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Announcing the Spring 2010 Labor Market Policy Course (application deadline extended to January 30, 2010)

"Jobs for a Globalizing World: Labor Market Policy" will be held March 29 - April 9, 2010. This 2-week course offers a unique learning experience on how employment is being transformed in today's rapidly changing, globalizing environment. The course identifies key labor market challenges within the context of overall poverty reduction and other economic and social development goals. It also explores what policy makers and others can do about them. 

Topics include the diagnosis of labor market conditions in developing countries, the effects of labor market regulations and institutions on outcomes, and the role of labor market interventions in cushioning the effects from the current economic downturn. It builds on the latest research findings by the World Bank and other academic and research institutions, as well as on practical lessons learned from country experiences.

This course is jointly delivered by the World Bank Institute (WBI) and the World Bank's Social Protection group.   

For course/enrollment information, please visit the course website