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Book Chapter
Conclusions and policy implications

From the book: Tasks, skills, and institutions

Inequality Policy Developing countries
Laban Simbeye on how formal firms in Zambia recovered from the pandemic

The 2022 Jobs & Development Conference The Challenge of Creating Better Jobs in Developing Countries is organised on 14-15 December in Cape Town. Laban Simbeye, researcher from Zambia Revenue Authority, gives a presentation on a WIDER Working...

14 December 2022
Cape Town, South Africa
Past event
Sales recovered faster from the pandemic than employment: Evidence from tax administrative and survey data in Zambia

Like most other countries, the government of Zambia introduced restrictions to control COVID-19, which considerably curtailed normal economic activity...

Competitiveness Debt Finance
Working Paper
The role of skills and tasks in changing employment trends and income inequality in Chile

Using decomposition methods, we analyse the role of the changing nature of work in explaining changes in employment, wage inequality, and job polarization in Chile from 1992 to 2017...

Wage inequality Polarization Skills
Gerardo Pesantez / World Bank Transformation Towards Better Jobs
21 November 2019
Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence, Rani Towers (ground floor), Avenida Marginal 141, Maputo, Mozambique
Past event
Kunal Sen presents 'Growth 2.0: The Good Jobs Challenge in Developing Countries' at 24th Bradford Development Lecture

Estimates from the World Bank suggest that two-thirds of all jobs in developing countries are at risk of automation; meanwhile the ILO has calculated that 344 million jobs need to be created by 2030 to address unemployment. At the same time, around...

6 November 2019
University of Bradford, Richmond Road, Bradford , United Kingdom
Past event
Highlights from the 2019 WIDER Development Conference

The World Bank recently estimated that two-thirds of all jobs in developing countries are at risk of automation...

Jobs SDG8 Economic transformation
Policy seminar
Changing technologies and the jobs of tomorrow

Watch the live stream recording United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) in partnership with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) will organize a three-day...

12 September 2019
United Nations Conference Centre, Rajadamnern Nok Avenue and Klong Phadung Krungkasem Road, Bangkok, Thailand
Past event
The ins and outs of African industrialization: UNU-WIDER provides open access to a wealth of information

The question ‘why is there so little industrialization in Africa?’ has been a key focus of UNU-WIDER researchers and research partners for the last decade...

Industrialization Poverty Jobs
SA-TIED work stream 1: Enterprise development for job creation and growth

In this work stream, researchers from UNU-WIDER, National Treasury (NT) and the South African Revenue Service (SARS), will build and expand the tax administrative and other micro enterprise data available in South Africa, thereby developing these...

Enterprises Jobs Employment generation
Opening the vault: Data, research, and improved policymaking in South Africa

Policymakers often work in the dark, as they try to make real impact on people’s lives. If you don’t have good data, being worked on by good researchers, it can be hard to know whether efforts are truly making a difference...

Tax Data Firms
Policy seminar
A WIDER presentation on jobs - DFID policy seminar

Tony Addison, Carol Newman and Finn Tarp presented research evidence on the topic of job creation and employment at a policy seminar organized by the Department for International Development (DFID).

31 March 2016
DFID, 22 Whitehall, London, United Kingdom
Past event
The political economy of green growth

Finn Tarp, Director of UNU-WIDER delivered a seminar on ' The Political Economy of Green Growth' as part of the TCD/UCD Development Research Seminar Series 2012 organised by the Trinity International Development Initiative (TIDI) at Trinity...

23 March 2012
Dublin, Ireland
Past event
Photo: Eric Miller / World Bank Growth and employment

Theme: 2010-11

Growth Employment Growth and employment
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