Getting Back to Growth

2021-06-15T16:05:04-04:00June 10, 2021|

By Lone Engbo Christiansen, Ashique Habib, Margaux MacDonald, and Davide Malacrino

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Producing and consuming more goods and services for the same amount of work sounds too good to be true. In fact, it’s entirely possible. Higher productivity is one of the key ingredients to higher economic growth and incomes. It’s all about how workers become more productive. […]

The Policymaker’s Trilemma

2021-05-14T13:01:37-04:00May 12, 2021|

By Abebe Aemro Selassie and Andrew Tiffin

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Imagine you’re a policymaker in sub-Saharan Africa. You’ve been charged with lifting your country out of the worst health crisis in living memory, and nobody around you knows when it will end—the second wave that gripped the region earlier in the year has eased, but many countries are nonetheless bracing for further waves as winter approaches. […]

COVID-19: The Moms’ Emergency

2021-05-27T11:03:30-04:00April 30, 2021|

By Kristalina Georgieva, Stefania Fabrizio, Diego B. P. Gomes, and Marina M. Tavares

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A year ago, the world changed. While the pandemic’s effect on workers has varied worldwide, the new reality has left many mothers scrambling. With schools and daycares closed, many were forced to leave their jobs or cut the hours they worked. […]

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