World Bank Innovation Challenge on Jobs & Migration

[1] (Photo: Sarah Farhat / World Bank) The World Bank’s Rome Jobs and Labor Mobility Center[1] will soon announce a request for proposals for the Innovation Challenge on Jobs & Migration. The call aims to build evidence around effective solutions that maximize the economic and jobs benefits from safe, orderly, and regular migration. Participating proposals…

Building Resilient Migration Systems in the Mediterranean Region: Lessons from COVID-19

Event Recording: https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/2bd700a6-9bc3-44e7-9389-1618756a2471    On June 17, 20222, the World Bank’s Rome Program on Jobs and Labor Mobility and the Luiss Guido Carli University hosted the presentation of the new World Bank Flagship report “Building Resilient Migration Systems in the Mediterranean Region: Lessons from COVID-19”. Migration has been a source of social and economic well-being…

#31 These types of workers were most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic

Photo: World Bank Authors: Michael Weber and David Newhouse There is now clear evidence that the devastating economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic were distributed unequally among workers in many developed countries.   We recently explored how the crisis has affected different types of workers and find substantial differences. Drawing on phone survey data from about 40 developing…

#28 Six months after the COVID-19 outbreak: How did workers in four African countries fare?

Photo: World Bank Authors: Ivette Maria Contreras-González, Gbemisola Oseni, Amparo Palacios-Lopez, Janneke Pieters and Michael Weber Labor markets continue to be a key transmission channel of the economic impact of COVID-19. As a result, tracking the trends in labor markets is paramount to gaining a better understanding of the economic impacts of the pandemic. Proper…