Labour Markets & Migration
The power of mentorship: Bridging the information gap to tackle youth unemployment
The ‘Meet your Future’ programme in Uganda improved employment outcomes for young job-seekers by fostering realistic job expectations
Coming home to prosperity: How return migration promotes economic development
Evidence from Mexico shows how migrants can foster local economic development after returning to their countries of origin
Hitting the jackpot: The high returns of a Malaysia visa lottery for Bangladeshi workers
International migration can be transformative for low-skilled workers and their families, and governments can play important roles to ease the visa...
How can online job portals help firms find workers? Evidence from India
Providing firms with advertising and identity verification tools increases their hiring through a job portal, improving their ability to fill...
Does manufacturing employment improve women’s agency? Evidence from Lesotho
The emergence of ready-made-garment sectors in poor countries can have substantial impacts on women’s health and decision-making power
How childcare empowers women
Providing access to childcare can help women achieve greater economic parity and enhance their agency, and could also lead to a substantial boost to...
Paid work for women and domestic violence: Evidence from Rwanda
New coffee mills in Rwanda increase women's paid employment, and women's and their husbands' earnings, which decreases domestic...
Constraints to migration: Evidence from Comoros
A workfare programme increases migration by loosening households’ liquidity and risk constraints
Do small firms need more workers? Evidence from Ghana
Allowing workers to signal their ability more easily increases access for the poor and alleviates labour constraints faced by small firms in Ghana