Working Through the Crisis: Jobs and Policies in Developing Countries During the Great Recession - Directions in Development - Human Development (Paperback)World Bank (author), Arup Banerji (editor), Pierella Paci (editor), David Locke Newhouse (editor), David A. Robalino (editor)
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The book shows that promoting 'upgrading' (defined as shifting to higher-value goods, shifting up the value chain, or 'modernizing' production techniques) seems to be necessary for sustainable competitiveness in the apparel sector but does not necessarily help the poor. Policies that support upgrading need to be complemented with targeted workforce development to make sure that the most vulnerable workers are not left behind. Having a vision for the evolution of the apparel sector that incorporates developing worker skills seems crucial. Otherwise, less-skilled workers could miss out on opportunities to gain valuable work experience in manufacturing.
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 422 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 13 mm