Rapid progress in digital technology, behavioral economics, evaluation methods, and the connectivity of youth in the developing world generates a stream of real-time insights and opportunities in...

Namita Datta, Jose Manuel Romero |

Youth employment programs should place more emphasis on mentoring youth on how to self-assess their existing skills - including soft skills - and how to better signal these skills to employers. (...

Namita Datta, Jacqueline Barrett, Estera Barbarasa |

Also available in: French | Spanish | Chinese | Arabic Many good job opportunities on and off the farm remain in agriculture. Can agriculture provide job opportunities for youth?  Technology and...

Luc Christiaensen |

Even if the technologies are available, businesses and individuals often lack the necessary skills to use them. And these skill gaps exist at multiple levels. (Photo: Arne Hoel/World Bank) As we...

Luc Christiaensen, Siddhartha Raja |

Technology is a great job-creating machine. But will these new jobs be better or worse? (Photo: John Hogg / World Bank) Most of the discussion about the future of work focuses on how many jobs...

Siddhartha Raja, Luc Christiaensen, Esteve Sala |

  Automation, connectivity, and innovation will together determine how world of work will look in both developed and developing countries.​ (Photo: Sarah Farhat / World Bank) The Future of Work...

Luc Christiaensen, Siddhartha Raja, Esteve Sala |

Also available in: Español Macro models aim to better track the ripple of jobs generated throughout the economy from private sector investments and interventions. Photo: Yang Aijun / World Bank  ...

Camilo Mondragon-Velez |

While addressing gender gaps in labor force participation rates remains a key concern in several countries, it is even more critical to focus on the quality of the jobs to which women have access...

Namita Datta |

Since 2008, the share of manufacturing in GDP across Africa has stagnated at around 10%, calling into question if African economies have undergone structural transformation vital to sustained...

Francois Steenkamp, Christopher Rooney |

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 |