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Jobs MDTF programs have inspired a new workstream designed to address the knowledge gaps that continue to undermine the potential of development interventions to improve labor market outcomes in developing countries. These include: Supporting Effective Jobs Lending at Scale (SEJLS) that supports large scale WBG lending operations to improve the consistency of jobs-relevant components and estimation of jobs outcomes; The Jobs and Economic Transformation (JET) pilots that aim to estimate indirect jobs impacts in 20 International Development Association (IDA) countries; and The Jobs After Covid innovation challenge that supports diagnoses and solutions to jobs challenges through country-based innovation challenge competitions.

This blog series shares insights from activities across Jobs MDTF in support of maximizing the jobs impacts of development interventions.