Oct 13, 10AM EDT, World Bank Annual Meetings: join our panel of experts who will lay out their vision for a jobs-rich future in which more people can achieve their potential. Strong human capital – investing in health, education, and skills & training – is key to job creation.
Learn how we can collectively tackle poverty by fostering an environment where businesses flourish, job opportunities multiply, and communities thrive.
The global surge in interest rates, the depreciation of currencies, and the resulting inflationary pressures are having major ramifications on the livelihoods of people across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The region continues to recover from the impact of the COVID-19 shock and tries to navigate the heightened volatility in its terms of trade stemming from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The region’s average economic growth is expected to decelerate this year from last year. Why? And what do labor market challenges and their effect on job numbers and real wages have to do with it?
Join the live discussion for these answers from the World Bank’s Chief Economist for the MENA region, Roberta Gatti, and MENA Vice-President Ferid Belhaj with AlJazeera Washington DC Bureau Chief Abderrahim Foukara, as we launch the newest economic update.
What are South Asia’s economic prospects and what type of challenges lie ahead? How can the region accelerate growth while creating greener firms and jobs?
The latest edition of the World Bank’s semi-annual South Asia Development Update provides growth projections for the region and explores economic policy challenges, with a focus on green technology adoption and the labor market implications of the transition to green energy.
Join experts from the region for a live discussion on how South Asian economies can work towards faster, cleaner growth.
Did you know? The working age population in Sub-Saharan Africa is expected to increase by 740 million by 2050, more than doubling from its current level of 630 million people. Yet African economies are already struggling to create well-paying, stable jobs, let alone address the looming demographic challenge. In a discussion with a dynamic entrepreneur and broadcaster from Ghana, Andrew Dabalen, the World Bank’s Chief Economist for Africa will answer questions from young Africans regarding the future of jobs on the continent, provide a survey of regional macro-economic trends, and propose paths for countries to deepen inclusive growth by providing more and better jobs.
Join us for the launch of a new World Bank report on “Working Without Borders: The promise and peril of online gig work” and learn how countries can leverage the promise of online gig platforms to provide income-earning opportunities for youth, women and other disadvantaged groups.