Did you know that job contracts can affect a country’s GDP? It makes sense. Employment contracts have an impact on employee performance. If, as an employee, you have no intention of staying at your job for the long term, your lack of commitment will likely reduce your firm’s productivity, which in turn can reflect negatively on your country’s productivity and its GDP. Temporary … [Read more...] about Are temporary contracts harming productivity in Colombia?
by Mario González Flores and Leonardo Corral Recent studies show that de jure recognition of tenure through the provision of a registered title or certificate boosts productivity by 40%; and increases consumption or income of beneficiary households by 15%. Access to land and the ability to make productive use of that land is critical to poor people worldwide … [Read more...] about How effective are land property rights interventions on improving investments and agricultural productivity?
By: Juan José Miranda* Climate change is one of the most interesting topics as we face an uncertain but certainly warmer future. According to the latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the temperature may rise by as much as 4.5 degrees Celsius by 2100, with an expected value between 2.5-3.0 degrees. On this there is consensus, but the consensus on … [Read more...] about Climate change and agriculture, a hot topic
Now that most of the northern hemisphere is on vacation, most are watching the Olympic Games, and the World Bank Impact blog is in hiatus, I thought we should take a break too. But before we do that, it is good to know that taking a break can be good. These are just five reasons (Hint: happiness and productivity are two of them) … [Read more...] about 5 reasons why to take a vacation