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Global Partnership for Disability and Development (GPDD)Logo of the Global Partnership for Disability and Development
The GPDD was formed to increase collaboration among development agencies and organizations to reduce the extreme poverty and exclusion of a substantial number of children, women and men with disabilities living in poor countries. This population includes those born with disabilities and people who become disabled through wars and other violence, traffic or work injuries, diseases, disasters and other causes.
Private Pensions Research Partnership
The objective of the Private Pension Research Partnership is provide a venue for cooperative work by interested multi-national organization, government bodies and private entities to undertake a program of research on the design and performance of private pension systems.. This will enable these systems to deliver greater benefits in proportion to participant's contributions thereby improving the security and stability of income in old age. Over the long term this should result in improvements in the capacity of pension system to achieve poverty alleviation among the elderly and support economic growth. Better understanding of the dynamics and outcomes that have been achieved by existing private systems will also support the understanding of their role in financial systems development that will assist in improving the contribution of funded system to economic growth and development.
Inter-agency Research Project
Child labor is one of the most devastating consequences of persistent poverty. Confronting the obstacles posed by child labor is essential to achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The Bank is committed to helping reduce harmful child labor. The International Labor Organization (ILO) International Program for the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC) and UNICEF are helping lead focused global activities to attack the problem. In December 2000, the ILO, UNICEF, and the Bank initiated a joint research program entitled "Understanding Children's Work and its Impact" (the UCW Project). The UCW Project aims to enhance international cooperation and to support broader efforts towards effective, long-term solutions to child labor. Through data collection, research, and assessment activities, the project contributes to improved understanding of child labor, its causes and effects, how it can be measured, and policy approaches for addressing it. The project also aims to improve synergy between the three partner agencies, to increase the effectiveness of child labor interventions.
Joint IZA - WB Employment & Development Program AreaIZA Logo
This program focuses on the determinants of ‘good’ labor market policies for developing countries and cover various research themes such as anti-poverty effectiveness of labor markets policies, active labor market policies, support systems for unemployed workers, national and international migration and the labor market, labor market institutions and their role for employment and growth, the role of formal versus informal jobs, the role of labor market reforms in relation with trade regimes and globalization, political economy of labor market reforms.
MENA Child Protection Initiative (CPI)
The CPI aims to upgrade the capacities of local authorities and municipalities to improve the well being of children, especially vulnerable and disadvantaged ones, and to enhance knowledge of effective policies and programs that address critical issues of children in the region.



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