30-June-2011

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Earnings Growth and Employment Creation: An Assessment of World Bank Support in Three Middle-Income Countries

The Bank has identified five policy areas that affect employment: macroeconomic conditions, investment climate, labor regulations, education, and social protection. This study assesses the Bank's assistance to Colombia, Tunisia, and Turkey, 1998-2007.

30-June-2011

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Social Safety Nets: An Evaluation of World Bank Support

Events of the past decade have underscored the vital need for social safety net (SSNs) programs in all countries, especially in times of crisis. Yet many middle-income countries found that their poverty-targeted SSNs were not flexible enough to increase coverage or benefits as needed.