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South Asia: The link between location, quality, and growth in job creation

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Jobs and Development Conference: Interview with Martin Rama

Jobs drive development. They are the surest pathway out of poverty and are crucial for inclusive growth. South Asia is the world’s fastest growing region; however, this progress has not always translated to jobs that are inclusive and productive.

We spoke with Martin Rama, Chief Economist at the World Bank, to learn more about the challenges facing job creation in the region, current trends in employment, and some quick-win solutions that can help address these constraints.

This post is part of a series of blogs covering key themes from the Jobs and Development Conference, hosted by the World Bank Jobs Group and the Network on Jobs and Development. Related blog in this series can be found here

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Sonia Madhvani

Program Officer, Social Protection and Jobs Global Practice

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