Economic inclusion programs provide a “big push” to help the extreme poor and other vulnerable people move into sustainable livelihoods, and can play an important part in poverty reduction. Photo…

Ines Arevalo, Michelle Kaffenberger, Aude de Montesquiou |

Access to finance was the major constraint to starting or growing a household enterprise. Photo: Odette Maciel Non-farm household enterprises provide an important opportunity for employment in…

Julia Granata, Maria Laura Sanchez Puerta, Odette Maciel, Mohamed Ihsan Ajwad |

A stronger focus on human capital investments of children from these households with a particular focus on skills for future jobs will be key. (Photo: Arne Hoel / World Bank) Ghana was the first…

Suleiman Namara, Christabel Ewuradjoa Dadzie, Sarah Coll-Black |

The key to breaking the vicious circle is the first move. This is the first, often bold step into the unknown. It comes with the realization that things need to be shaken up to overturn the…

Luc Christiaensen, Joachim De Weerdt, Bert Ingelaere, Ravi Kanbur |

Asking how migrants themselves see the difference may further help understand why they often move to towns, while the income levels and amenities are higher in the cities. (Photo: Hendri Lombard…

Luc Christiaensen, Joachim De Weerdt, Bert Ingelaere, Ravi Kanbur |

These are some of the insights emerging from the in-depth conversations with 75 migrants from rural Kagera, Tanzania which are recounted here in a 3-blog series. This first blog focuses on the…

Luc Christiaensen, Joachim De Weerdt, Bert Ingelaere, Ravi Kanbur |

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 |

Mexico created over 60, 000 jobs between 1993 to 2000 upgrading the apparel value chain from assembly to direct distribution to customers.  (Photo: Maria Fleischmann / World Bank) As we discussed…

Ruchira Kumar |

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 |

 Construction workers from Egypt are building stronger river banks along the Nile river to protect it from erosion. Photo © Dominic Chavez/World Bank Summer is a time for reflection, for taking…

Nicholas Charles Lord |