This companion report to the World Development Report (WDR) 2019: The Changing Nature of Work addresses the key themes of creating productive jobs and addressing the needs of those left behind. It builds on and contextualizes some of WDR 2019’s main messages to key specificities of the sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) region.

Africa's poorest countries saw little to no progress on average in improving the quality of their policy and institutional frameworks in 2018, according to the World Bank's annual Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA).

There are currently 31 countries classified as low income, less than half the number in 2001.

The National Resource Efficiency Policy (NREP), 2019 seeks to create a 12 facilitative and regulatory environment to mainstream resource efficiency across all sectors 13 by fostering cross-sectoral collaborations, development of policy instruments, action plans 14 and efficient implementation and monitoring frameworks.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Low GDP Growth Rate, 23/07/2019. As per the estimates available from National Statistical Office, the growth of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) at constant market prices was 5.8 percent in the fourth quarter (January-March) of 2018-19, which is lower than the growth achieved in last five years.

In this paper the impact of various agglomerative forces on employment growth in Ghanaian manufacturing is investigated, using data from two firm censuses, as well as population census and trade data.

By 2050, India will be in the global hot spot for ‘water insecurity' and there is an urgent need to focus on irrigation water productivity to raise agricultural productivity says the Economic Survey tabled in the Lok Sabha today.

By 2050, India will be in the global hot spot for ‘water insecurity' and there is an urgent need to focus on irrigation water productivity to raise agricultural productivity says the Economic Survey tabled in the Lok Sabha today.

Government has launched the Zimbabwe National Industrial Policy (ZNIDP), which is expected to help transform the economy through value addition, increasing employment levels and promoting a culture

It is well recognized that infrastructure investment is vital for growth. However, its financial implications could be huge, which could not be met by traditional sources of financing only.

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