition contains the work of over 40 experts from different parts of the world, who analyze the risks that automation may pose to work and how this may affect integration and employment. More than 40 global experts imagine the future of work and integration of Latin America...

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Case Studies and Exercises on Unemployment Protection Based on the Fictional Country of Coresia

Resources - Author: Céline Peyron Bista, Cheng Boon Ong / Year: 2017

The case studies and exercises on unemployment protection based on the fictional country of Coresia is part of the training material of the Unemployment protection: A good practices guide and training package, Experiences from ASEAN. The training material was produced under ILO/Japan Project, Promoting and Building Social Protection in...

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Unemployment protection: A good practices guide and training package — Experiences from ASEAN

Resources - Author: Céline Peyron Bista, John Carter / Year: 2017

This unemployment protection guide covers knowledge, expertise and instruments that were developed through technical assistance to ASEAN countries provided by the ILO/Japan Project, Promoting and Building Social Protection in Asia. It can be used also as a toolkit by policy-makers to conduct feasibility studies for the design of unemployment...

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Understanding Multiple Trajectories of Extending Social Protection to the Poor: An analysis of institutional change in Kenya

Resources - Author: Barbara Rohregger, Bethuel Kinuthia, Esther Schüring, Grace Ikua, Katja Bender, Nicky Pouw / Year: 2017

Political economic analyses of recent social protection reforms in Asian, African or Latin American countries have increased throughout the last few years. Yet, most contributions focus on one social protection mechanism only and do not provide a comparative approach across policy areas. In addition, most studies are empirical studies,...

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How to Make ‘Cash Plus’ Work: linking cash transfers to services and sectors

Resources - Author: Abdul-Gafaru Abdulai, Bruno Martorano, Keetie Roelen, Luigi Peter Ragno, Stephen Devereux, Tia Palermo / Year: 2017

The broad-ranging benefits of cash transfers are now widely recognized. However, the evidence base highlights that they often fall short in achieving longer-term and second-order impacts related to nutrition, learning outcomes and morbidity. In recognition of these limitations, several ‘cash plus’ initiatives have been introduced, whereby cash transfers are...

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Social Protection and Resilience: supporting livelihoods in protracted crises and in fragile and humanitarian contexts

Resources - Author: Federico Spano, Natalia Winder Rossi, Rachel Sabates-Wheeler, Sarah Kohnstamm / Year: 2017

The paper discusses the role social protection can play in saving livelihoods while also enhancing the capacity of households to respond, cope and withstand threats and crises. It focuses on social protection’s role in protracted crises and fragile and humanitarian contexts, as well as discusses the importance of shock-response...

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Mental Health in the Workplace

Resources - Author: Elsa M Roman, Fay Jackson, Jeffrey Moat, Joseph Rauch, Louise Bradley, Martin Knapp, Michael Burge, Sabine Bahrer-Kohler, Samantha Thornton, Sara Evans-Lacko, Serene Goh, Valentina Forastieri / Year: 2017

One in four adults will experience mental health difficulties, yet prejudice and discrimination are significant barriers that deprive people of their dignity. To make dignity in mental health a reality requires every member of society to work together. It requires action in the community and, importantly, in the workplace....

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Adolescents’ Mental Health: Out of the shadows: Evidence on psychological well-being of 11-15-year-olds from 31 industrialized countries

Resources - Author: Zlata Bruckauf / Year: 2017

It is the right time to channel more public investment for comprehensive support of children’s and adolescents’ mental health and well-being. Target 3.4 under Goal 3 of the Sustainable Development Agenda explicitly aims to ‘promote mental health and well-being’, while the WHO Comprehensive Mental Health Action Plan for 2013-2020...

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Adapting Fomento to countries in Sub-Saharan Africa

Resources - Author: Alan de Brauw, Kate Ambler / Year: 2016

Although one of the hallmarks of an effective development intervention is its successful implementation across a variety of contexts, programme replication is often overlooked. In a recent project, the International Food Policy Research Institute adapted a well-regarded Brazilian agricultural intervention, Fomento, for implementation and evaluation in two African countries,...

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The Social Dimensions of Saudi Vision 2030: a paradigm shift (One Pager 361)

Resources - Author: Abdel-Hameed Nawar, Amina Saeed Elsayyad / Year: 2017

This One Pager explains that to address internal development issues in Saudi Arabia such as poverty, vulnerability and inequality, the Vision 2030 plan and its programmes have, inter alia, pointed to a number of specific goals, targets and policy measures to reduce social vulnerability, address labour market issues for women and promote...

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Playing with Fire: deepened financial integration and changing vulnerabilities of the Global South

Resources - Author: Yilmaz Akyüz / Year: 2017

From the early 1990s many emerging and developing economies (EDEs) liberalized their capital accounts, allowing greater freedom for international lenders and investors to enter their markets, as well as for their residents to operate in international financial markets. Despite recurrent crises, liberalization has accelerated in the new millennium. Global...

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Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2017: governance and fiscal management

Resources - Author: Hamza Ali Malik, Hongjoo Hahm, Shamshad Akhtar / Year: 2017

Economic growth in Asia-Pacific economies, although steady, is modest compared with its recent historical trend amid prolonged weak external demand and its ramifications, such as subdued investment and rising trade protectionism. While robust economic growth is not a sufficient condition for achieving broader development goals, the lack of it...

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