How much does it cost to create a job?

women-apparel-factoryCreating more and better jobs is central to our work at the World Bank and a shared goal for virtually all countries —developed and developing alike. But oftentimes the policy debate turns to the cost and effectiveness of programs and projects in creating jobs.

As an example, I recently found myself in the middle of a discussion regarding a development project aimed at creating employment:  one of the reviewers objected given that the cost per job created was too high. “More than $20,000 per job,” he said, comparing it to much lower numbers (between $500 and $3,000 per job) usually associated with active labor market programs such as training, job search assistance, wage subsidies, or public works. Continue reading

The International Finance Corporate (IFC) URGENT IT Jobs! Apply Now.

Closing date for vacancies: January 19thjob

The positions are based in Washington, DC.

· IT Analyst – Business Analyst- 162825
· IT Analyst – UXM Developer- 162826
· IT Officer – Database Developer and Data Modeler – 162827
· IT Officer – Technical Lead – 162828

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YPP: World Bank Young Professionals Program

Have you always wondered what it would be like to work for the World Bank ? For more young profthan 50 years, the World Bank’s Young Professionals Program has been the preeminent program preparing global development leaders. If you have a passion for international development and a drive to lead, we want to hear from you. The short window of opportunity is now!

The application for the 2017 Selection Process for the Young Professionals Program at the World Bank is open from June 15 – July 27, 2016.

The following are the minimum requirements to be eligible for the Young Professionals Program:

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Job posting: Water economist


WPE now seeks an Economist with wateroutstanding analytical and communication skills with experience in preferably both infrastructure economics and natural resource economics.  The Economist will be expected to work closely in developing the WPE GSGs analytical program of activities and support to operations.

The Economist will report to the WPE GSG Global Lead Economist, and will work closely with Global Programs World Bank operational staff in the Water GP, Poverty GP and the Country Management Unit.  This position is designed to take advantage of the synergies that can be achieved through seamlessly linking across the operational and WSP teams. Continue reading

The newly launched WBG Analyst Program

The newly launched WBG Analyst Program is an early starting point for an exciting career in the World Bank Group (WBG).

The live Q&A will start here on February 24th at 10:00am ET.
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On February 24th, WBG representatives from Human Resources as well as other junior staff currently working at the WBG will take your questions in this newly launched Program. Come and join us in this live chat and learn more about this exciting new employment opportunity.

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WB Job opening: Senior Agriculture Economist – Dakar, Senegal

Job Title: Senior Agriculture Economist
Job Family: Agriculture & Rural Development
Job Type: Professional & Technical
Grade: GG
Location: Dakar, Senegal
Recruitment Type: International Hire
Language Requirement: English [Essential]; French [Essential]
Closing Date: 20-Jan-2015

GFADR seeks a Senior Agriculture Economist to support its strategic, advisory, and operational work in Senegal and where needed elsewhere.  The Bank has a very active engagement on agriculture in Senegal, consisting of a significant portfolio of projects covering among other agricultural research, food security, agribusiness and value-chain development.  There is a very active policy dialogue and close coordination with other development partners.  Agriculture also figures highly in Senegal’s country partnership strategy.

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