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Reducing Extreme Poverty Through Skill Training for Industry Job Placement

by Abu Shonchoy, Selim Raihan | Thursday, 12 January, 2017

Vocational training programs aimed at rapidly growing sectors have the potential to reduce skills gaps, improve income and employment potentials. Such programs often been unsuccessful, because they are not driven by indu... Continue Reading

Not Your Average Job: Measuring Farm Labor in Tanzania

by Vellore Arthi, Kathleen Beegle, Joachim De Weerdt, Amparo Palacios-Lopez | Thursday, 12 January, 2017

The extent of bias in smallholder farm labor data is examined by conducting a randomized survey experiment amongst farming households in rural Tanzania. Benchmark agricultural labor estimates obtained from weekly surveys... Continue Reading

Economic Consequences of Regroupment Camps

by Isabel Ruiz, Melissa Siegel, Carlos Vargas-Silva | Friday, 30 September, 2016


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Return Migration, Land Ownership and Food Security

by Sonja Fransen, Carlos Vargas-Silva | Friday, 30 September, 2016


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Do Households in Malawi Use Labor Efficiently?

by Brian Dillon, Peter Brummund, Germano Mwabu | Friday, 9 September, 2016

This paper explores whether households in Malawi are allocating their labor optimally between farm and non-farm activities. If households are not, they could theoretically increase their incomes by changing how they allo... 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.