Having hovered around 10 percent for over 20 years, female labor force participation (FLFP) in urban Pakistan is among the lowest in the world. To investigate why, our teams met with groups of…

Silvia Redaelli, Noor Rahman |

A new World Bank Group paper on conflict-induced internal displacement outlines several recommendations for the institution to further step up its support to internally displaced populations and…

Stefan Emblad, Xavier Devictor, Caroline Bahnson |

This reading list is based on the April 2021 edition of the Knowledge4Jobs newsletter, curated by the World Bank’s Jobs Group and Labor & Skills Global Solutions Group.

Stéphane Hallegatte, Catrina Laura Godinho, Kevwe Pela |

Every day across Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), workers face a daunting dilemma: Do I risk my health by going out to earn some money or do I protect my health at the risk of going hungry…

Carlos Felipe Jaramillo, Sergio Olivieri, Carolina Mejia-Mantilla |

Finding the right mix between domestic and foreign investments for pension funds

Alvaro Pedraza, R. Mark Davis |

Getting older is a natural process, and one that I would like to go through. However, in the community where I am living, getting older is the most challenging part of life. This is because people…

Tesfaye Tilahun Workineh |

In recent years, governments across the continent have expanded social safety net programs in growing recognition of their importance to reducing poverty and creating economic opportunities for…

Eliana Carranza, Amy Copley, Aletheia Amalia Donald |

This reading list is based on the March 2021 edition of the Knowledge4Jobs newsletter, curated by the World Bank’s Jobs Group and Labor & Skills Global Solutions Group. Click here to sign up…

Victoria Levin, Michael Weber, Kevwe Pela |

The COVID-19 pandemic created a huge crisis, but also an opportunity for MENA countries to build more adaptive, resilient, inclusive social protection systems. There are many lessons to draw from…

Ferid Belhaj |