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Labor and Social Protection

The Service Revolution

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by Ejaz Ghani

China and India are both racing ahead economically. But the manner in which they are growing is dramatically different. Whereas China is a formidable exporter of manufactured goods, India has acquired a global reputation for exporting modern services. Indeed, India has leapfrogged over the manufacturing sector, going straight from agriculture into services.

Deadline TODAY: International Essay Competition 2010 on Youth Unemployment

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Hurry in and submit your entries for the 2010 International Essay Competition on the topic of "Youth Unemployment", organized by the World Bank and partners.

Finalists will be announced on April 30, 2010.

Winning essays from the 2009 Competition can be found here.

The Greatest Financial Crisis Globally Ever?

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Yes, according to Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan in his speech to Washington on Tuesday. He added in the Bloomberg News article that the global recovery from the recent crisis will be "extremely unbalanced".

The Gender Perspectives of the Global Crisis of 2008

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This is a summary of materials available from ILO and World Bank.

The financial and economic crises of 2008 had gender-specific impacts and placed a disproportionate burden on women, in particular poor, migrant and minority women. Even though both women and men are affected by job losses, women are often laid off first, as men are traditionally considered to be the main “breadwinners”. Some of the implications of the global financial and economic crisis on women are:

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