Globally, unemployment is hitting young people the hardest. The ILO estimates that youth unemployment rates are 300 percent higher than unemployment rates for adults over 25 years old, and higher…

Sonia Madhvani, Timothy Clay |

When you have to redo your literature review for a “revise and resubmit, ” you know two things: first, the publishing process in economics is slow, and second, the evidence is accumulating fast in…

Berk Özler |

Increasing the number of jobs publicly listed, enabling public and private institutions to better connect workers to jobs will not likely solve the jobs problem in developing countries. (Photo: …

Jacqueline Mazza |

Technology rapidly changes the workplace and the skills demanded, making current workers less employable. One approach is to think about the kind of work that technology cannot replace. (Photo:…

Harry A. Patrinos |

(Photo: Curt Carnemark / World Bank)    自动化技术、机器人和人工智能要么能解决我们所有的问题,要么会终结全人类——从不同的人那里,你可能会听到不同的意见。   预计在不远的将来,机器的智能将会战胜人类,这一时点被称为“奇点”。而抛开机器的崛起对人类的威胁是否真实存在不说,还有一个更加实实在在的问题:机器人当前被大量用于自动化生产。   经济学家理查德…

Harry A. Patrinos |

For the poor and vulnerable of the world, jobs are key to ending poverty and driving development. But not all jobs are equally transformational.  Photo: Jonathan Ernst / World Bank Jobs are what…

Alvaro Gonzalez |

Education is an investment: every year of schooling raises earnings by ten percent. Photo: Maxim Zolotukhin / World Bank Last month, I joined a group of former education ministers and experts for…

Harry A. Patrinos |

About this series More blog posts Every 2 to 7 years, the cyclical warming of Pacific Ocean waters triggers a global pattern of weather changes that can be felt across many different parts of the…

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Christoph Pusch |

يغادر نحو 27 مليون شاب أوطانهم للعثور على فرصة عمل في الخارج كل عام. هل يعني ذلك أن الهجرة قد تمثل حلا للوضع المثير للقلق حيث إن ما يقرب من 60 في المائة من الشباب في المناطق النامية إما عاطلون عن…

Michael Boampong |

Aproximadamente 27 millones de jóvenes emigran de su país de nacimiento para encontrar empleo en el extranjero. ¿Acaso esta tendencia sugiere que la migración puede ser una solución a la…

Michael Boampong |