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Sada je pravo vrijeme za prestanak pušenja: Dobro je za vaše zdravlje i za vaš džep!

Cesar A. Cancho's picture
Also available in: English

Maglovito je poslijepodne u Sarajevu i zvuk zvona označava kraj nastave za taj dan.  Učenici tehničke škole žureći izlaze iz zgrade, i dok se većina razilazi u različitim pravcima, neki od njih odlaze ka obližnjem kiosku.

Quit smoking – not only good for your health, but also for your wallet!

Cesar A. Cancho's picture
Also available in: Bosanski


It is a foggy afternoon in Sarajevo and the sound of the bell signals the end of classes for the day. The engineering school students rush out of the building, and while most scatter in different directions, some of them head to a kiosk nearby.

Gratë dhe punësimi në sektorin e ndërtimit në Shqipëri – ngushtimi i hendekut gjinor

Nato Kurshitashvili's picture
Also available in: English
A road construction engineer, Albania

Projektet e reja infrastrukturore sjellin zakonisht një rritje të kërkesës për krah pune e kualifikim, duke krijuar mundësi të reja punësimi në sektorin e ndërtimit. Në Shqipëri, zbatimi i një sërë projekteve infrastrukturore përbën një lajm të mirë për ekonominë e vendit, por, po kështu, ato paraqesin një mundësi për rritjen e pjesëmarrjes së grave në një sektor të dominuar gjerësisht nga meshkujt. Sipas studimit tonë, gratë që aktualisht punojnë në sektorin e ndërtimit në Shqipëri janë vetëm 3%.
 

Women and employment in Albania’s construction sector – Closing the gender gap

Nato Kurshitashvili's picture
Also available in: Shqip
A road construction engineer, Albania

New infrastructure projects typically see an increase in demand for labor and skills, thereby creating new employment opportunities in the construction sector. In Albania, several infrastructure projects currently being implemented are good news for the country’s economy – but they also provide an opportunity to boost participation of women in a largely male-dominated sector. According to our research, the share of women currently employed in Albania’s construction sector is just 3%.
 

When managers do not know that they do not know

Josefina Posadas's picture
Also available in: Bosanski


Being a labor economist by training, thinking about the skills of jobseekers, workers in the changing world of labor and students is an integral part of my everyday work-life and part of my ongoing dialog with policy makers and academics.

But what about the skills of employers? Do managers and CEOs have the skills needed to make firms grow and succeed in integrated global markets and complex business environments? 

Kad menadžeri ne znaju da ne znaju

Josefina Posadas's picture
Also available in: English

Obzirom da sam ekonomista rada, razmišljanje o vještinama onih koji traže posao, radnicima i studentima u svijetu rada koji se mijenja, predstavlja sastavni dio moje radne svakodnevnice i dio dijaloga kojeg vodim sa kreatorima politika i akademskom zajednicom.   

Ali šta je sa vještinama poslodavaca?

Da li menadžeri i izvršni direktori posjeduju potrebne vještine da bi omogućili rast firmi i njihov uspjeh u integriranim globalnim tržištima i složenim poslovnim okruženjima? I što je takođe jako važno, da li imaju vještine za maksimalno iskorištavanje potencijala za rast koje bi mogle dovesti do otvaranja radnih mjesta?

A Tale of Three Friends: Urban planning and why it matters for Polish development

Marcel Ionescu-Heroiu's picture
Everyone who knows spatial planning has heard this famous quote of Socrates: “By far the greatest and most admirable form of wisdom is that needed to plan and beautify cities and human communities.”
 
Socrates was right. Urban planning matters greatly for development - it impacts regulations, construction, economic growth, and the everyday lives of people. Currently, the World Bank and the European Commission are working with the Polish municipality of Rzeszów to improve urban planning and beautify this economic and cultural center in south-eastern Poland.

The distance between skills and jobs in Moldova

Boris Ciobanu's picture
Also available in: Русский | Română


Walking my dog recently, early on a dark January morning, I noticed a light from a window on the ground floor of the school near my home. I took a peek inside. Somebody was preparing the classroom for a technology education lesson, or what we call in this part of the world a “labor lesson.”

I am not nostalgic by nature, but the sight of the classroom took my mind back to the Moldova of the mid-1980s. That’s when I used to attend such classes.

Decalajul între competențe și locurile de muncă în Moldova

Boris Ciobanu's picture
Also available in: English | Русский


Plimbându-mi recent cânele devreme într-o dimineață întunecată din ianuarie, am observat o lumină în fereastra parterului unei școli din vecinătate. Am aruncat o privire înăuntru. Cineva pregătea sala de clasă pentru orele de educație tehnologică, sau după cum i se mai spune în partea aceasta a lumii, “lecția de muncă.”

Nu sunt o fire nostalgică, însă vizualizarea sălii de clasă m-a aruncat înapoi în timp în Moldova de la mijlocul anilor 1980. Anume atunci am frecventat și eu astfel de lecții.

Backhaul to the future – Can digital technology make Central Asia’s agriculture competitive?

Julian Lampietti's picture
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Whether matching drivers with riders or landlords with lodgers, digital platforms like Uber and AirBnB push the marginal cost of matching supply and demand to an unprecedented low. Large infrastructure projects like China’s One Belt, One Road Initiative - which aims at more closely linking the two ends of Eurasia, as well as Africa and Oceania - could create an opportunity to alter the future of Central Asia’s agriculture, if food supply and demand can be matched more efficiently.

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