Tag Archives: Development

“Jobs for Development”: How job creation can drive progress and what policies can support this process

Job creation is at the heart of development. This was the central message of the World Bank’s “World Development Report 2013: Jobs”, to which IZA had also contributed. Jobs raise living standards and lift people out of poverty, they contribute … Continue reading

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Thematic series: Reforming minimum wage and labor regulation policies in developing economies

Minimum wages are a not just a hot policy issue in the United States and other highly developed nations. They are also a central aspect of the policy discourse in developing and transition economies, with diametrically opposite perspectives dominating the … Continue reading

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Youth employment programs around the world – do they work?

Improving the employment prospects of the young generation has become a top priority in labor market policymaking around the globe. Accordingly, youth employment interventions play an important role in international development cooperation. However, since the implementation of a program alone … Continue reading

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Interview with Michael Clemens on smart policy toward high-skill emigration

IZA World of Labor, the unique online resource for evidence-based policymaking, has now published over 200 articles! The author of the most recent article, Michael A. Clemens (Center for Global Development and IZA), is one of the leading scholars in … Continue reading

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Implications of human dignity for international development theory and practice

In her contribution to the second international Human Dignity and Human Development Conference hosted by the University of Notre Dame’s Kellogg Institute for International Studies, IZA Research Asssociate Milena Nikolova related human dignity to subjective well-being measures in the context of development. “From … Continue reading

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New textbook on the economics of immigration

The Economics of Immigration, by IZA Research Fellows Cynthia Bansak (St. Lawrence University), Nicole B. Simpson (Colgate University) and Madeline Zavodny (Agnes Scott College), was just published by Routledge. Since this topic is high on the IZA agenda, we wanted … Continue reading

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Close nexus of migration, employment and development: Experts call on the G7 to pursue evidence-based policies

On June 5th leading experts discussed development policies and the role of employment and migration at the Policy Forum of the 10th IZA World Bank Conference on Employment and Development. In his keynote on “Employment in Developing Countries” Thomas Silberhorn, … Continue reading

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