Work, Productivity and Jobs in the Kyrgyz Republic

Date: 20 November 2014

20 November 2014, 4.00pm

Work, Productivity and Jobs in the Kyrgyz Republic

Ms Jennifer Keller
Senior Economist
Macroeconomic and Fiscal Management Global Practice
The World Bank
 
Abstract
Jobs are at the centre of sustainable poverty reduction and improved living standards.  As a result, around the world, countries have identified creating more and better jobs as a top development challenge.  Many development trends in the Kyrgyz Republic indicate the need for better jobs outcomes, such as persistent levels of poverty, low levels of formal sector job creation and rapid rates of out-migration that could impact the availability of skills needed for future growth and development.  The presentation will focus on what national firm-level and household data, as well as global trade data, reveal about jobs in the Kyrgyz Republic between 2009 and 2012.  Bringing together employment data from household labour force surveys with data on jobs, output and productivity from firms, this presentation will shed light on where and how jobs are created and destroyed, and will provide insight into some of the constraints and opportunities for improved job outcomes.              
 
Biography
Jennifer Keller is a Senior Economist in Macroeconomic and Fiscal Management Global Practice at the World Bank. She has led the Bank’s programme of activities related to inclusive growth analysis and jobs diagnostics, developing much of the technical training, online analytical tools and cross-country thematic guidance on jobs diagnostic analysis.  Keller has a graduate degree in Economics from Johns Hopkins University.
 
Language
The presentation will be in English. Russian translation provided upon prior request.
 
Location
University of Central Asia, 138 Toktogul Street, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, 2nd Floor Conference Room.
 
Registration
Please RSVP to aida.bolotbekova@ucentralasia.org with your name and affiliation.
Please indicate if you require Russian translation.
 
* The views presented in this lecture are those of the presenter and not necessarily those of the University of Central Asia or any of its staff