When it comes to measuring jobs, the need
to refine traditional tools with new methods

In addition to correctly measuring the jobs directly generated from interventions and investments,
development agencies also need to estimate the resulting indirect impacts and general equilibrium
effects. These are hard to measure.


Understanding value chains to drive job growth

One of the measurement methods being developed by Let's Work is the Jobs in Value Chains
Survey tool. The objective of the tool is to understand the dynamics within a chain and to be able
to measure the impact of specific investments and interventions on job creation.


Partnering to measure impacts of private sector projects on job creation

Through the Let’s Work Partnership, progress has been made in defining the measurement
agenda so that DFIs can improve accountability to stakeholders by not only measuring jobs
in a consistent and more robust way, but also along more nuanced dimensions:
number of jobs gained, the quality of those jobs, and who gets those jobs.


In Zambia, agribusiness creates potential for job growth

As part of the Let's Work Partnership, The World Bank Jobs Group’s Zambia team
recently met with government, private sector, development partners and civil society
representatives to share the work it has been doing on jobs diagnostics and
value chain analysis, and consult on the preparation of an action plan for
jobs based on these analytical pieces.


Let’s Work Aggregator Pilot in Mozambique Moves Ahead

Let’s Work is financing a pilot program on agriculture aggregator models.
The models combine individual smallholders into larger groups to meet the demands
of commercial markets and link them to businesses that can provide
capital, technical assistance, and technological packages.


How do we measure jobs? Interview with Alvaro Gonzalez

Jobs are key to ending poverty and development practitioners,
policymakers, academics, and business leaders agree
that measuring jobs is important.


Let’s Work Tunisia: Building Public Strategic Analysis Capabilities

The Let’s Work Tunisia Program hosts a series of
workshops on value chain development and analysis


Looking at urbanization through a jobs lens

Cities have always been the nexus of prosperity, job creation,
and poverty reduction.


Jobs: The fastest road out of poverty

For the first time in history, the proportion of people living
in extreme poverty has fallen below 10%.


Let’s Work Starts Work in Bangladesh

The Let’s Work Bangladesh Team launched its
Bangladesh Work Program in March, 2016.


DEG Study:

The study evaluates how private
entrepreneurs can close the skills
gaps via targeted measures
implemented within the workforce,
suppliers, and local communities.


DBL Group:

High Labour and Safety Standards
in the Bangladeshi Garment Industry
Pay Off



At the launch of the Jobs Study, twenty-eight leading international finance institutions immediately pledged to work together to address the issue of job creation, and learn from each other’s experiences.

Let’s Work!

Working with key partners, the Let’s Work global partnership will help develop knowledge and practical approaches to the jobs agenda that would serve as a public good for the development community.

Vision 2016

The Let’s Work partnership will prioritize, at the country and sector level, private sector focused activities with respect to jobs and will advance and refine methods for how to estimate job effects in this area.

Private Sector

Job related events are the most important reasons for escaping or falling into poverty, particularly in developing countries. Creating more and better private sector jobs is therefore an integral part of ending poverty.

Activities under the Let’s Work Partnership are supported by grants under the Jobs Umbrella Multidonor Trust Fund and/or IFC Let’s Work Multidonor Trust Fund.

Austrian Development Agency

Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs



Partnership Matters

Let’s Work is about being bold, taking risks and creating innovative partnerships.

This is a defining moment: To use our resources to end the suffering of over a billion people living in extreme poverty. By helping to create more and better jobs, we can reduce poverty and boost prosperity. This is not only good for development, but also makes business sense — “to do well by doing good.”

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