Growing local economies is one of six areas of focus of the Rotary Foundation. In order to promote economic development, whether locally or nationally, entrepreneurship, jobs, and skills are key. This page provides links to selected open access World Bank publications on those topics. The hope is that these resources will be useful to Rotarians and others working on economic development. The focus is on books published since 2010 as opposed to working papers, journal articles, and briefs. The publications were selected as a resource for participants at the 2016 Rotary Presidential Conference on Economic Development in Cape Town, South Africa. A paper including abstracts and pictures for the selected publications is available on the Blog Series page of this blog.
The World Bank publications listed below cover eight main areas as follows: Entrepreneurship and employment for women; Entrepreneurship and employment for youth; Regional and country studies on entrepreneurship; Jobs and labor markets; Business climate; Jobs during the crisis and in fragile contexts; Skills for the workforce; and finally Entrepreneurship education.
Please note that this compilation of recent publications is provided as a service to Rotarians and others working on these areas without any endorsement of the World Bank as to which publications should be featured.
|Entrepreneurship and Employment for Women|
|Entrepreneurship and Employment for Youth|
|Regional and Country Studies on Entrepreneurship|
|Jobs and Labor Markets|
|Jobs During the Crisis and in Fragile Contexts|
|Skills for the Workforce|