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Return Migration and Economic Outcomes in the Conflict Context

by Sonja Fransen, Isabel Ruiz, Carlos Vargas-Silva | Monday, 3 July, 2017

Knowledge about the economic implications of refugee return is essential in order to develop adequate policies in the post-conflict period. In this paper we explore differences in economic outcomes between return migrant... Continue Reading

What constrains the demand for labour in firms in Sub-Saharan Africa? Some evidence from Ghana

by Francis Teal | Wednesday, 31 May, 2017

Employment in Ghana’s manufacturing sector remained constant as a share of total employment from 1962 to 2014 at just over 10 per cent. However the share of employment in small scale enterprises, those employing le... Continue Reading

Job Creation and Poverty Reduction: Lessons from Ghana

by Francis Teal | Wednesday, 31 May, 2017

This policy brief is to set out recent evidence as to how job creation has linked to poverty reduction in Ghana. In the period from 2005 to 2012 poverty reduction in Ghana continued. This note documents the role played by job creation in this proc... Continue Reading

The Formal-Informal Labor Nexus and Growth: The Case of Bangladesh

by Krishna Kumar, Shanthi Nataraj | Wednesday, 24 May, 2017

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Information Frictions in the Labor Market: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Uganda

by Vittorio Bassi, Aisha Nansamba | Wednesday, 24 May, 2017

We study how lack of information on the skills of workers a ects both employers and job seekers. To do so, we design and implement a eld experiment in the Ugandan labor market: through the provision of certi cations, we ... Continue Reading


IZA and the UK Government Department for International Development (DFID) are proud to present their joint IZA/DFID Growth and Labour Markets in Low Income Countries Programme (GLM | LIC), which will improve worldwide knowledge on labor market issues in low-income countries (LICs) and provide a solid basis for capacity building and development of future labor market policies. 30 grants have been awarded for research activities of institutions around the globe, with a substantial proportion of funds routed to research activities in institutions in LICs.