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…

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#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. [bctt tweet=”Yet, in the developing world, much less is known about what happened to different types of workers in developing countries. How have they…

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#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…

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#27 Why did some countries’ workforces fare better than others in the early pandemic?

Photo: World Bank Authors: Johanne Buba, Hannah Uckat, Leonardo Iacovone, Denis Medvedev The COVID-19 pandemic took a heavy toll on the global economy, with world output falling by 3.5 percent year-on-year in 2020. Despite these large output losses, surveys from more than 60 countries conducted by the World Bank and partners between April and December 2020…

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#13 Africa’s Manufacturing Puzzle: Evidence from Tanzanian and Ethiopian Firms

Photo credit: Rob Beechey / World Bank   Authors: Xinshen Diaoa, Mia Ellisb, Margaret McMillanc, and Dani Rodrikd Some economists have called into question the primacy of manufacturing. For example, Gollin (2018) questions whether there is anything special about manufacturing and asks whether economists’ emphasis on manufacturing as a path to development reflects our lack…

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