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Jobs for a Globalizing World: Labor Market Policy Core Course

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Washington, D.C. March 29 - April 9, 2010

Labor Market 2The course adopts a mix of learning methods, including presentations based on the latest World Bank knowledge, case studies of country reforms, team-based exercises, role-play, and hands-on experience with the latest modeling tools.  

The course is taught by experts from the World Bank, top academic and research institutions, and other leading agencies.

This course comprises five inter-related and complementary modules:

  1. Understanding Labor Markets
  2. Creating Jobs: Investment Climate and Skills Development
  3. Balancing Flexibility and Security: Labor Market Institutions
  4. Supporting Workers: Active and Passive Labor Market Policies
  5. Labor Market Challenges

How has the Course been evaluated by Previous Participants?

The course has been evaluated independently by the evaluation unit of WBI, using several methods including a level 1 evaluation (based on participants’ self-assessment and satisfaction), and a level 2 evaluation (through the pre- and post-test to assess actual learning gains from the course). The course received high marks and has been well appreciated by a varied audience that generally come from developing countries (60%), World Bank staff (15%) and staff from development agencies, donors and developed countries (25%).

The following are quotes from previous years’ participants of the course:
“Inspiring course with great applied example to which we could connect.”

“Liked the balance of ‘theoretical insights’ and ‘applied’ issues.”

“It was a great experience and a chance to meet wonderful people from around the world. This is the first time I attended a course that long since I graduated yet it was fun and a great learning process.”

“Presenters are approachable, enhance interactivity and stimulate debates.”

“Policy implications of findings are very useful to direct country work.”

“Drawing on rich experience from different speakers from across the world, country specific illustrations and references in addition to informative content added much value to the learning.”

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