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Working papers

  1. Working Paper No. 82 - Growth and Employment Dynamics in Botswana: A Case Study of Policy Coherence

    01 October 2007

    This paper examines what is behind Botswana's spectacular economic success since gaining independence in 1966.

  2. Working Paper No. 81 - Globalization, Industrial Revolutions in India and China and Labour Markets in Advanced Countries: Implications for National and International Economic Policy

    01 March 2007

    This paper examines the impact on labour markets in advanced countries of the "current globalization" of China and India with the liberalized economy. This globalization takes place in the form of free trade, free capital movements and domestic labour market flexibility.

  3. Working Paper No. 80 - Growth, Investment and Employment in Ghana

    01 March 2007

    This paper examines the formulation of national policies including trade, exchange rate, monetary, fiscal and labour market policies and how they have contributed to growth and employment generation.

  4. Working paper No. 79 - Employment Creation, Real wages and Job Quality: How much aggregate Economic Growth Delivers? The Case of Chile

    01 March 2007

    This paper provides an overview of the Chilean economy and analyzes macroeconomic policies highighting the main features of fiscal, monetary, exchange rate and capital account policies. It also looks at patterns of labour market adjustment focusing on the behavior of employment and real wages.

  5. Working Paper No. 77 - Global Production Systems and Decent Work

    01 May 2007

    This aim of this paper is to provide an overview of the challenges of enhancing decent work within global production systems, and contribute to developing a research agenda on this issue.

  6. Working Paper No. 76 - Socio-economic security and decent work in Ukraine: a comparative view and statistical findings

    01 January 2006

    This paper draws on results from work on developing and testing decent work statistical indicators and methods of data collection. It includes also points on experience gained during the preparation and implementation of several surveys in Ukraine.

  7. Working Paper No. 65 - The impact of globalization on poverty in Bangladesh

    01 January 2006

    This paper describes the growth-poverty nexus through which the forces of globalization have affected poverty, and focuses on the impact of globalisation on employment.

  8. Working Paper No. 61 - Labour developments in dynamic Asia: What do the data show?

    01 December 2005

    This paper describes how labour and social conditions fared in the face of the rapid economic growth and integration of Asia into global markets, focusing on the period since 1990 for 28 countries in the region. This paper also provides evidence bearing on widely discussed questions of policy import, such as how rapid economic growth and globalization affect workers.

  9. Working Paper No. 60 - Informality and Gender in Latin America

    01 December 2005

    This paper makes a valuable contribution to the debate over informality, which is seen alternatively as an opportunity for promising business start-ups and a poverty trap. With the spotlight on microenterprises, the authors’ insights reveal a more complex reality with important gender differences.

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